Sierra de La Cabrera

Sierra de Guadarrama

More splendid granite walking country.

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Ahead are the three highest peaks of La Sierra de La Cabrera, Cancho de La Bola in the centre, Cancho Gordo to its right and Cancho Largo further right still. Cancho Largo is taller than Cancho Gordo by only 2 metres at 1.564 m (5,131 ft).

Sierra de La Cabrera granite

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Looking north across the Lozoya Valley

Another view from the back of the house

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Valderrey, Algete, Madrid Province. The Sierra de Guadarrama is on the horizon.

Yet another granite one!

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La Sierra de La Cabrera

Even more granite! High on the ridge.

15 Jun 2012 42 39 201
La Sierra de La Cabrera. All oldies from me for a few days at least while I take it easy after an operation for a detached retina. All OK, I just can't spend long in front of a screen for a bit!

Sierra de La Cabrera.

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From Cancho Gordo near the top.

La Sierra de La Cabrera and monastery

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Convento Monasterio de San Julian Y San Antonio below the granite crags of the Sierra de La Cabrera.

La Sierra de La Cabrera

29 May 2011 33 32 167
Granite again! (Perhaps on Z for the rocky detail) I wanted to post some local shots but today (and the past week) has been clouded by another calima dust / sand cloud from the Sahara. Miserable! So, another from my archives!

Unexpected snow storm about to hit.

01 May 2012 41 49 171
Sierra de La Cabrera. I know I've posted this before but I'm happy for it to have another airing!

Granite, cistus and sky.

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Typical Sierra de La Cabrera walking country.

La Sierra de La Cabrera

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Granite playground. On Z please for the rocky detail.

Under the ridge. H. A. N. W. E. everybody!

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Cancho de La Bola. Home of vultures. There's one soaring above La Bola itself; that white guano-stained boulder at the top. Taken from a snowy GR10 (long-distance path from Lisbon to Valencia). This shows a middle section of La Sierra de La Cabrera.

Wild lavender, babble and dapple

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Iberian lavender (or cantueso) and mountain stream babbling over granite and dappling in the late spring sun a few years ago.

Cancho de La Bola, granite home of vultures. Bette…

09 Apr 2011 40 50 178
Typical granite extravaganza. Favourite scrambling, rock-hopping and walking country, La Sierra de La Cabrera. This would have been on one of my very early walks here, when I was blown away by the granite forms. 100 + walks later and I still am!

HFF everyone!

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The parish church (Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen), Valdemanco, Madrid Province. The brooding hulk of Mondalindo lies behind. Better on full screen.

Is it a bird? Is it Superman? Is it a ...

10 Feb 2021 32 40 192
Unexpected sight from the back of the house today - the contrail from A PLANE!!!! Not sure the last time I remember seeing one! Skyline of La Sierra de Guadarrama (The smaller Siera de La Cabrera, my favourite walking area, is the jagged, lower ridge to the right).

Granite 'sculpture'

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Typical granite, La Sierra de La Cabrera. I'm not sure if it's a Henry Moore or a Barbare Hepworth.

Torre de Valdemanco. H. A. N. W. E. everyone!

24 Mar 2012 37 33 165
A cold but good day scrambling and walking in the Sierra de La Cabrera. The Torre de Valdemanco is the spire upper left. More visible from some angles than from others. Apparently it is possibe to scramble up it without a rope but I didn't fancy it, especially as the rock was very icy!

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