By the Boyal Dehesa de Montejo

    Point of departurePoint of departure:
    Montejo de la Sierra. Fountain Square.

    Dehesa are one of the most significant examples of the communal and sustainable use of natural resources in peoples. The beginning of the route accompanies the reguera and a good sample of traditional orchards. Easy and very representative route to this area declared a Biosphere Reserve.


    Distance: 5,4 km

    Time: 1h 45 min

    Positive slope: 188 m

    Difficulty: 2 / 5

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    This beautiful route runs through the dehesa boyal Montejo, which continues to provide rich pastures for livestock and firewood to heat the homes of neighbors. Starting from the 25 April cattle in the meadow is kept to prevent this damage to crops or hay meadows. The dehesa is formed by a forest of Pyrenean oak, that keeps large fish, and ash, In addition to the four batteries of irrigation (artificial lagoons) you are water gully.

    Peña Balagares will find shale rocks altered and among Muscovites bright we can see abundant large garnets. In a more clear area, sprinkled with ash, We can see a chozo as which shepherds used formerly, circular construction with "indoor living" root balls of grassland and flagstone that provides greater resistance and impermeability.

    Between the old Oaks, the ash and the grassland is not uncommon to see several species of birds like the Woodpecker whistles, Myths, chickadees, Blue climbers or agate in addition to wild boars or foxes among other animals. The route leaves us beautiful panoramic of Montejo and the Valle del Lozoya.

    Hiking is an activity that carries certain risks if minimum safety guidelines are not followed, it is also a practice that is carried out in the natural environment so we must know some conservation standards that help us to make the least possible impact.

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