Fresh air, peace and quiet, no routines, saying farewell to the alarm clock and so much more. Doesn’t that sound perfect? Fancy experiencing it for yourself? Take a flight to Cantabria this spring to get away from all the noise and stress, and connect with nature in these three forests that you’ll always want to return to.
It is a “Protected Natural Space” listed as a Natural Monument and is part of the Spanish Network of Protected Natural Spaces. It’s also one of the most visited sites in Cantabria, as it’s a perfect day out for all the family and a pure delight for both children and adults alike. Here you can roam the two and a half hectares of redwood plantation and get up close and personal with its 848 trees, which have an average height of 36 metres and an average circumference of 1.6 metres. It’s the perfect place to unwind right in the heart of nature.
Monte Hijedo is a must-visit for nature lovers. It rises above the Hijedo valley and can be reached from the village of Riopanero in Valderredible.
Its magnificent forest, which is huge and well conserved, is mainly home to sessile oaks and makes this landscape one of Spain’s natural gems. Also at Monte Hijedo is the Forests of Cantabria Visitor Centre, which boasts a spectacular forest-themed escape room, which you simply must try out.
This park is located in Soba and is a unique place where visitors can explore a full range of stunning landscapes, ranging from significant karstic landforms to Cantabria’s mountain peaks, and enjoy a wide variety of ecosystems, flora and fauna.
This wonderful park includes a variety of ecosystems stretching from the banks of the river Asón to the high mountains of Cantabria, including forests of alder, oak and beech trees, grasslands and lush heaths. There is also a visitor centre and a variety of guided tours throughout the year.