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Santiago de la Espada or Santiago de Pontones and its surroundings
Time: Three hours.
We shall leave Santiago along the forest track that leads to Pontones, walking
up the narrow course of the river Zumeta. Then we shall cross a tributary of the
river and after crossing a bridge we shall walk on to the right, along the bank
of the Cañada Hermosa brook which at the end descends very quickly to
flow into the river Segura. After enjoying the landscape, we shall come back to
the track and walk on for about 3 km. until reaching a hill. The Pico de
Almorchón will be on our left, 1,915 m. high, accessible by the road.
From the top, La Maltea, La Nogalera and Los Teatinos country estates can be
seen, and a track which makes its way to Santiago. Before taking it we can approach
Los Cuartos´ brook on our right and follow its course until meeting the Zumeta,
which we can descend in order to arrive at Santiago.