It’s early winter so with few wild plants in flower we are left with stunning November views, resident birds like griffon vultures, Bonnellis eagle, red billed chough and mammals represented, of course, by the ever present Spanish ibex. In November, wildlife and landscapes in the Sierra de Grazalema are quite stunning.
On a clear, crisp day the rewards are higher up in the mountains. Walk a path surrounded by mature trees, you will be steadily gaining in height, take a moment to look back over the valleys and white villages, now scattered beneath.
Check out Nature Plus – Grazalema for walking and wildlife holidays in the Sierra de Grazalema: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/nature-plus-grazalema/
Remember that some walks here in the Sierra de Grazalema natural park require a permit. Find out about how to get a permit here: https://grazalemaguide.com/blog/how-to-get-a-permission-for-restricted-footpaths-in-the-sierra-de-grazalema/
The views will have you stopping at every turn to breathe them in. Above you is an array of rugged peaks and grazing on the slopes, camouflaged amongst the rocks and shrubs are Spanish Ibex. The males are standing proud as the test begins to see which one will become head of the herd.
Some of the trees which edge the pastures; Pomegranate, Quince, Almond and Walnut, plus those which grow on the mountain slopes; Strawberry tree and Sloe have ripening fruit which are often used in local cuisine.
November wildlife and landscapes in the Sierra de Grazalema
November is a great month to explore the white villages of the Sierra de Grazalema by car and you’ll find a map and descriptions of three routes here: https://grazalemaguide.com/blog/the-white-villages-of-the-sierra-de-grazalema/
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