(Cabra – Priego de Córdoba) Botánico Santa Rita
GPS: 37.4528261 | -4.335963499999934
Starting point: Visitors Center of Santa Rita
End: Visitors Center of Santa Rita
Lenght: 2.4 km, circular
Time: 2 hours
This itinerary is reached from the A-339 road from Cabra to Priego de Córdoba, at the Visitors Center of the Parque Natural de la Subbética, close to the Puerto (mountain pass) del Mojón.
The route runs along the northern foothills of the Sierra de la Cabrera, and takes in some of the most representative botanical species of the Parque Natural, passing through different ecological sequences until reaching an ideal formation, namely a holm-oak wood, parts of which have been cleared to form pastureland. Species such as the gall oak and holm oak dominate and add colour to this rugged spot. Along the route, around thirty of the main species of the area are labelled for identification, and various signs along the way also explain the characteristics and applications of the main species.