The Surroundings

Belerda and the Redes Natural Park

The surroundings 2018-03-31T12:49:51+00:00

A VILLAGE IN REDES

Belerda & its surroundings

Belerda is a quiet mountain village located in the centre of the territory of Caso. Less than fifteen neighbours are currently living in it, but the village has known better times throughout its long history. Already in the year 895 the name of the village was mentioned in relation to the church of Santa María (nowadays disappeared). Later references associate Belerda with the “royal road” that, from Roman times, communicated the central-eastern area of Asturias with the León regions of Riaño and Lillo through the mountain pass of Tarna.

BIOSPHERE RESERVE IN ASTURIAS

Redes Natural Park

The Redes Natural Park is located in the central area of the Cantabrian Mountains and includes the full administrative territory corresponding to the municipalities (concejos) of Caso and Sobrescobio.

Redes is a land of water, forests and mountains. It is a territory of steep relief, with altitudes that range from the 2,104 meters of the Pico Torres, to the 350 meters at which the Nalón river runs in the lowest point of the territory. In addition, the park occupies one of the areas with higher environmental value in Asturias and the north of the Iberian Peninsula. About forty percent of the territory is covered by forests, mainly of beech, but there are also oak, birch, chestnut, etc.

In the park you can still find all the characteristic fauna species of the Cantabrian Mountains, such as capercaillie, golden eagle, black woodpecker, wolf, marten, etc. Along with these species, there are chamois, deer or wild boars in great number, hunting species for which the Redes Hunting Reserve is well renowned.

The concejo of Caso is located in the central area of Asturias, a very mountainous area with several peaks over 2,000 meters and where the characteristic natural values of the Cantabrian Mountain Range are very well preserved. For this reason, almost 30,800 hectares of Caso are included in the Redes Natural Park and in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the same name. It has also been declared a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds.

Find below the link to the blog of the Redes Natural Park, where you will learn more details about the villages, flora, fauna, mountain routes and activities in the area.

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