RED LOCAL ROBLEDILLO DE LA JARA
RUTA 2. Path to El Villar Reservoir
Point of departure:
Robledillo de la Jara. C/ Cuesta de San Pedro
Low difficulty linear route that starts from Robledillo de la Jara and reaches the recreational area located in the Pinar de Casasola, around the El Villar reservoir, highlights the canyon that opens behind the dam and the style of construction of the same dam.
The route starts from the Cuesta de San Pedro, next to the church of Robledillo de la Jara, along with the local path to El Santo Roto. Both continue down Posada Street, where they coincide, Also, with the path of the Genaro, way 70 km long that connects to each other all the villages of the Commonwealth Reservoir of the Atazar. The routes follow the cemetery street and, past this, the path to the Holy Broken is separated from the left while the route to the Villar continues in front along with the path of genaro. They continue both down a dirt track that, after crossing the M-127 road, reaches the end of the tour in the perimeter of Casasola recreational area. It turns the same way.
The first 500 m of the route coincide with the Colada del Camino de la Presa del Villar. A wide area of pastures and jars is crossed to one end of the so-called Dehesa de Arriba, wooded area of whining and melojo oaks accompanied by Montpellier maples and majuelos, among other species. The tour continues and the jars become predominant again in an open landscape that allows you to enjoy wide panoramas.
After a Canadian pass, that prevents cattle from passing, the path overlaps with the Cañada Real de las Merinas livestock route, of 90 Castilian rods wide (75 m), until the end of the tour. The route borders the pine forest of Casasola, resin pine repopulation forest, listed as a Public Utility Mount, and where there's a recreational area with tables and benches.
The route ends at El Villar Reservoir, built in the 19th century on the Lozoya River, and that it's still supplying water to Madrid's. It takes its name from a village that existed in the area, today disappeared. As elements of interest stand out the dam wall, that has curved plant, which was a great constructive innovation at the time, and the reliever, at one end of the wall. When the reservoir reaches its maximum capacity the water overflows through this place and falls into an impressive waterfall about fifty meters high. Also noteworthy are the views of the water sheet and the vegetation that surrounds it as well as the gorge excavated by the Lozoya River, waters under the dam.