Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador Natural Area

Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park

The area covers over 12,000ha and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Morena close to the Portuguese border.  It is remote and virtually uninhabited making it a particularly outstanding natural area.  In the centre of the Sierra Pelada is a spectacular granite outcrop, called the Piedras del Diablo (Devil's Rocks).

The Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y los Picos de Aroche in the Cabildo Viejo, Aracena can provide a map of the Sierra de Aracena, which includes the Sierra Pelada.  There are no way-marked walks within the Sierra Pelada, although it does have some tracks.

There is one of the most important breeding colonies of black vulture here.  Other birds of prey include golden and booted eagles, eagle owl and griffon vulture.  The rare black store can also been found here.  The abundant rivers are home to otters and trout.  Mammals include wildcats, mongoose and wild boar.

The woodland is made up mainly of cork and holm oaks. Between the woodland areas is cistus scrub. In the west and south are eucalyptus plantations. The Paraje Natural vegetation is characterized by the presence of eucalyptus, pines, scrub, forest gallery and Dehesa.


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