Stage 4, Villoslada de Cameros - Lumbreras
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This stage coincides with parts of two marked routes of the Natural Park of the Cebollera Mountains. The first part of the Roman Road Footpath, that goes from Villoslada to Puerto de Piqueras, and the last part of the Pajares Footpath. Exit the centre of Villoslada down the street that starts in San Roque Chapel. Leave the chapel on the right and take the forest trail uphill until you reach a pronounced curve. Exit the trail on the left to continue down a well-marked paved path that, in certain places, is lined with great rocky outcrops. You will reach the division between the municipal districts of Villoslada and Lumbreras, where you will see a gate that you must cross to continue down a path that descends to the vicinities of the La Nava lake, an interesting humid mountain area that dries up in the summer months. Go along the edge of the La Nava lake in clockwise direction and, after passing it, go up slightly until you arrive at a cattle grid on a forest trail. Cross the grid to descend the trail. A few metres after, exit the trail on a side slope and continue to the right on a route. The route will ascend slightly and then become flat and go through oaks. It will cross a great dry accumulation of big rocks originated in periglacial eras, from where there is a good view of the village Lumbreras. In a smooth descent, you will arrive at the N-111 national road. Cross it and descend between small plantations to the Piqueras River. Cross the bridge over the river. Upstream you can see a river water level control station. After this there is a short but steep climb to Lumbreras city centre.
La Nava lake
Villoslada de Cameros is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is 50 km from the region's capital city and stands at 1,072 metres. The municipality covers 94.56 km² and has a population of 362.
-Location: It is part of the district of Torrecilla en Cameros. It is in the far south of the Demanda Mountains, upstream of the River Iregua.
-Area: 94.5 km2.
-Height: 1,072 metres.
-Economy: The municipality's economy centres on livestock farming and forestry.
Lumbreras is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is in the south of the region, bordering the province of Soria. The municipality is surrounded by the Sierra de Cebollera Natural Park. There are three villages within the municipality: Lumbreras, which is the municipality's main village, San Andrés and El Horcajo. In addition, Lumbreras and San Andrés have taken in the residents of the old village of Pajares, which had to be abandoned due to floods when the Pajares Reservoir was built. The municipality comprises the La Dehesa Lastornal Mountain (12,000 Ha), the Dehesa Las Matas Mountain (550 Ha) and the Terrazas Mountain (500 Ha), which are all part of the Sierra de Cebollera Natural Park together with the municipality of Villoslada de Cameros.
-Location: It is part of the district of Torrecilla en Cameros. It is one of the autonomous region's largest municipalities and it borders the province of Soria. It extends along the River Piqueras and its tributaries and they form a narrow valley, which climbs up towards the Cebollera Mountains.
-Area: 141.99 km2.
-Height: 1,115 metres.
-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: El Horcajo, Pajares and San Andrés.
-Economy: The main activities in these villages are livestock farming and forestry. As the economy of these villages is weak, residents emigrate to the region's capital city and the remaining population is therefore elderly.
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