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Pendón Gorges Route
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Pendón Gorges Route (Eastern Asturias)
10 kms
On foot 3 h. 30 min.
Difficulty
Access

Take the N-634 towards Nava, turning right onto the road signposted to Fuensanta, 2 km before reaching the town.

Layout of the route

A circular trail running through the borough of Nava, starting and ending in Fuensanta

Summary Pendón Gorges Route

The trail begins next to the old spa (nowadays the Fuensanta water bottling plant). We crossed the bridge over the River Prá, turn right and take the track heading uphill. When you get to the first crossroads, you will have two options: to head through Tableu to the right or through Los Fornos to the left. Take the left fork heading up through centuries-old chestnut woods which, after a climb of just over half an hour, leads to Collado de los Fornos Pass, gateway to the gorges.

The path can be seen carved into the rock overhanging the river. The trail becomes flat from here. You are now in the area known as Les Mecedores, where a waterfall plummets against the path, crossing over it.

Once you reach the watershed, cross a small wooden bridge and follow the path that goes up a few hills among woods, crossing the river several times among moss-filled trees and babbling waterfalls. Cross the clear waters on your left between Bomalu Stream on the right and Pendón Stream on the left.

Continue on through the centuries-old birch and oak woods to cross Pendón Bridge over Bomalu Stream, again on the right, where you take the old cobbled channel path heading northwest.

Leaving behind one of the most beautiful landscapes in Asturias in terms of its wild, untouched state, the trail heads gently uphill to Boca de la Canal Pass. You now descend towards Mayáu Pastor, where you will see the huts used by local herders and their cattle. Continue northwest along the old wagon trail through Les Canegines and Cantu Corral. Passing the pastureland of ​​Entresierres on your left, you then come to Faéu Spring.

The trail then heads downhill through Los Xerrapos and Llanu de Tabléu and then uphill to La Vallorita. To the north can be seen the villages of Gradatila, Piloñeta, Ovín, Omeu and Buyeres, as well as much of the valley of the River Prá, also known as the Fuensanta Valley.

The trail heads gently downhill to La Vegona Spring, on the right bank of the River Prá and passes close to Ferrerías Mansion to end in Fuensanta.

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Description Fuensanta - Fuensanta

The trail begins next to the old spa (nowadays the Fuensanta water bottling plant). We crossed the bridge over the River Prá, turn right and take the track heading uphill. When you get to the first crossroads, you will have two options: to head through Tableu to the right or through Los Fornos to the left. Take the left fork heading up through centuries-old chestnut woods which, after a climb of just over half an hour, leads to Collado de los Fornos Pass, gateway to the gorges.

The path can be seen carved into the rock overhanging the river. The trail becomes flat from here. You are now in the area known as Les Mecedores, where a waterfall plummets against the path, crossing over it.

Once you reach the watershed, cross a small wooden bridge and follow the path that goes up a few hills among woods, crossing the river several times among moss-filled trees and babbling waterfalls. Cross the clear waters on your left between Bomalu Stream on the right and Pendón Stream on the left.

Continue on through the centuries-old birch and oak woods to cross Pendón Bridge over Bomalu Stream, again on the right, where you take the old cobbled channel path heading northwest.

Leaving behind one of the most beautiful landscapes in Asturias in terms of its wild, untouched state, the trail heads gently uphill to Boca de la Canal Pass. You now descend towards Mayáu Pastor, where you will see the huts used by local herders and their cattle. Continue northwest along the old wagon trail through Les Canegines and Cantu Corral. Passing the pastureland of ​​Entresierres on your left, you then come to Faéu Spring.

The trail then heads downhill through Los Xerrapos and Llanu de Tabléu and then uphill to La Vallorita. To the north can be seen the villages of Gradatila, Piloñeta, Ovín, Omeu and Buyeres, as well as much of the valley of the River Prá, also known as the Fuensanta Valley.

The trail heads gently downhill to La Vegona Spring, on the right bank of the River Prá and passes close to Ferrerías Mansion to end in Fuensanta.