Cruz de la Atalaya (Padre Ferrer)

Cruz de la Atalaya (Padre Ferrer)

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The Sierra de El Manar, in Padul, boasts numerous privileged viewpoints over Sierra Nevada and the Valle de Lecrín (Lecrín Valley). One of these is the Cruz de la Atalaya, a vantage point over the town and its surroundings. The route follows the path PR- A- 376, named of the Padre Manuel Ferrer Muñoz in honor of this Jesuit priest, mountaineer and naturalist.

 

DEPARTURE FROM PADUL
Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Maria Mayor. Padul

The Town Hall of Padul is the starting point of this route.

WAYPOINT 1 > INFORMATION PANEL OF THE ROUTE

Outside the town boundaries there is a display panel in which you can view the route details.

WAYPOINT 2 > CAMINO DE LOS GUDARIS
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The trail continues across the Camino de los Gudaris, path built during the Spanish Civil War by Basque men convicted in a penitentiary centre located in Padul.

WAYPOINT 3 > CAÑADA CRUZ DE LA ATALAYA

You may also see wild goats wandering about this area. In fact, during the excursion, one comes across some refuges used by goatherds that still contain old pillows and blankets. You might also be lucky enough to spot a fox.

WAYPOINT 4 > CRUZ DE LA ATALAYA
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After the walk you reach the Cruz de la Atalaya and enjoy the views. A large cross marks the spot. 

WAYPOINT 5 > MIRADOR DE LAS CANTERAS

From here, the Valle de Lecrín seems very small and next to which waters of the Laguna de Padul shimmer. This is dotted with small lagoons and numerous springs that spill out their waters into drainage channels called madres (literally mothers) by the locals. 

ROUTE INFORMATION

Regions: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín

Towns: Padul

Route length: 9,3 km

Estimated duration: 4h 15m

Altitude on departure: 748 metres

Maximum altitude: 1218 metres

Gradient: 452 metres

Ecosystems: Mid-level mountains

Recommended season: Autumn, Winter and Spring

HIKE RATING SYSTEM

    • Itinerary and route
    • Well-defined tracks and crossings
    • Effort needed
    • Over 1 hour and up to 3 hours (2+1) of effective walking
    • Severity of natural surroundings
    • More than one risk factor
    • Level of difficulty for walking
    • Walk on paths with steps or irregular surfaces

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