LOCATION AND ACCESS
The River Ruecas flows for about two kilometres northeast of the town of Cañamero within a deep defile flanked by the high quartzite crests of the Sierra de los Castillejos, the Sierra de la Lóriga, and the Risco del Castillo and the Risco de las Cuevas. Halfway along this route it is joined by the waters of the Arroyo Valbellido, which drains one of the most fertile valleys of the municipal district
The River Ruecas flows in a gorge from the dam of the Cancho del Fresno reservoir to the start of the fertile plain of the Huertos del Río. The width of the landscape means that access is possible from different roads; from the Cañamero to Guadalupe road that runs parallel to the river, from the old Berzocana road that also leads to the aforementioned dam, and along the road to the cave painting site known as the Cueva de Álvarez. The defile can also be reached via the Camino Natural de las Villuercas from the quarter of La Jarilla at the highest part of the town of Cañamero.