Hestneshula is the most famous natural cave on Hitra. The cave is 10 m deep. Excavations in 1909 showed that there have been settlements over long periods right from the Stone Age. Most discoveries are probably from the old Iron Age (approx. 500 BC – approx. 550 AD). Parking 2.5 km from the Hestnes junction. There is a 300 meters trail from the road up to the cave.
A nice exercise tour in the same area goes up to the top of Hestnesfjellet, 160 meters above sea level. The path up is nice with several resting places. A bit steep at first, but otherwise easy going. Well up you get a nice view in all directions. To the south you see the peaks on the north wall, west you see Smøla, north you see the whole of Frøya and east large parts of Hitra.
From Fillan: Drive FV 714 until you see the sign marked Kvenvær. Turn left on 713 towards Kvenvær. At Strøm you turn right at the junction towards Asmundvåg. After a few kilometers take off at the junction to Hestnes. After a short while you come to a sign for “meeting place”, park here well to the side. Signs by the road show “Hestnesfjellet”.
Appr. 23 km from Fillan.