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Turón Greenway
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Turón Greenway (Central Asturias)
8 kms
On foot 3 h.
Mountain bike 2 h.
Greenways 2 h.
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Access

From the A-66 towards León, take exit 54 onto the AS-242 road towards the AS-112 Moreda-Turón road.

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A simple trail from Reicastro to Villandio offering views of the Figaredo mining area​

Summary Turón Greenway

The greenway starts at Reicastro Bridge and runs for nearly 3 km along the old railway line built in 1891 by the Hulleras de Turón mining company.

From there it heads for Figaredo, passing the Figaredo Villa, residence of the owners of the Figaredo mines, which was designed in 1924 by E. Rodríguez Bustelo and today is home to the University of Oviedo Centre for Territorial Cooperation and Development. Further on along the trail, across the valley you will see the facilities of the well-known Figaredo Pit (1866). The greenway passes by the former La Cuadriella coal washery located in the working-class neighbourhood of Repipe (1880).

Further on, you come to the working-class neighbourhood of San Francisco (1917) on the left, where the old tip of San Jose Pit (1949) rises up. The top of the tip offers a pretty overview of this mining district, including the old briquettes factory chimney stack (1915).

The trail then runs along the road above the water pipes to reach Pandiellu, San Benigno and San Pedro, continuing on to the old facilities of Santa Barbara Pit (1926). Further ahead on the trail you will see the machinery used years ago in the valley's mining activities. You will then reach a walkway leading to one of the few remaining small mine facilities, Espinos Pit (1905), with its unique pithead gear. After taking a look at the outdoor facilities of the pit, cross the bridge to continue along the paved stretch of the trail.

You then come to the neighbourhood of San Andrés. The trail passes over Podrizos Spring, in the neighborhood of La Vera'l Camín, where you can rest in the Villandio Bridge Recreational Area, where the trail ends.

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Description Reicastro - Villandio

The greenway starts at Reicastro Bridge and runs for nearly 3 km along the old railway line built in 1891 by the Hulleras de Turón mining company.

From there it heads for Figaredo, passing the Figaredo Villa, residence of the owners of the Figaredo mines, which was designed in 1924 by E. Rodríguez Bustelo and today is home to the University of Oviedo Centre for Territorial Cooperation and Development. Further on along the trail, across the valley you will see the facilities of the well-known Figaredo Pit (1866). The greenway passes by the former La Cuadriella coal washery located in the working-class neighbourhood of Repipe (1880).

Further on, you come to the working-class neighbourhood of San Francisco (1917) on the left, where the old tip of San Jose Pit (1949) rises up. The top of the tip offers a pretty overview of this mining district, including the old briquettes factory chimney stack (1915).

The trail then runs along the road above the water pipes to reach Pandiellu, San Benigno and San Pedro, continuing on to the old facilities of Santa Barbara Pit (1926). Further ahead on the trail you will see the machinery used years ago in the valley's mining activities. You will then reach a walkway leading to one of the few remaining small mine facilities, Espinos Pit (1905), with its unique pithead gear. After taking a look at the outdoor facilities of the pit, cross the bridge to continue along the paved stretch of the trail.

You then come to the neighbourhood of San Andrés. The trail passes over Podrizos Spring, in the neighborhood of La Vera'l Camín, where you can rest in the Villandio Bridge Recreational Area, where the trail ends.