This walk is a great introduction to the area, with great views of the mountains and lake, as well as the opportunity to visit some old cave houses carved into the local cliffs.
The route takes the tarmac road away from Cortijo Sierra Castril , for 100m before taking a left onto a track. Follow this, keeping right for about 1km. 100m past the large farm building on the left, take the track to the left, down past the crag and cave houses. After 2 sharp bends you will come to a ruined building. Keep straight on here on a level but indistinct path. The path improves after a short while and takes a nice route down towards the lake. After passing a large cave on the left ( large colony of Crag Martins) follow the steep slope up to the top. There is a vague path that leads on to a slightly awkward step down. From here the obvious way on leads to the dam and the main road. Take a left and follow the road towards Castril. Opposite the turning into the town is a track running behind a small block of flats. Take this back up to your starting point.
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