This morning we went to Las Amoladeras visitors’ centre which is situated off the main road to Granada behind San Miguel de Cabo de Gata.
There is a small shop and an exhibition area with excellent backlit graphical displays explaining the nature, geology and climate of the Parque Natural.
From the centre there is a circular walk which takes you around the interior steppe area.
The mainly flat route takes you through forests of agave, bushes of azufaifo and the occasional eucalyptus tree.
This time of year is not the best to observe the flora, but this protected area is excellent for bird watching, especially at dawn and sunset. We saw warblers, stonechats, larks and shrikes. The walk takes a couple of hours.