Activities in the natural environment->Walking trails->The mines
The mines


The itinerary begins in the car park located next to the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Montepinar), continuing along a track in a South-West direction, where we will deviate a few meters, along a path that originates on the left hand side, seeing a large irrigation pond.

Going up this path (South), we will find ourselves in a detour through which we will turn right, entering a place with several mining excavations from the 19th century where Hematite or Oligisto was mainly extracted, but the exploitations did not turn out to be profitable and were abandoned .

As we approach the cordal, we will find a fork with alternatives to the right and left and we will continue without deviating until we reach the Cuevas de la Tarsca, where we will turn right in a sudden change of direction (From this point, facing south, we will be able to see the Orihuela city).

Continuing west towards the Solana del Coto, we will go towards a new crossroads where we will turn right, ascending slightly to Naveta, a place where we will see several variants, taking the one that leads us to the North face, to descend through the Barranco de la Senda, until we reach some rafts that will be the indicator that we will continue in an easterly direction bordering the skirt of the sierra along a pleasant track that will lead us to our starting point.

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* The coding used for the evaluation table of the difficulty in the route is the following:

Severity of the natural environment.

  1. The medium is not without risks.
  2. There is more than one risk factor.
  3. There are several risk factors.
  4. There are quite a few risk factors.
  5. There are many risk factors.

Orientation in the itinerary.

  1. Well defined roads and crossroads.
  2. Paths or signs indicating continuity.
  3. It requires the precise identification of landforms and cardinal points.
  4. It requires off-track navigation.
  5. Navigation interrupted by obstacles to be skirted.

 Difficulty in moving.

  1. Running on a smooth surface.
  2. March on bridle paths.
  3. Walk on staggered paths or uneven terrain.
  4. It is necessary to use the hands or jumps to maintain balance.
  5. Requires the use of the hands for progression.

Amount of effort required (calculated according to MIDE criteria for a lightly loaded average hiker).

  1. Up to 1 hour of effective walking.
  2. Between 1 h and 3 h of effective gait.
  3. Between 3 and 6 hours of effective walking.
  4. Between 6 and 10 hours of effective walking.
  5. More than 10 h of effective walking.

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