H-5. Minas de Teuler

  • Signposted throughout as part of the Nature Park’s wildlife trails
  • Binoculars
  • Mixed dehesas of Holm Oak and Cork Oak
  • Small patchwork plots of meadows, olive groves and orchards around the village
  • Cliffs formed by old mining faces
  • Spring (mid-April to June)
  • This trail takes several hours so it is best to start early in the morning
This trail runs through spacious, bird-rich woodland of mature oaks, especially Cork Oaks but with a good sprinkling of Holm Oaks and Portuguese Oaks. It ends up at the abandoned open-cast Teuler mine, now the haunt of Blue Rock Thrush and Rock Bunting. We might also spot typical species of mature Oak dehesa, such as Crested Tit, Rock Sparrow, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck or Booted Eagle. Lovely Peony blooms bedeck the woodland floor in spring. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

Detailed H-5 trail description

Download H-5 trail GPS track (Not avalaible)

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