Saja-Besaya Nature Reserve

Saja-Besaya Nature Reserve

The Saja-Besaya Nature Reserve is located within the Caza de Saja National Park and covers 24500 Ha. It is named after the Saja and Besaya rivers which run through the reserve. It consists of deep valleys, the mountain range of Greater Barcena, woodland and pastures.

Greater Barcena is the only town located within the reserve.

The woodlands and forests are home to many different species including wild boar, wolves, chamois and roe deer. The Saja-Besaya Nature Reserve is also home to the shy and elusive capercaillie.

The woodland and forests of the reserve are some of the best in Cantabria. They include beech, wild olive, hazel and oak.


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