Vista 2069 veces, descargada 85 veces
cerca de Alfarnate, Andalucía (España)
Our little group went to walk the Route of the Pilas (watering troughs for animals) of Alfarnate. After having our coffee in the village we started our walk passing by the Co-operative Virgen de Monsalud. Our first stop was to see the Roman Bridge of which little of the original remains. We continued through the olive and almond orchards until we arrived at a cross roads where we left the country road taking the path to the left which brought us to the Pilas del Cerezal (cherry orchard). We then walked with the impressive Tajo de la Palomera (the cliff of the Pigeon-breeder) on our left, where we saw many vultures gliding above us and one impressive example perched on the Cliff. We passed the Pilas del Prado de Herrera (Herrera's field), those of Barrionuevo, and later in a field some old baths laid out in the form of the Pilas , to finally reach the Pilas de Castillejo beside the Farmhouse and the Wood. We joined the Alfarnate to Perriana road for about 250m and then took a path to the left where there is a pond. From there we walked along country paths, passing the Gastarreja farmhouse, "la Charca" (the Pond), along under the Sierra de Enmedio (In between) until we arrived again in Alfarnate. This is an easy route suitable for all. There are interior views of the Valley and exterior views of the Cliff, the In-between Mountain, the Vilo Peak, and the village of Alfarnate. Our guide was Miguel Ángel Robles.