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Parque Natural de Cazorla

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is a natural park in the eastern and northeastern part of the province of Jaén, Spain. With an area of 2,099.2 square kilometres is the second largest in Europe

The town of Cazorla on the edge of the park
View of Parque Natural de Cazorla
Tree leaves starting to change colour
Fallow Deer
Guadalquivir River
Camping puente de las herrerias

Mountain water
Walk along the Guadalquivir River valley
Using the Black Rapid Yeti Camera strap, made life easy carrying 2 cameras. 
Waterfall waiting for the rains

Parque Natural Las Lagunas de Ruidera

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We arrived here at night and was lovely surprise when we woke up in the morning, as I knew nothing about this place.
15 small lakes, That are connected by falls, small rivers as well as subterranean flow and the area is considered as the source of Guadiana River.

Lake with small falls

And great for cycling


Chulilla

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known as one of the best rock climbing areas in Spain.

The town of Chlilla
Its limestone canyon shaped by the Turia river

2 hour walk
Charco azul


Abejuela

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Our Sat-Nav took us through a 2 hour drive on single track road without seeing any cars until we went though Abejuela, with a population of only 68 inhabitants.


Main street though Abejuela
Tthe road from Manzanera to Abejuela

Laguardia

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located in the province of Álava, in the north of Spain "Basque country" and Rioja wine. Medieval town with Sierra de Cantabria clearly seen to the north.

We stopped for tapa "Pimento Padron" in Laguardia

Chateau Des Roques

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The start of our road trip to Spain.
We took the ferry to calais and decided to drive on the toll roads, to save time and we believe fuel, as we can keep a steady speed of 68 mph.
The cost of tolls to drive across France is 100 euros more or less and a tank and 1/2 of diesel from London, we split the costs.
We took a detour to meet with my cousin, about an hours drive from the toll road and stayed the night.
The next day we had a tour and wine tasting.

Grapes waiting to be picked
Our lunch time meal
Chateau Des Roques
For dinner my cousin treated us out for a meal.  We like our meat cooked Bleu – Done on a very hot grill for one minute on each side
Grape picker for collecting grapes from vines that are more than 5 years old or younger than 30 years 
Down to the cellar. In 1837, as there was a disease that was effecting the vines so all the vineyards decided to dig up all the vines. This took 30 years. To make a living, they dug the lime stone under the Chateaus, that was sold and used…