Geography of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park
The Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park is located in the most northerly part of the province, bordering with the province of Córdoba to the east and the province of Badajoz (Extremadura) to the west. It forms part of the Sierra Morena, a mountain range that runs through Andalusia from the Mediterranean to neighbouring Portugal.
Walking & activities in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park
Walking is the most varied activity, with a complete range of hikes through “dehesas” (plains), man-made natural monuments such as the abandoned mines of Cerro del Hierro, or the beautiful banks of the river Huéznar, with its exuberant vegetation and crystalline waters.
Fishing is possible not only in the River Huéznar (trout), but also at the El Pintado reservoir (carp, barbel and pike).
On the same reservoir (El Pintado), it is also possible to enjoy canoeing.
A climbers’ paradise is located at an area known as Cerro del Hierro, an abandoned iron-ore mine measuring 10 square kilometres, with marked out routes, although permission is required to test them out.
One of the Spanish network of Vías Verdes (converted railway tracks) runs through the park: 20 kilometres of cycle path crossing beautiful scenery but without the need for climbing steep gradients!