THE ROUTE OF THE RED TOWNSFrom Villacorta to Madrigera to Ayllon (20 km from de mill going by Santibañez de ayllon ) Where you can see the typical red country houses and a series of oack,evergreen and Holm oak forest than in autumn show all its splendor.
NATURAL PARK OF THE SICKLES OF THE RIVER DURATON
Natural park of the sickles of the river Duratón – Sepúlveda (35 kms of the mill) in the medieval town of Sepulveda. You will find the natural park of the sickles of the river Duraton. Where the river passes between impressive large thick walls that in some occasions can reach up to 100 m. It has a great diversity of animals and plants, especially around the area of “la ermita de San Frutos”.The main species that is represented here is griffon vultures; these birds can have a wind span of 2.5m wide. The vultures with their majestic flight and their cavities in the walls are easily spotted by the white stains made by the excrements of the birds.
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF TIERMES
The archaeological site of Tiermes (30 km from de mill).
The remains of this Celtiberian and Roman deposit ,also called “ The Spanish Pompeii “in Montejo de Tiermes ,Soria Castilla y leon . In July and August there are guided tours to the site, the tour takes one and a half hours, you must consult times and days in the museum. (9220.127.116.11).
The tour by yourself takes two hours and it is a normal walk without difficulties. You can have access by car to the area as far as the hermitage, and then you must continue on walking..
More Information: www.tiermes.net
From 40 kms of the Mill by N-110 towards Segovia). Or telephone 921 507113 they also have an archaeologist park for children. More Information:
RIAZA- RIOFRIO - THE FOREST OF THE BREECH TREE IN LA PEDROSA - THE MOUNTAIN PASSES OF LA QUESERA13 kms from the Mill. From the mountains of Riaza you go up towards Riofrio de Riaza and to the mountain passage of la Pedrosa. There you will find the most southern breech forest in Europe, it still maintains its splendor and bit by bit it regenerates its self. Ascending 500 m. on the slopes we reach de source or headwater of the Riaza river.
Inside the forest you will find centenarian trees, twisted and full of moss that in the fall shows all its coloration. Crossing over the forest we get to the mountain passage of la Quesera 1.750 m. high that joins the provinces of Segovia and Guadalajara.
From here you can contemplate an unforgettable view .If you look towards Segovia, and Guadalajara you will see the deepest part of the valley, the dam of Riofrio, and other towns of the region .If you look towards the province of Guadalajara you will see a valley full of pine trees. From the Mountain passage of La Quesera you have interesting trails to hike, following the mountain range towards El Pico del Cobo or La Ermita de Hontanares.
OTHERS ACTIVITIESHorses in “La Vereda” . In Riaza 13 km. from the mill. There are routes for horse riding for all levels.Telephone 0034 659 82 28 61.
Descent in canoe in spring or summer the river Duraton.(35 km. from the mill). Hoces del Duratón, S.L. www.hocesdelduraton.com: 918.104.22.168
The park in the trees “From pine to pine”, located in the recreational centre in Navafria ( 55 km. from the mill ) www.depinopino.com or call 659 45 45 68 .It opens Easter Weekends in spring in July and August from Wednesday to Sunday ( you must be at least 7 years old ) There are also natural pools opened to all ages in July and August.
In all your visits and excursions “El Molino de la Ferreria” recommends to respect the natural and cultural values in the plants the animals and the fossils .Please also respect the silence of nature and its cleanliness, please also tell your children.