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The raven's ravine and cave
The raven's ravine and cave

Gauja sandstone outcrop in the ravine at the left bank of Vējupīte. A small triangular cave has formed in the rock wall.

 

Address Situated in Sigulda 400 m
southeastwards from Paradīzes [Paradise] Hill.
Coordinates 57.174450   24.866100
Phone +371 67971335
e-mail info@sigulda.lv
   

Raven's ravine formed in the dark red sandstone. The highest point in the ravine is 11.5 meters/~34 feet. The high vertical walls are covered with visitors' names, dates and random drawings.

A small triangle shaped cave, about 5 meters/15 feet deep, has formed in the wall. There are two caves mentioned in the records, but apparently the other one has been lost due to landslides within the sandstone rock.

 

There is an old story about Raven's ravine. In the old days there was a very kind “vagars” - a supervisor of serfs. He treated the serfs with dignity and would even defend them in the face of a baron. For this reason, the barons could not stand him and threw him down in the ravine. So the man disappeared and people could not find him until they saw a flock of ravens flying over the ravine. Then they descended down and found the body of the poor man and ever since then this ravine has been called Raven's ravine.


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