Hayedo Of the Ilces

Hayedo de las Ilces
Hayedo Of the Ilces

This circuit with start and final in Espinama allows to paginate the beauty of the villages of the high valley of Camaleño with the glorious forests of have and oaks that so well conserve in his surroundings. After callejear between the taken care popular architecture of Espinama and Ask the route adentra in the track of Pierga in direction to Cosgaya, that discurre by the right margin of the river Deva and to the foot of the leafy forests that descend from the summits of the Coriscao by the valleys of Pierga and Peñalba. Definitely this is one of the better zones conserved of the surroundings of the Beaks of Europe, where take refuge some of the scarce bears of the Mountain range Cantábrica, between other a lot of species esquivas. The circuit completes going through the small village of The Ilces, to return by the exposed slope to the adret, in which they change the forest species, although it keeps the thickness of the forest.

The Beaks of Europe is a training limestone extends by Asturias, Cantabria and León and in her stand out his heights, in a lot of cases above the 2.500 metres, by the near that they find of the sea Bay of Biscay, as in his more northern point hardly distancian 15 kilometres of the mar.

Geographically the Beaks of Europe find in the line of the Mountain range Cantábrica, although they are considered like an independent unit of this by his more recent training. They occupy a total surface of 64.660 hectares delivered between the three provinces.

The Beaks of Europe are divided in three macizos: the macizo Western or Cornión, the macizo Central or of the Urrieles, and the macizo Oriental or of Ándara. The main heights find in the macizo of the Urrieles, that goes through to be the more agreste of the three, as fourteen of his peaks surpass the 2.600 m of altitude, with the Tower of Cerredo, of 2.650 m, like ceiling of these mountains and third maximum of all the Iberian Peninsula, after Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees. Another mountain that forms part of this macizo is the Naranjo of Bulnes or Picu Urriellu, of big historical importance in the Spanish mountaineering. It was conquered for the first time in 1905 by Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa.

In the macizo Western or Cornión, called like this by the form of horn that offers his silhouette when being avistado from the west, stands out the Saint Crag, that with his 2.596 metres of altitude surpasses in 110 to the following peak of this macizo, the Tower of Santa María or Saint Tower of Enol. By these two mountains, the Saint Crag and the Saint Tower, this macizo knows likewise like the one of the Saint Crags.

The macizo Oriental, also called of Ándara for being in him the circus of the same name, is the most modest of the three, so much in heights (his ceiling, the Morra of Lechugales, achieves the 2.444 m of altitude) as in verticalidades.

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Cantabria 1 9 Km. 100 m. 100 m. Easy Recorrido Circular
Julio 2012
lugar
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Cantabria 1 9 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Negativo
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100 m. 100 m. Easy Recorrido Circular