Diezma to La Peza across the Rio Fardes Valley

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Diezma to La Peza across the Río Fardes Valley, above Guadix

The pretty little town of La Peza at half-distance gives choice of a bar or restaurant break. The two halves of the route can be done separately, starting at the river at Waymark 3 and taking a break in either town. The 3,000-metre peaks of the Sierra Nevada, in a line from east to west, make a spectacular backdrop to this walk, snow-covered from around November to June. However, at a height between 975 and 1,215 metres this walk is suitable all the year. It gives the chance to see cabras de montes and roe-deer, both present locally. An impressive dam was built in 1996 across the River Fardes, just below the area of this walk, to create a new reservoir, Embalse Francisco Abellán. 88m high, it has a capacity of 58 hectometers (58,000,000 cubic metres). The Fardes runs northwards, to join the Guadalquivir which leads west through Cordoba and Sevilla to the sea. A new road across the dam was built from the motorway at Junction 282 to link to La Peza. This spectacular mountain route continues via Quéntar and Dúdar to Granada.

Spain - Southern Spain - Granada - North East Granada

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife