Meteorite craters are rare around the world.In Ilumetsa in Põlva County, however, there is a group of craters formed from meteorite impacts which the locals call “Hell’s Grave”, “Deep Grave”, “The Devil’s Grave” and “Ghost’s Grave” (the latter three of which are overgrown and not marked).
The biggest of the craters, which were formed around 6600 years ago, is “Hell’s Grave”:it is up to 80 metres in diameter at its widest point, and 12.5 metres deep. The floor of the crater is covered in a layer of peat up to 2.5 metres deep.Hikers will find their way to the crater along a well-maintained boardwalk, passing intriguing wooden sculptures as they go.There is a forest hut with information boards at the mid-point of the trail.
A wooden road leads to the meteorite crater. It is a nice little walk where you can see some wooden statues and enjoy the silence of the forest. There is a little cabin, where is the information...
Just an interesting place to go and see. There is actually another crater very nearby in the forest behind one of the private houses there. It is full of trees and there are no signs.
Nice walk by wooded trail to the crater. There has a nomerous wooded figures behind the trail. Beautiful views to forest.