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Kuku cliffs

Picture by G. Pavils, July 2004

Picture by G. Pavils, November 1998

Picture by A. Pundurs, September 2002

Coordinates: N 57°16'26,9" E 25°06'19,5"

Location: Cesis district, Raiskums municipality, right bank of Gauja River near Kuki;

Description: One of the most impressive cliffs in Latvia. From this cliff there opens wonderful sight. Brown-red color of the cliff is due to the clay which covers the cliff with thin film. During the winter here form many red coloured icefalls.
Total height of the bank here - 43 - 44 m, but most part of this height is covered by debris. Whole length of this cliff goes along Gauja River.
Two caves. At the foot of this cliff there is one of the few rapids in lower part of Gauja river.



Picture by G. Pavils, November 1998

View from Kuku cliffs
Picture by G. Pavils, February 1999

Picture by M. Zeltins

Picture by M. Zeltins

Picture by M. Zeltins

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