J-10. Family-friendly: La Campana river

  • Signposted throughout. Coincides with GR-48.
  • Binoculars.
  • Riverside woodland
  • Pinewoods
  • Scrub
  • All year.
  • Any, though early morning visits are best on summer weekends.
La Aliseda, once a famous spa due to the medicinal properties of its waters, stretches along La Campana River in a small valley near Parque Natural Despeñaperros. It is a cool, leafy spot that can be comfortably visited at any time of year to see and enjoy birds like Siskin, Spotted Flycatcher, Cirl Bunting, Crested Tit, Hawfinch, Golden Oriole, Firecrest, Grey Wagtail plus other animals like Red Squirrel and Bosca’s Newt. More information on this trail in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena de Jaén.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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