Rural exploration Spain: Living in the Altiplano region of Granada throws up it’s challenges from time to time, weather can be unpredictable, in the main though you can experience very hot summers and long cold winters. Terrain is barren, almost desert like and while it does become green during the Springtime this only only lasts a couple of weeks – to find some permanent green you have to head off into the woodlands. The good thing about the Altiplano is that you are never too far away from the woods, head up into the mountains and the views are breathtaking, already being 3000ft above sea level it’s easy to understand that climbing a little higher is extremely rewarding when it comes to landscapes.
The campo (countryside) is 4×4 territory, the mountain tracks even more so but you can manage in a car if you feel adventurous, once up their you are unlikely to see anyone, in fact the only living things you might come across are deer and odd wild boar. It really is the landscape photographers dream, just take a flask of coffee, your gear and the day is yours.
A few hours on a Saturday morning doing some rural exploration, fresh air and great views – what more can you ask for? The thing is, even the area nearby is so expansive that the opportunities are endless, travel further and discover so much more including silex mines, flint mines, watchtowers, more peaks and even more woodland scattered throughout the mountain ranges. Rural exploration Spain doesn’t get much better, just remember the map as some of these old mountain routes can lead you into the realms of being truly ‘lost’ and when out their you are truly on your own which is partly what it is all about.