Sierra de Loja

If you are brave enough you can drive up the steep, unsealed track to visit the Sierra de Loja.  As we see the wind turbines from miles away, we were keen to take a picnic up to the top and explore.  Located high above the town of Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, the Sierra de Loja is a karst barren landscape.   An area of limestone rocks disintegrated by underground water, full of natural drainage systems, sinkholes and caves making the area ideal for potholing and climbing.  Due to the area’s remoteness and it’s high open vantage point, there are two take off sites for gliding and nineteen wind turbines (Parque Eólico).

The summit of Cabras, at 1642 metres above sea level, is the highest point.  The area attracts wild cats, mountain goats and birds of prey.  It is also a lovely place for a walk, albeit a little windy, on a nice day you are rewarded with some wonderful views of Loja and the surrounding area.

Sierra de Loja Parque Eclico Wind Farm, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Sierra de Loja Parque Eclico Wind Farm, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Sierra de Loja View of Huetor Tajar, Granada  Andalucia, SpainSierra de Loja Parque Eclico Wind Farm, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. dadbloguk says:

    Oh wow, those are amazing views. reminds me of a trip we went on in Cyprus to get to the base of some wind turbines because our daughter was curious to see them. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, the wind turbines are huge

  2. Ryan Bickham says:

    Love these, the scale looks amazing. What a fantastic place to visit. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, you get a great perspective of the area from up there

  3. Tara says:

    Those views are breathtaking, well worth the drive – although I might have thought twice about it! #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, it was mostly a 1st & 2nd gear drive until we got to a speed bump that we didn’t think we could get over, so we walked from there

  4. Coombe Mill says:

    Love the windmill at the top, certainly the place to capture the wind!

    1. Thanks, plenty of opportunity for wind up there

  5. Wow those views really are something else

    Thank you for linking up

    1. Makes you feel small, thanks for hosting

  6. Stunning shots of a beautiful part of Spain. Sadly I didn’t have that weather last weekend! #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, the clear skies really boosted the views

  7. What amazing views and the air is so clear #MySundayPhoto

  8. Thanks, lovely and smog free.

  9. Mum in Brum says:

    wow what stunning views, sounds like you had a fab time exploring. I don’t have a great head for heights but would have to make an exception for this #mysundayphoto

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