Natural Park of Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre-Montaña is a relative unknown national park outside of Spain. Located in the province of Palencia, it is one of the many protected areas in the Cantabrian mountains.
Following the P-210 from Cervera de Pisuerga to Velilla del Rio Carrion, you cannot but admire the contrast of the blue water of Embalse de Compuerto against the backdrop of the rocky mountain formations and the colourful display of spring flowers. The natural beauty of this region is mindblowing, and it is not hard to see why this area is popular with hikers and cyclists.
But the area is also popular with animals, and it is one of the areas where the brown Cantabria bear still roams freely. Herds of Roe deer are very common in the park, and it is not difficult top spot these agile animals run up the steep slopes.
The peaks rise up to 2500 meters and form a fabulous backdrop during a drive or hike through the park. Two rivers, the Carrion and the pisuerga, have their source in the park. If you are looking for more information on this beautiful gem in Northern Spain, visit https://www.turismocastillayleon.com/es/rural-naturaleza/espacios-naturales/parque-natural-fuentes-carrionas-fuente-cobre-montana-palen
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