Not far from Søllested lies the manor house Søllestedgård that manages Søllested Forest. The forest is very diverse with an interesting path system that makes a very varied hike.
There are not many rocks on West Lolland, but the last ice age has nevertheless allowed a single giant stone to be left behind in Søllested Forest. It is located quite close to the asphalt road through the woods, yet is unknown to most. The stone measures on the surface approximately 2.5 x 4 meters, and how far it extends into the ground is not known, but it weighs at least 40 tons.
In folklore there are no known legends about the stone, which is customary for particularly large stones, but it probably concerns a troll who threw the stone at the lord of Søllestedgård because they fell out over something.
See the map, then take a walk in the woods and see the giant stone.
In and around Søllested Lolland Municipality and the Outdoor Council, in cooperation with the residents, have established ’Four-leaved clover paths’ or in Danish ‘Kløverstier’ (these consist of 4 different routes that originate from a common spot) with tables, benches and information boards.
Near Søllestedgård can one also see some beautiful stone sculptures on "Anemarken" (field dedicated to past generations). They were sculpted by the stonemason Thomas Kadziola and set in 2010 to mark the Jørgensen family’s 200 years at Søllested Farm.
There is public access to the area.
We have examined the stone in Søllested Forest. It is a coarse-grained granite and similar to Filipstad granite from Orebro County far up in Sweden. This indicates that the rock moved appoximately 600 km during the ice age.
In the picture you can see the path to the giant stone in Søllested Forest.