On this route we will travel through a unique natural environment, composed mostly of a reforestation pine forest. Intermixed in the pine forest we have a variety of shrub species present in our mountain range. In a circular route of 9 km we discover everything that surrounds the Pantano del Rumblar.
Begin the circular path in the plain of Santo Cristo, which was the resting place of the merino livestock. We will take a small descending section that lead us through a forest of reforested pine trees, which alternates with eucalyptus trees.
We will pass through the ruins of an old rajal of beehives, a kind of stone corral that kept the hives of bees for possible assaults. We will pass by jarales and romerales and also by an area of a few almond trees.
We will locate a control fort of the territory linked to the mining exploitation of the basin during the Bronze Age (4,000 years ago). We will see a magnificent panorama of the junction of the Grande and Pinto rivers, where the Rumblar is formed. We will also see old stone flocks, destined to refuges of merino cattle during the Middle Ages.
The name of this route is not a whim. This enclave of the Sierra Morena hosts numerous archaeological sites from the Bronze Age. Among the most noteworthy we can mention the Migaldías, rehabilitated for the tourist visit.
Spanish history runs through this route in different forms and periods. Thus, we can see several mountain orchards, product of the popular occupation the confiscations of Madoz in the XIX century.
It is required to stop at the castle of Burgalimar, an ancient fortress that presides over the town and which has a large colony of the Lesser Kestrel. The dam of the Rumblar greets the traveler with its craggy shores where it is possible to spot the Black Stork, and later on the dam enters into the ridged pastures that are the preferential hunting habitat of the large population of birds of prey of the Sierra Morena, incluiding the Golden and Spanish Imperial Eagle.
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