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CABEZÓN DE LIEBANA

HILL-WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEYS OF CABEZÓN DE LIÉBANA

Setting off from Potes, through the old pathway, we get to Frama, after passing through the district of Valverde. Near it, we will walk uphill along a track which arrives to a place called Quintana, where there is a crossroads. On the right, we´ll get to know the ruins of the old monastery of Nuestra Señora, and through the main path get to the village of Barrio de Lubayo. From Frama´s square, leaving the river Bullón to our left, we can come close to another easy and short route, to the picturesque village of Cabariezo. Here, along the lower part of the village, we will pass next to the spring of La Vega and get a track following the riverside, walking near the abbey, and taking us to the bottom village of Cabezón de Liébana, capital of the municipality.

If we enter the old valley of Valdeaniezo we can come to the bridge of Vieda and cross an holm oak grove. To the left is the river Aniezo, crossing through the pine tree wood of La Cotera del Serronchu, leaving the old path which goes up to Lebanes, a district of Torices, burnt by the French troops during the Independence war, and passing near the ruins of the hermitage of San Cosme and San Damián, to arrive at the place called La Cueva, where the primitive hermitage of Cambarco stands. Immediately we´ll arrive to the meadow of La Jelguera, with a hut and a beautiful holm oak. We will walk up a new slope and through La Braña we´ll get to Jelechu, where there´s a winter cattle shed, to arrive at the hermitage (1,337 m altitude) where La Santuca (local virgin). From this point, we can later reach the summit of Peña Sagra to admire the incomparable beauty of this extraordinary landscape. We can also access the hermitage, Virgen de La Luz from the village of Luriezo, through a winding path among oak woods.

We can make a simple route from Aniezo to Luriezo, through the old path, starting at the place of Abaneo. Passing by the meadows of Soluriezo and, through Riagle, we cross San Martín and the meadow of Palacio a la Capilla, where the path joins the road on the village entry. Equally, a magnificent excursion can be made from Cahecho, reaching Collado Trava and descending to the hermitage of San Tirso, to contemplate then the centenarian chestnut trees, wherewe will find the one called La Narezona (one of the eldest chestnuts in Spain), and get to the district of Casillas, to finally reach the village of Ojedo.

From Tabarniego we will continue along the old path communicating with Yebas, and walking uphill, we´ll get to a crossroads. By taking the right fork, we will then passes next to the hermitage of San Roque, with a typical arcade, where every 16th of August a mass is celebrated. From this point, the track will take us to the village of Los Cos. We can reach the Jaro peak, from the top of the village, at the place called Quintana, where there´s a spring and an old laundry place. We´ll keep ascending and pass Cotera de La Sierra, the meadows of La Colina, the mount of Naveda, with some meadow land and a winter shelter, as well as a TV aerial. We then pass to Llau, Pico de La Gallina, Moncó, Campa Jermosa and finally Pico Jaro (1,459 m), from where a large panoramic of Liébana can be contemplated. To Jaro, we can also get round from the village of Yebas, ascending along La Tejera and entering the oak wood, we´ll pass La Coterilla and the spring of Songuina, limiting the oak and beech woods, to arrive through Canto Varga and Tornacamino to La Cantera. We will also enter the field of Leramondre to pass by the spring of Los Lampizos until we get, to the spring of Los Collados and Collada de Salce. Leaving behind the track going to Camponuera, we´ll take a right-hand side path, dominating the valley of Liébana, to get to the spring and water trough of Los Cocinos de Corquera. Then we leave the track and, walking down a path we get to Campajarmosa and reach the Jaro peak.

In the old valley of Valderrodíes a path sets off from the district of Narezo (Perrozo), and a comfortable walk, passing over Peña del Esgobio peak, will take us to the village of Lerones (Pesaguero). From Perrozo we can also get to the village of San Andrés, setting off from the building of the old schools and passing next to the hermitage of San Roque. We will arrive to a crossroads where we should take the left fork, as the right one takes to the district of Batreguil. We then pass the bridge of La Vega and immediately we will finally arrive to the village of San Andrés.

Another simple excursion takes us from the village of Buyezo to the meadows of Tornes with its winter shelters. Magnificent place to watch the Cuernón peak of Peña Sagra. Finally, from the village of Lamedo we can reach the village of San Mamés (Polaciones), ascending from the parochial church, and passing by Cuesta Cabreña, Valdecenillos and Gallucos, to enter the mount of Barajo and go up the field of Portillo Brañes. Descending along the valley, we´ll finally get down to the village of San Mamés.

Routes:
CABEZÓN | CAMALEÑO | CILLORIGO | PESAGUERO | POTES | TRESVISO | VEGA

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