Cortijo de Requena
This morning we walked up the Barranco de Requena. This route is signposted by the track near La Ermita del Fraile. First you walk along a path through Cortijo de Requena. There is a herd of goats kept here in an old corral. We were greeted by the gruff barks of two large goat dogs but they were wary of our big bitch, Rubi, and quite timid. This is a typical old Almerian pastoral scene.
Looking back down the path
The narrow, steep track winds up through the barranco and as you get higher there are wonderful views looking back.
The coast at Los Escullos
When you reach the top of the escarpment there are superb views looking down on the coast at La Isleta and Los Escullos.
Information for ramblers
The Barranco is rich in vegetation because it is quite sheltered and at this height there is more humidity. The park authorities have erected a board describing the natural history here for passing ramblers.
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