This is a track located on a land full of contrast, a territory where the boundless nature shares space with coal mines from the beginning of the XX century. Nowadays only a few mines are working, but at this track is possible to see this activity on the Picu Rietu (Zarréu) hill, as a living proof of the mining history in the region.
On the top is possible to see native fauna and springs in the middle of the mountain and, as a mirage, the Llangreiru Lake in the hearth of the Fuentes del Narcea Natural Park.
Duration: 1 h. 45 min.
Distance: 3,8 km
Ascent gradient: 525 m
DO YOU KNOW THAT…?
At the beginning of the XX century, the extraction of coal was established in some key points of the region, but this activity didn’t become popular until the 40s. Nowadays, the coal mining is suffering a setback, this has allowed for recovering a lot of natural areas. At present, there are only a few mines in full performance.
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