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Ķūķu Cliffs And Gauja RiverĶūķu Cliffs
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Ķūķu Cliffs, Ķūķu klintis, Gauja, Atsegumi, Upe, Laivas

Ķūķu Cliffs

Code: U-287-21
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on July 21, 2021
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Ķūķu Cliffs is the highest outcrop of the Devonian period in Latvia 43 metres high. The upper part (above the sandstones) is formed from clay layers that contain a lot of fossil remains of long dead organisms. Ķūku Cliff changes its appearance rapidly due to river erosion and many landslides. In recent years the shore has lost 10 metres!

There are multistage threshold near to the cliffs, so in the olden times raftsmen called this majestic cliff “Straujās” (The Fast) Cliff. In the middle part of the cliff is the unusual cave “Ķūķu”, which was formed in the sandstone just next to the water, so it is reachable only during periods of low water. In the winter the icefall forms in front the cave.

Ķūķu Cliff is a natural geological monument and is located in the Gauja National Park. Cliffs can be seen only from the other bank of the River.
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On the right bank of river Gauja, slightly more than 1 km downstream where the river Amata mouthes Gauja.

Accessible and visible from the road Līgatne–Kārļi, where a small forest road (see the sign) leads towards the river Gauja. Ķūķu cliffs are deemed the most massive sandstone outcrop in Latvia from the Devonian Period. Length ~ 500 m, height – 43 m. The massive cliffs are still shaped under the influence of the current, springs, and ice coming with the flood waters. Two brooks have washed out 10 m and 20 m long caves, which are accessible only by canoe. During cold winters beautiful frozen waterfalls are formed on the cliffs.
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Ķūķu Cliffs

Code: U-287-21
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on July 21, 2021
FREE 1000 x 555 px
72 dpi
185 KB
S 1748 x 1165 px
14.8 x 9.87 cm / 300 dpi
MB
M 3609 x 2000 px
30.55 x 16.93 cm / 300 dpi
L 7217 x 4000 px
61.1 x 33.87 cm / 300 dpi
24.5 MB
XL 2 10520 x 5831 px
89,07 x 49.37 cm / 300 dpi
43.1 MB
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