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Bronze Age footprints

A cache by Tuu-tikki, adopted by Minzijo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/4/2003
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A cache on a hill fort in Lieto. Kätkö Liedossa Vanhalinnan linnavuorella.


The Vanhalinna hill fort in Lieto is one of the 70 reliably known hill forts in Finland. People have lived on the hill since the Bronze Age (1000-500 B.C.) until the 14th century, in the beginning of which the fortress was destroyed by battles.

In the view which opens from the hill can be seen the Oxen Road of Häme, which acted as a trade route from the south-western coast towards the inlands already in the Viking times.

The hill is for example a good place for a picnic on a warm summer day and on a comfortable cycling distance from Turku.

Start your trip from Vanhalinna manor.
Drive from Turku about 5 km to the direction of Hämeenlinna on the road nr. 10 and follow the arrow sign to "Vanhalinnan museo ja linnavuori".
On the the top of the hill there are some slippery, moss covered rocks, so take good shoes. During the winter time the stairs leading to top of the hill may be slippery. There is a stamp for letterboxing so please leave it into the cache.

Puolustuslinnoituksena toiminut Vanhalinnan linnavuori Liedossa on yksi Suomen 70:stä varmasti tunnetusta linnavuoresta. Vuorella on asuttu pronssikaudelta (1000-500 e.Kr.) 1300-luvun alkuun asti, jolloin linnoitus tuhoutui taisteluiden jälkeen.

Linnavuorelta avautumassa maisemassa kulkee Hämeen Härkätie, joka toimi kauppareittinä lounaisrannikolta sisämaahan jo viikinkien ajalla.

Vuori on esimerkiksi hyvä piknik -paikka aurinkoisena kesäpäivänä ja mukavan pyöräilyetäisyyden päässä Turusta. Lisätietoa Vanhalinnasta:

Aloita Vanhalinnan kartanolta.
Aja noin 5 km Turusta Hämeenlinnan suuntaan 10-tietä, josta opasteet (Vanhalinnan museo ja linnavuori).
Linnavuoren päällä on liukkaita, sammaleisia kallioita, joten ota hyvät kengät. Talvella linnavuorelle vievät portaat saattavat olla liukkaat. Kätkössä on leimasin lodjaajia varten, jätäthän sen sinne, kiitos!

Härkätien geokätkö - The Ox Road cache

Tämä kätkö kuuluu sarjaan historiallisen Hämeen Härkätien varrella olevia geokätköjä.
This is one cache in series of geocaches along the historical Ox Road of Häme.

Muut Härkätie-kätköt ovat - Other Ox Road-caches are:

M/S Isabella by Jesper1
Turun Tuomiokirkko by Kissa
Muikunvuori by Reba&Masa
Bronze Age footprints by Kettu & Filip
Savijoki - River Clay by Varvikello
Historical Marttila along Ox Road by Jeo & Kirsi
Myllyranta by Jeo & Kirsi
Viinatehtaan vanha varasto by J&H Team
Jättiläisen hauta - Sarcophagus of the Giant by J&H Team
Croft of Kivilammi along Ox Road by Jeo & Kirsi
Tower Seven by PekkaR
The Battle of Tervalammi by Jeo & Kirsi
Palsankallio by PekkaR
Niemisen veljekset by PekkaR
Historical Renko along Ox Road by Jeo & Kirsi
Highway 2855 aka Biker 5. by PekkaR
Sylkkyvaha by PekkaR
Onpahanvaankätkö by PekkaR
Parkki by TeamLP
Tour of National Urban Park by Jeo & Kirsi
Castle Barracks by Jeo & Kirsi
The old Church of Hattula along Ox Road by Jeo & Kirsi

Lisätietoja - More information:
Hämeen Härkätie

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