After the long winter, with the first rays of spring sunlight, it is time to go out, breathe, get relaxed. Time to purify yourself from stress.
Finca El Cercado is a haven of peace and nature where only the singing of birds breaks the silence of the Castilian countryside. In the first decades of the twentieth century, our grandfather, a lover of nature, planted hundreds of almond trees in the 50 hectares of the estate, seeking his care to give us rich almonds and precious flowers.
Today, those almond trees give us a wonderful promenade among its flowers.
At this time, moreover, the roses begin to unfold all their beauty. The thousands of shades that offer their colored petals are a delight for the senses.
The aromatic plants are another of the most abundant species in Finca El Cercado. Its fragance accompanies us throughout the walk.
Nature hikes from Finca El Cercado:
The Waterfall of Mazobre:
At this time, the Waterfall of Mazobre, in the Natural Park of Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre (Palencia, Castille and Leon), collects the waters of the mountains and looks splendorous. The ease of the route (about 250 meters of unevenness) make it recommendable for a family getaway from Finca El Cercado.
‘Vía Verde’ of ‘Tren Burra’ (Green Route of Donkey Train):
Around this region circulated a train so slow, that it was known as “Donkey Train”. Surely that slowness did not bother its passengers, because it allowed them to enjoy the landscape. The vestiges of the Secondary Railroad of Castile, which ran between Palencia and Villalón de Campos from the nineteenth century to the sixties, are today a fantastic greenway that can be walked or cycled. The trail begins at the Canal de Castilla in Palencia and runs along the towpath for 5 kilometers until it connects with the old platform of the train track. At that point, the trail enters the old railway and continues through the train stations of Villamartín, Mazariegos, Baquerín and Castromocho.