Shaun has run the Expat in Mazarron YouTube channel since arriving in Spain in 2015. It’s all about him living in Spain, where he lives (Camposol), places of interest, property, going out walking and many more things about Spain. Shaun set up Camposol Explorers which is about going out exploring once a month in the Murcia Region. If you want to join, please contact Shaun on FaceBook Expat in Mazarron.
July outing to Sierra Espuña.
Our first location was Castillo de Aledo (Google Maps Sat Nav location) about a 40 minute drive from Camposol. Aledo was built in the Middle Ages by the Moors as a castle. The only thing standing now is the Tower and some defense walls.
The Tower is open to the public during the week from 11am-2pm. The cost was 1€ entry. There are some amazing views from the top.
Our second location was Mirador Sierra (Google Maps Sat Nav location). At the carpark you can see the snow wells. Built between the 16th & 19th Century, 28 snow wells, (most are just ruins), but two have been completely re-built for viewing.
By 1924 the use of these wells came to an end. As you can see from the group photograph, you can go down inside the snow well. Make sure you wear your walking boots and have plenty of water with you.
Our third location was Sierra Espuña (Google Maps Sat Nav location). This is the Information Centre of the Espuñas, which houses a small museum telling you about the Park. It is a good starting point for walks and there are plenty of places to go off exploring. If you’re lucky you may see squirrels, wild sheep, wild boars and you may see the golden eagles above. There is also an electric point if you have an electric car.
We then back tracked towards Totana to La Santa, the old monastery which is now a hotel, for a coffee to end the day.
Please check out the video on YouTube channel – Camposol Explorers Spain July 2021.
Our next outing is to Oasys, a Spanish Western-styled theme park near the town of Tabernas in Almeria Province, also known as Mini Hollywood. This outing will take place (weather permitting) on Friday 6th August and of course subject to the restrictions on group numbers allowed at that time.