Stage 8, Munilla - Enciso
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Munilla (00 min) The path exits the village through a steep street between two new buildings. This is near a medieval bridge that the road cuts off. After passing under the remains of a pen where you can read the number 276, go up a stone path. Before reaching the light posts, take a hillside route on the right towards the west. After crossing a small ravine with a stone wall, you will arrive at a by-path. By-path (10 min) Continue a steep ascent on the by-path to the left until you reach a pine forest. Once there, the slope becomes smoother and you will continue ascending until you reach a hillock between the hills El Santo and Cabeza Lobo. Hill (23 min) To the north you will sight the village of San Vicente. Cross a trail to continue straight on a path that descends in the same direction that you were walking in. After 5 minutes you will reach a poplar grove, where you will descend on the hillside parallel to a ravine on the left. Cross the Stream of Las Bargas and ascend up a path to Valdevigas. Valdevigas (48 min) Abandoned village that depends of the town of Enciso. It used to have 34 inhabitants. The path traverses the village between the chapel and the houses. Cross a stream or start the ascent. After 100 metres, ignore the footpath to the left with a pronounced curve and ascend to the right. Continue on the hillside and leave the bottom of the ravine to the right. After 10 minutes, go to the left up a steep slope until you reach a hill. Hill (1 h 05 min) From the hill continue towards the southeast, bordering wide fields and passing next to the remains of a stone shack. The path follows the Valdoño Ravine until it turns. Continue to the southeast until you reach a hill with a hut. Hill (1h 22 min) You will sight the church tower of Enciso and the castle remains. Descend towards Enciso. After 200 metres you will arrive at a stone wall. Follow the rocky slope to the stream. To the right you can see the village of Escurquilla. Wade across the stream and continue parallel to it until you see the village. Access it next to the Church of La Virgen de la Estrella. Enciso (1 h 47 min) End of the stage.
Enciso is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja close to the border with Soria. The River Cidacos crosses the municipality. The are over 3,000 fossilised footprints of dinosaurs in the municipality. There is a palaeontology centre with information on how the fossilised footprints were preserved and which species they belonged to.
-Location: It is part of the district of Arnedo. The municipality is in a mountainous region around the narrow CidacosValley, enveloped by the Santiago beechwood.
-Area: 70.3 km2.
-Height: 813 metres.
-Populated areas, neighbourhoods or villages: Poyales, Garranzo, Navalsaz, Las Ruedas and El Villar.
-Economy: The textile industry that was so important in the 17th and 18th centuries has now completely disappeared. The town does not farm either crops or animals at the moment, but interest in the area has been generated due to the many dinosaur footprints from 120 million years ago that have been found and which have become a tourist attraction. .
Munilla is a municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja in the district of Arnedo.
-Location: It is part of the district of Arnedo. It stands at the foot of the Hez Mountains in the Santiago beechwood and the Camero Viejo region.
-Area: 54 km2.
-Height: 791 metres.
-Populated areas: La Santa, Monjía, Ribalmaguillo, Peroblasco and San Vicente.
-Economy: There was a large textile and shoe industry here, but the municipality has gradually lost its population as inhabitants have moved away to Arnedo. The main activity now is livestock farming: sheep, cattle and goats, although there are some small farms producing potatoes and fruit.
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