Peña del Oso

Ucedo - Valbuena
Moderate
Tiempo: 
1h 45 mins
Altitude: 
1.105 - 1.104 m

It is a linear route of 8 km (one way) that runs between the church of Ucedo and the picnic area of ​​Valbuena, the round trip being the same way. Most of it runs parallel to the Retuerta stream.

During the tour you will see 6 flour mills (some better preserved than others),
petroglyphs, numerous fountains, the Peña el Oso or Peña la Muria that marks the boundary between the two towns.

Being in a riverside environment, the vegetation of this type of areas predominates, such as birch, alder, poplar ... but there is also heather, pine, broom, oak, hawthorn...etc. There is a varied fauna such as wild boar, roe deer, wolf, fox, hare, eagle, cuckoo, great spotted woodpecker, lizard...etc.

UCEDO MILLS

In the Canalina area there are 3 mills, the Raimundo, the Canalín and the Nuevo,
dedicated to the milling of cereal. They are monohydraulic, consist of a single horizontal or rolling wheel to move the drive shaft. It also consists of two grinding wheels to grind the cereal grain and turn it into flour.
They were used by the residents of the town to transform the grain into flour to feed animals or for human consumption.

VALBUENA MILLS

In Valbuena there were 5 industrial mills, which grind cereal for most of La Cepeda.
At present, you can see the remains of 3 of them, the Ramón mill, the Victoriano mill and the Pedro mill, which is the only one that sifted the cereal (it separated the shell of the cereal from the flour) for human consumption.
They are mini-hydraulic mills, they consist of a single horizontal or rolling wheel to move the drive shaft. It also consists of two grinding wheels to grind the cereal grain and turn it into flour.

Ucedo
Valbuena
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