Los Arañales Wetland
The origin of the Los Arañales wetland in the municipality of Berlangas de Roa (Burgos) is found in the old aggregate extractions: after having lowered the ground level, it has caused the flooding of these gravel pits, the appearance of permanent wetlands and, with this, the habitability of a varied fauna and flora.
The community of birds that host this wetland tend to be mostly migratory and other species such as the bee-eater and the sapper plane, using this area of reeds and cattails as a resting place.
There is a booth as an observatory from which you can watch the birds - birding.
Access is easy through the roads that occupy the area between the left bank of the Duero River and the Guma channel, and can even be reached by car on an unpaved road.
This natural point is part of the Water path between Berlangas de Roa and Hoyales de Roa, almost 15 km long, with a starting and ending point in Berlangas de Roa, fully cyclable.
The wetland occupies four plots of the old gravel pits of the Arpape company in that town, with an area of almost five hectares. The company has an agreement with the Junta de Castilla y León for the installation of said bird observatory.
TIPS FOR THE VISITOR
- Remember that you are in a natural environment, conserving it is everyone's business.
- Make sure the area is allowed to practice other sports.
- Respect the regulations in force at all times.