For most of the Spanish Civil War, the front between the Republicans and Nationalists ran close to Granada, and so the hills are dotted with the ruins of fortifications and trenches. This short walk takes you through pleasant wooded countryside to a relatively well-preserved Nationalist trench complex, from which there are also great views of the Sierra Nevada.
Level This short and easy walk along a clearly marked trail is suitable for pretty much anyone.
When to go All year round.
Water None available on the route.
Location: Sierra de Huétor The walk is one of several marked routes starting from the Sierra de Huétor’s Visitor Centre at Puerto Lobo (literally “wolf pass”), near the town of Víznar.
By Car: From Granada, take the A-92 towards Almeria and Guadix. Take exit 253 (for El Fargue, Huétor Santillán and Granada Este). Turn left, following the brown sign for Parque Natural de Sierra de Huétor. Then turn right back across the motorway (also signposted Parque Natural de Sierra de Huétor) and turn right following the sign to Centro de Visitantes. Park in the area below the visitor centre, where there are a number of information panels describing different walks.
By Bus: This walk is not easily accessible by bus.