Sierra Huetor Natural Park between Guadix and Granada

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This route sets off up the Arroyo de Prado Negro and then climbs steadily for about 7km, gaining 400 metres. It commences in farmed land then, passing a number of abandoned cortijos, climbs up through forest before it finally opens out to give spectacular views of the 3,000-metre peaks of the Sierra Nevada in a line from east to west, snow-covered from around November to June, beyond to the plain of the Marquesado and into Almería. The diverse habitats in the park are home to a wide variety of flora, especially in spring. There are also many species of fauna including cabra de montés (Spain's mountain goat), jabalí (wild boar), jineta, gato montés (two different wildcats) and many birds of prey.

Spain - Southern Spain - Granada - North East Granada

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife, Woodland
16/10/2013 - Peter Gordon

Yes Keith, it is a steep climb through scrub and the line not clear but I trust you still reached the track, above or below point 3, even 30 degrees east or west of the line. An easier route would be to continue to point 10, but 1km further so saved for the return route, When I first used the route I would always take the shorter steeper route - now, and older, I might take the option. I hope you enjoyed the increasingly spectacular views as you climbed.

12/10/2013 - Keith LEES

Completed this walk in September 2013. Between waypoints 2 and 3 there is no obvious route and requires finding your way through thick scrub as you climb steeply up the valley. This is a long day walk almost entirely on rural roads but with no vehicles.

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26.7 Miles