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Did you know that... the Sabinar of Calatañazor

 

It is a natural reserve located in the municipality of Calatañazor, Soria, in the area known as La Dehesa del Carrillo, a short distance from the Natural Monument of La Fuentona de Muriel. Authentic living fossils, the specimens that populate this natural space of the Sabinar of Calatañazor are characterized by their height and size as well as by the age of most of them. The juniper forests, which are becoming increasingly scarce, are mainly concentrated in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa and the south of France, and are a reason for special protection given the difficulty this tree species has in germinating its seeds and the scarce world population that is preserved.

Sabinar of Calatañazor

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To discover What to see in the Sabinar of Calatañazor?

 

The specimens that we will find here are of white juniper and in some cases they exceed 15 m in height and 3 m in diameter. This is the densest juniper tree in all of Europe, due to the characteristics of the soil and the use that is given to this natural space, which is a place for livestock grazing. The enclosure invites to be crossed and to be visiting the different specimens that compose it, many of them with an age superior to 400 years. In this forest we can also find different species of plants such as the wild rose or the San Benito grass, as well as fungi such as the perrochicos or the pieazul also take advantage of the special conditions that the junipers bring to this place. While we walk through the Sabinar of Calatañazor, if we are attentive, we will surely be able to contemplate some redhead, owl or wren that among other birds and animals inhabit this place of Soria. The Sabinar of Calatañazor, as it could not be otherwise, is also crossed by some trekking routes that communicate it with the nearby Natural Monument of La Fuentona de Muriel and with the medieval town of Calatañazor.

Sabinar of Calatañazor

Curiosities

 

This type of juniper is known among the Sorians as enebros, while the common junipers are known by the name of Sabinos or Jabinos. Luckily both species are easy to differentiate between them thanks to their leaves, as both have bluish fruits with similar characteristics.

Sabinar of Calatañazor Natural Reserve

Useful information for visiting the Sabinar of Calatañazor

 

  • The visit is free of charge.
  • Like all nature reserves, it is subject to a series of rules of use and behaviour.
  • The House of the Park of the Fuentona and the Sabinar of Calatañazor can be found near the town of Muriel. 
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and footwear for the visit.

 

 

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The Legend

 

Currently Castilla y León has a total of 143 unique trees throughout its territory, so declared by its special monumental value, historical or scientific, this forest of junipers was declared a Natural Reserve in 1992. 

 

 

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Get to the Sabinar of Calatañazor

 

To reach Calatañazor the access road is the N-122 that joins Soria and Valladolid, approximately 25 km from Soria we must take the detour that, following the SO-P-5026, leads to Calatañazor. It is on this same road but on the section between Calatañazor and the town of Muriel de la Fuente where we will find the Sabinar de Calatañazor.

 

Once there

 

Next to the access to the Sabinar of Calatañazor Natural Reserve we will have a space at the edge of the road where we will be able to park our vehicle and start the view.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
  • Closeness
  • First name
  • Difficulty
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Assessment
PATHS IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Adapted

1:00 h.3.2 km.

Natural Monument of La Fuentona
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of people with reduced mobility.
PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Medium

2:50 h.10.2 km.

Path of the Gullurias
Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not even over great distances or unevenness.
PATHS IN FAMILY
0
Difficulty-Low

2:20 h.8 km.

Raso of the Vega of Baturio Paths of Valonsadero
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS IN FAMILY
0
Difficulty-Low

1:30 h.5.8 km.

House of the City Paths of Valonsadero
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

0:40 h.2 km.

Path of the Grandparents of the Forest
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

0:30 h.2 km.

Castroviejo and Cave Serena
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
MOUNTAIN IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:40 h.14 km.

Ascent to Urbión from Black Lagoon
Difficulty-ModerateDifficult red category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater unevenness or present some specific difficulty.
TOURISM
0
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.431 km.

Route through the charming villages of Soria
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
0
Difficulty-Low

96:00 h.424 km.

Route of the castles and fortresses of Soria
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
0
Difficulty-Medium

2:55 h.9.2 km.

A walk through the history of Soria
Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not even over great distances or unevenness.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

2:10 h.8.2 km.

Trail of the Duero from Garray to Soria
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
Lobos River Canyon Natural Park
Ucero, Soria
Lobos River Canyon Natural Park

Rocks polished by natural elements that hold the memory of millions of years

Roman Villa La Dehesa
Las Cuevas de Soria, Soria
Roman Villa La Dehesa

One of the first villas, from the late Roman period, excavated in the Peninsula

Castle of Gormaz
Gormaz, Soria
Castle of Gormaz

According to the Song of Mio Cid, Castiello tan fuort

Hermitage of San Saturio
Soria, Soria
Hermitage of San Saturio

Place of burial of a holy body, Saint of the River, Saint of the Duero

Arches of San Juan de Duero
Soria, Soria
Arches of San Juan de Duero

At the foot of a mountain of legend, the Mount of Animas

Hermitage of San Baudelio
Casillas de Berlanga, Soria
Hermitage of San Baudelio
Numantia Archaeological Site
Garray, Soria
Numantia Archaeological Site

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Archaeological Site of Clunia
Peñalba de Castro, Burgos
Archaeological Site of Clunia
Archaeological Site of Tiermes
Montejo de Tiermes, Soria
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