Walks among the leaves of four forests of Cantabria

Redwood forest in Cabezón de la Sal

Located in the vicinity of Cabezón de la Sal and situated on Mount Corona. During the 1940s it was decided to plant 800 sequoia trees on this land to use their wood, but when they could be cut down, their wood was no longer of interest and now they have turned this place into a beautiful forest that is part of the Sequoia Natural Monument. of Mount Cabezón. You can easily explore it in a walk of half an hour to an hour that will be worth it especially for the beauty of these trees and because inside you will find trees up to 36 meters high. The new access, located in the lower part of the forest where a parking lot has also been enabled, will alleviate traffic in the upper area and therefore improve road safety around the main entrance -located on the road between Cabezón de la Salt and Quotes-.

The Braña de los Tejos in Liebana

This braña located on a small elevated plateau full of yew trees has a 360° view from its interior with privileged views of the Picos de Europa, as well as the mountains of the Palentina Mountain and the Coastal Mountains of Asturias and Cantabria. La Braña de los Tejos has endured as a shelter for shepherds and livestock and a crossing point between Lebeña and Peñarubia. To get to Braña de los Tejos, the easiest and fastest way is from San Pedro de Bedoya, where there is a track indicated with PR-S4 signs (short distance roads). All you have to do is follow it until you reach a stop. We will find an authentic Nature Sanctuary. The other way to get there is starting from Santa Maria de Lebeña, a road in good condition goes up directly but with a greater gradient to the Braña de los Tejos.

Millennial oaks in Valderredible

In the surroundings of Bustillo del Monte, where the eyes find the roof of the region in Monte Hijedo, the echoes of the Celts who once inhabited the north of the peninsula still resonate. This pagan legacy, prior to the time of the Romans in this territory, can be seen today in the forest that surrounds the town, where dozens of ancient oaks sink roots as deep as the history of those first peoples themselves.

Parque Natural del Saja-Besaya

Located in the central western area of ​​Cantabria, the Saja-Besaya Natural Park is the largest in the region. It occupies six municipalities and has a total of 24,500 hectares. The route is a luxury for the senses, even more so at this time of year when the masses of beech and oak trees are in full change of color. Due to its humid and oceanic climate, beech trees, several species of oaks, chestnuts, ashes, maples, hazelnuts, honeysuckle and a varied and floral herbaceous substrate are abundant in its interior. Throughout much of the route you can hear the music of the Argoza River.

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