Salto del Cabrero
Salto del Cabrero Grazalema Reviews
Good walk in limestone - Sierra de Grazalema Nov 04, 2010
I had twice been on the bus from Ronda to Ubrique through the village of Grazalema and each time I had been highly tempted to get off. The third time I only had a ticket as far as Grazalema and I did get off.
The village is famous for (historical) bandits and blankets and (always) RAIN - said to be the wettest place in all Spain. I have yet to see rain there. Those who have not visited this area may well be astonished at how lush and verdant the scenery is.
You need a map and you should be able to get a 'map militar' in Ronda. Otherwise you can pick up a sort of plan/map at the park office in the village. Take the road for El Bosque and just near the junction where a road forks right to Zahaara there is a place where you can cross the wire fence to your left.
Having crossed this, g straight ahead and avoid the turning to the left. After a couple of hours you will reach a farm - pigs were running free all over the place when I was there - and hsortly after you wil see El Salto del Cabrero (Goatherd's Leap). It consists of a beautiful series of vertical rock walls quite close to each other,
I was lucky enough to meet a couple from Sevilla, who were camping at Grazalema, and walk with them. We shared our food and I am sure they got the worst of the bargain because they cooked some delicious local sausages on a calor gas stove.
I felt I could advance my Spanish massively - but they were leaving next day and I met nobody else to converse with on other walks.
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