Villalba – The Anvil Circular

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From the lay-by we begin with a series of descents and climbs that will take us through pinewoods, down through an impressive rocky gorge to cross a dry riverbed. Soon afterwards we reach a junction in this well-signed route where it is possible to fork off and walk down to the village of Villalba. Our walk takes us upwards through cool pine forest, often walking on grassy tracks until we reach a little asphalted track. This in turn leads us to the marked point where we walk away from the track for 100m or so to reach the emblematic Piedra de Yunque (or stone Anvil) from which this hike takes its name. A little further on we are at El Tormo at over 1,300m above sea level, offering the most spectacular panoramas over huge distance. The last part of our hike takes us steeply downwards towards Villalba before we take a meandering path that will bring us straight back to our start point.

Spain - Central Spain - Cuenca - Serrania Alta


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