El Camorro de Castañar. Geosite

El Camorro is a mythical mountain in the local culture; young people keep alive the tradition of climbing it once a year and everyone has the feeling that the mountain is very special. That is what scientists thought when they chose it as a Geopark Geosite because of the abundance of fossils, especially Daedalus.

And the truth is that it is quite different from those formed among the quartzites of the Villuercas. The quartzites here are practically white, some of a nuclear white and a consistency that looks almost like quartz. Almost all of them will have a fossil footprint engraved on them.

An important trail race is held that brings hundreds of participants to practice sport in an incomparable setting.

Pico del Camorro
Preferible con guía
Todo el año, menos horas de calor

So some others follow one after the other in the last stretch of the climb that coincides with the border of the term of Castañar to the south, is the border with the sister Navalvillar de Ibor.

To the left and right, the curious shapes recreated in the stones are always striking. They are visible from several meters away and when you get closer you can see the complexity of some of them. They are capricious, like the colors of any piece of rock. Another thing that caught our attention was the many areas that had very fine sand, like that of the beaches.
In exchange for this effort, we will visit the largest fossilized rock formations we have ever seen. Rocks of many meters impregnated with the image of this land millions of years ago. Meters and meters of strange figures that make it even more interesting.
But when it seems that the capacity for surprise is no longer possible, you reach the top and the landscapes begin to take on considerable prominence. The Camorro is one of the best viewpoints in the Valley, everything is within our reach, nothing escapes the gaze of this mountain. Early in the morning you get to see Cáceres or Talavera. We have the best postcards of the Valdecañas Reservoir and above all, an authentic lesson of the intricate geography of the Villuercas.