RUTA 1. Ruta al Santo Roto

    Point of departurePoint of departure:
    Robledillo de la Jara. C/ Cuesta de San Pedro

    Low difficulty route. It starts in Robledillo de la Jara and reaches the ruins of the hermitage of Villar, known as the Holy Broken.


    Distance: 5,8 km

    Time: 1h 40 min

    Positive slope: 156 m

    Difficulty: 2 / 5

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    The route starts from the Cuesta de San Pedro, next to the church of Robledillo de la Jara and coincides with the path of genaro, way 70 km long that connects to each other all the villages of the Commonwealth Reservoir of the Atazar. Both paths follow the cemetery street and, past this, the path to the Holy Broken is separated to the left towards the stream of the Dehesa, that's going to serve as a guide for the first half of the tour. Past the sewage treatment plant, the route follows the traditional road to the Mill of The Villar, in the Lozoya River, today covered by the waters of the reservoir. The road reaches the Holy Broken, that gives its name to the path, and which is formed by the ruins of the Hermitage of El Villar, of which only one wall is preserved. The Villar was depopulated in the sixteenth century and its lands ended up being incorporated into the municipality of Robledillo de la Jara whose neighbors celebrate every year, in the month of May, a pilgrimage to this place.

    The route continues northwards through first a jaral and then a wide area of pastures, coinciding during a stretch with the Colada de Peralanava livestock route. Cross a dirt track and continue along a narrow path, the Colada de Servidumbre or Valdemazos road through the Aborrero stream. After crossing a door, the path flows into the same dirt track that crossed a kilometer ago and returns to the urban center of Robledillo de la Jara where the route ends.

    The route allows to recover ancient traditional roads and several livestock roads that due to lack of use are disappearing under the scrub. Shortly after starting the route, in the stream of the Dehesa, you can see a big willow, the salguera del Molino del Villar (Salix alba). It is a copy included in the Regional Catalogue of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, category of unique trees because of their size. The route crosses vast areas of scrub, consisting mainly of jara pringosa and rosemary, covering old cereal farm fields. From the path you have a good panorama of the Dehesa Boyal de Robledillo de la Jara, listed as a Public Utility Mount, whose wooded mass of whining and melojo oaks stands out in the landscape.

    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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