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The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park protected area consists of a large cluster of high limestone peaks and within the mountain ranges there are ecosystems with sheer and colourful cliff faces, deep lush valleys, rich green forests and bleak white scree slopes.

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There are around 20 peaks above 1000m above sea level creating an impressively sculpted landscape. The highest is “El Torreón” at 1654m (5426 feet) which commands fabulous views across the mountains and as far as the plains of Cadiz province.

The area is captivating as so much of it is accessible and can easily be explored with new wonders on every turn. There are many footpaths where you can view the diverse habitats such as – a shaded riverside, a high exposed mountain peak or vertical cliffs that are home to nesting raptors.

Although most of the footpaths are freely open to the public there are four which enter into more sensitive areas that have their access restricted to limited numbers. (Click here to read about how to obtain these permits) There is also a small section in the heart of the park (Garganta Seca) that is completely closed to the public. Continue reading The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park