Helmersen Rock Field
Helmersen Rock Field
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In 1871 and 1879, Russian geologist Gregor Helmersen was the first to describe and characterize the Heilu rocks. His name is also connected to rocks elsewhere in Estonia. He described the Helmersen Rock Field as the best group of boulders originating from Finland that he had seen in the Baltic countries. There are over 80 rocks on the 0.5-hectare-size plot, which been carried here by the glacial ice.
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strollingplayer
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Jul 2014 • Friends
We stopped by here on a whim after failing to find the Kardla Crater, which meant that at the time I was a bit sulky and piqued. That meant we nearly drove past them - although their signposted as 0.2km from the main road, there's no great sign to point them out, no car park etc, so keep your eyes peeled - you'll need to park at the side of the road and head a short distance into the woods. Once you find them and understand what you're looking at, they're fascinating and calming in a tranquil, understated, very Estonian kind of way. Supervised children should enjoy clambering over them too. Mr Helmersen rated them as the best collection of boulders in the world - he'd know more about that than I do, but while I'm not sure they'd justify an excursion in themselves, I'm very glad to have made their acquaintance.
Written 15 July 2014
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