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Sodinu Foot Stone or the Devil's Stone

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Auces
Parish:
Lielauces
Other references to the location
4 km direction SW from Lielauce, approx. 700 m direction NW from "Luleni" home, at the foot of the E slope of the hill, into the bushes.
Coordinates
lat=56.5008336668, lon=22.8180672269
56° 30' 3" N, 22° 49' 5" E
Description

The stone is located in lowland in between of hills. One of the nearby hills was recently deforested and

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now it is overgrown with bushes. Dimension of the stone: 2,45 x 1,70 x 1,1 m, circumference 7,65 m. Its surface bears three so-called Devil's footprints: 1) 20 x 8 x 3 cm; 2) 14 x 10 x 3 cm; 3) 16 x 10,5 x 1 cm. All three dimples are caused by natural reason - due to decaying process. The stone bears an artificial formation - landmark: 7 x 10 cm cross with a 6 cm deep and 2 cm (diameter) drill in the centre of it.

Narrative

According to a legend the Devil has left its footprints in the stone.

Attraction
Minor.
Availability
Difficult to access and find.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There is no specific infrastructure in the vicinity of the site. Nearest town - Auce, where one shall find a tourism information centre, catering sites, shops and accommodation sites, as well as historic architecture.
Local info
No signs leading to the site. The area is uninhabited, there are agriculture and forest areas; it is
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
The site is located in a place, which is very hard to access and find. With no coordinates, it is very hard to find. To find the site, one shall cross an overgrown clearing. Based on the description, one may lose the way, since there are several similar hills and overgrown forest clearings in the vicinity. The difficulty level of accessibility may vary during the seasons.

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