Trees are one of the most powerful living symbols of nature. They are there, they are part of our life, although we are not always aware of it. They do not speak, but they feel, love, suffer and see the inexorable passing of time and our daily follies unperturbed and firmly rooted to the earth. We propose a new way of looking at them and, why not, admiring them, together with the best way of planting and caring for the arboreal species of the Iberian Peninsula. Come with us to the Bosque de la Herrería.
Our route goes around the picturesque Pinar de Abantos and La Herrería area Herrería, a protected natural area of the Community of Madrid with an enormous and undoubted landscape value. We will walk into the Herrería Forest, where oaks, ash trees, chestnut trees, montpellier maples, etc. will accompany us on our journey.
When we arrive at the Silla de Felipe II – where we will be told about its true origin, we will continue our ethnobotanical path.
We continue our path to the Fuente Dos Hermanos and the Cueva del oso, a very peculiar rock formation.Among the species that we can find are: barberry, maple, hazelnut, chestnut, cherry, juniper, blackthorn, broom, ash, fern, rockrose, hawthorn, pyorn, gall oak, oak, wild rose, santolina, willow, linden and blackberry.
We will finish the route understanding the potential of trees to revitalize ecosystems. We will understand the spiritual meaning that the tree has for man, along with the different forms of twinning with him that we can remember or relive.
Details of the route
We will make several interpretative stops along the way.
No section of the route is particularly complicated, although we must always remember that we are in a Mountainous area.
We are in a rural and mountainous area, with forest paths and trails, so the use of appropriate footwear for the terrain (hiking or mountain shoes-boots) is mandatory.
It is also necessary to carry at least a liter and a half of water or other valid hydration. It is recommended to bring warm clothes and a raincoat. Do not forget to bring sunscreen and a hat. It is advisable to carry some food in your backpack: fruit, nuts, chocolate… whatever you need to replenish your strength at any given moment.
Some of our activities in Madrid can be combined with each other. For more information, please contact us.
Parking Herrería / Silla Felipe II.