J-11. La Lancha

  • Signposted access. Part of the Nature Park’s network of trails.
  • Binoculars and telescope.
  • Mediterranean woodland
  • Pinewood
  • Artificial wetland (reservoir)
  • Autumn to spring (especially from February to April).
  • Around midday in winter or mid-morning in spring and autumn.
Few other views in the whole Sierra Morena de Jaén can match those on offer from this lookout point. The inlet waters of Jándula reservoir wind in and out of innumerable hills and knolls, whose brownish hue explains the name of this whole hill range in Spanish (Sierra Morena: “Brown Sierra”). Mastic and Cistus scrub, Cork- and Holm-Oak woods swathe modest but rugged hills and peaks that have remained an unspoilt refuge for the Sierra’s flagship species. Black Stork, Griffon Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Golden Eagle, Imperial Eagle and Goshawk are all on the cards here. 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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