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La Pedriza

La Pedriza

The community of Madrid has catalogued this tree as exemplary. It is 11 meters high and is credited with an age of between 400 and 500 years. The curious thing about this tree is how, despite the fact that their roots are among the rocks of granite, has been able to survive so long. During the path bordearemos, the skirt of the mountain, part of the town of Manzanares el Real. The trail has little unevenness and the difficulty is low.

We can do it in two hours. The route runs through the area called the Alcornocal. Star actress can provide more clarity in the matter. There was a time in which the tree that prevailed in this area was the Cork, hence the name of this part of La Pedriza. Most of the cork oaks were felled and replaced by pine, but there are still some copies distributed by La Pedriza, primarily in areas where man could not cut them because of the difficulty of the terrain. To begin the route depart parking of the stride, in the town of Manzanares el Real. Next to the restaurant Casa Julian there are paved uphill climb up a rock that drew the left a path for upload to the Yelmo.

We are going to go right down another path which runs next to some houses in the village. About five minutes we reach a meadow with a small stream. We are going through and come to a fork in the road. We take the left which takes us through some rocks. Us go fixing stones milestones to guide us along the path. Soon we will start to gain height and from the highest point we can see the cliff called El Indio. The path passes alongside said risco and nothing else to pass it we find the spectacular exemplary of Cork which gives its name to our route. For detailed information of the route you can go to the blog: original author and source of the article.