• Secrets of autumn in the Sierra Norte de Madrid

    Now that you get cold seems to be what most want to blanket and movie, isn't it?

    Well, don't stay seated, We reveal the best kept secret of the community, a magical place, unknown just one hour from the big city and rural!

    When it arrives the autumn vegetation, and in particular forests and deciduous trees (lost leaf in autumn) they acquire a very special and warm tones, that in combination with the frequent mists of this time of year makes everything will wrap in a magical and mysterious atmosphere. The landscapes, sprinkled with red, ochre, yellow or orange show us as a full of chromatic contrasts mosaic, What invites us to stroll through them and enjoy a wonderful day.

    Magical examples are the Hayedo de Montejo, declared Natural patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO, the Canencia Birch or the beautiful meadow in the town of Somosierra, the riparian forests associated with rivers and streams, and whose arboreal species like Birch, poplars, willows or Alders, They adorn the banks with a multitude of colors or the Highland Meadows, whether ash or oak, enchanted places that offer a very peculiar colorful. A special mention deserves the dehesa de Holly Robregordo, offering a particular version of the fall as well as a botanical treasure, with the Green mantle of the Holly trees decorated with clusters of fruits of an intense red colour.

    A very unique walk is the canada of the goats in Pradena del Rincón, where there is a grove of maples of Montpellier, whose leaves acquire a nice red color in contrast to the intense green of the grass that grows at this time of the year back in autumn.

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    After seeing the wonderful places I've recommended and this season of the year, they can be tasted in the numerous restaurants tasty spoon, as beans collected from our land , game meat, as Roe deer or wild boar dishes Serrano season such as mushrooms and the wild mushrooms, collected from our forests. Not to mention the desserts that are produced in this era and who are a real delight for the palate, as fritters, puches, angel hair...

    And if you stay hungry, puedes pasear y recoger nueces y castañas que luego podrás asar en la chimenea de alguno de los accommodation encantados de la Sierra Norte de Madrid.

    En esta época también se pueden practicar actividades propias de la temporada como la micología o recogida de setas, sobre todo en las zonas montañosas, por lo que la Sierra Norte de Madrid, es el enclave ideal para ello. Es importante tener conocimiento sobre las distintas especies ya que muchas de las que podemos encontrar son tóxicas y peligrosas, por lo que si no tenemos conocimientos es recomendable ir con un guía o realizar un taller de micología para poder adquirir conocimientos y realizar la actividad de una manera responsable.

    Cabe recordar la forma de la recogida, debiéndose cortar y no arrancar ya que si lo hacemos de esta última manera no vuelven a crecer; al igual que se recomienda llevar cestas en lugar de bolsas para permitir la caída de las esporas y con ello, permitir de nuevo su crecimiento; por lo que tener en cuenta estas indicaciones es algo muy importante

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