LOCATION AND ACCESS
At km 31.5 of the CC-20 road that runs from Guadalupe to Navatrasierra and some 2 km from the historical Hospital del Obispo, we can observe on our left a set of Armorican quartzite strata known as the Canchos del Ataque.
ATTRACTIONS OF THE VISIT
Observing different aspects of the geological macrostructures, in this case of the Guadarranque syncline and the Ibor-Guadalupe anticline, such as the fold flank or a part of the hinge (“witness hill” of the Camorro). We can find in the valley the peat bogs described in Geosite 26, and can observe in the vicinity the pedrera known as the “Melonar de los Frailes” in an allusion to the large size of its stones.
Downstream the brook has magnificent riverside woodland with alder, ash, holly, Portuguese laurel, etc. On its banks on the route to the Castañarejo there are several examples of centenary chestnut trees. In the flowering season specimens of albino Spanish lavender can be identified.
The site includes some interesting and significant historical and cultural aspects. The royal road or the Camino Real from Castile to Guadalupe passes this way with its essential stopover point at the historical Hospital del Obispo, which was built for the benefit of pilgrims on their Marian route towards the Monasterio de Guadalupe.