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Carondio and Valledor Mountain Ranges
Allande, Grandas de Salime y Villayón (Western Asturias)
Area
253 km2
Contact Address

Grandas de Salime
Tourist Office
El Salvador, 6.
33730 Grandas de Salime

Phone 985 627 350
(summer only)

Allande
Tourist Office
Parque de Toral, s/n
33880 Pola de Allande

Phone 985 807 004
(summer only)

Villayón
Tourist Office
La Plaza, 12.
33717 Villabón

Phone 985 625 051 / 985 625 055

Sierras de Carondio y Valledor
  • The protected landscape of the Carondio and Valledor Ranges is located in the boroughs of Allande, Grandas de Salime and Villayón.

  • Plant life

    The ranges are populated by low scrub and heathland, the most significant feature of which is the presence of cork oak, markedly Mediterranean species, which must have once been abundant along the Navia river basin. It currently boasts the largest cork oak forest in Asturias, near the hamlet of Bojo. Small oak woodlands and riparian forests with alders can also be found here. Some examples of narrow-leaved ash and shrubs such as strawberry trees can even be seen.

    Wildlife

    Its wildlife includes the occasional presence of the bear and the wolf, which roam free in these depopulated areas. In addition, an abundant otter population has also been catalogued in this area. The ocellated lizard is likewise represented in the Navia river basin.

Carondio and Valledor are two mountain ranges with steep slopes that constitute a Protected Landscape.

This nature area comprises a series of small parallel ranges, located in the west of Asturias, with altitudes of around 1,000 metres and steep slopes forming narrow valleys with incised river courses. It encompasses the small river basins of tributaries of the River Navia and the entire Oro River Basin. It currently boasts the largest cork oak forest in Asturias, near the hamlet of Bojo.

A variety of ethnographic elements typical of the area can be found in the surroundings. Culture and traditions can been jointly appreciated in Grandas de Salime Ethnographic Museum.

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Carondio and Valledor Mountain Ranges
GPS:+43.275377,-6.788616