Guided Day walks and tours in the mountains of the Sierra de Huetor
The Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown and give great guided walking and scrambling in quiet and interesting scenery.
The hills and forests offer the intrepid explorer a magnificent insight into the days when there were few paths into the
mountainous areas. The area may only reach around 2000 metres in height but they have fascinating valley and mountain scenery
worthy of mountains much higher and...more famous?
The Sierra de Huetor
Sierra de Huetor is set in Granada province, close to the towns of Huetor de Santillan, Cogollos Vega, Diezma,
Beas de Granada, Nívar and Viznar. This open space is noted for its botanical importance and the Mediterranean
type fauna, that includes protected species, for example the golden eagle and wild cat.
The fauna of the area also includes reptiles, little owls and tawny owls, blackbirds, robins, warblers and partridges,
amongst other species. The botanical importance of Sierra de Huertor cannot be disputed, since besides the presence of oaks,
maples and gall-oaks, numerous local and North African endemisms can be encountered.
We are growing to love this area and have seldom met other people on our journeys through these hills.
In addition to wild and quiet walking we have also "discovered" some brilliant scrambling potential.
Some of the summits surpass (in our opinion) many of those found in the higher Sierra Nevada!
Indeed some of our parties have put up new climbing routes in the area on perfect limestone crags.
The area is open to day or multi-day walking and is perfect for the "get away from it all" types who are tired
of following wide trails and footpaths accompanied by the noise of other travellers.
Whats it like?
The magnificent scenery in the Sierra de Huetor
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New scrambling routes in the Sierra de Huetor north of Sierra Nevada
Yesterday we continued our development of this quiet area with 3 more scrambling routes in this fascinating mountain area just north of Granada and the Sierra Nevada.
Approach is via Cogollas Vega just off the A92 north of Granada. We have climbed and scrambled on the Peñon de la Mata for som...
The west ridge of the Peñón de la Mata, Andalucía
Describes an wonderful mountain day scrambling and climbing on the west ridge of the Peñón de la Mata in the Sierra de Huetor, N of Granada and the more popular Sierra Nevada.
We had seen this ridge on our last visit to the Peñón de la Mata when we did a scramble on the north eastern flanks...
Rock Scrambling on the Peñon de la Mata, Sierra de Huetor, Andalucía
Sometimes, quite by chance one comes across a gem. I had been on the summit of the Peñon de la Mata (1669m) before, but had failed to recognise the scrambling possibilities. This time there was to be no mistake.
The 5 of us parked as close to the peak as we could get, which left us an easy 45...
Forests walks and snowshoe trails in the Sierra de Huetor north of Granada
The little known Sierra de Huetor north east of Granada, Andalucia offers some really interesting and relaxed forest walking. In mid winter easy motorway access also offers the chance to enjoy superb snowshoeing terrain.
We have been visiting the Sierra de Huetor since 2002. Mainly exploring ...
Walking in the Sierra de Huetor north of Granada
Walking Sierra de Huetor near Granadaby spanishhighs
This area is quiet, unspoilt and relatively unknown to foreign visitors to Andalucia. It lies just north of Granada at the Puerta de la Mora turnoff on the A92 Malaga-Almeria motorway. Access from Granada takes less than 30 minutes.