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The path by the stream on the way back from the Santa Marina chapel

 

This short walk starting from the hotel follows a small stream through beautiful woodland scenery and on much of the route and you feel as though you are lost in a fairytale landscape.

 

View from the hamlet of Andeyes

 

You start the walk passing the hotel vegetable garden and then a short stroll up the road past the cemetery till you come to the hamlet of Andeyes.  Here you follow a small path down to the isolated chapel of Santa Marina. Next you meander for 1½ kms along the edge of a stream where there are a couple of ruined water mills but are now lost in the undergrowth.

 

The isolated chapel of Santa Marina

 

The chapel porch

 

After a while the path maintains level as the stream drops, and you walk along what was an old stone track leading from the church of Santa Thomas del Collado to Bodes. This track has cut stone edges and about 10 years ago when it was totally overgrown we asked the town hall if they would clean the track or if there was some type of grant to help us restore this track. The answer was no, so we cleaned it ourselves and have maintained this track ever since!

 

The small stream by the side of the path

 

Finally you leave this track at a sign for the hotel and climb back up along another old track “El Camino del Muerte” or track of the dead. This was the path that the villagers used for taking the dead from the church to cemetery. Finally you arrive back at the hotel.

 

Sign back to the hotel!

 

Technical Information

Map Circular walk Santa Marina Chapel

Download GPS trail from wikiloc

Self guided walking notes and GPS track available for guests from the hotel

Type of walk Circular
Starting Point Hotel Posada del Valle
Finishing Point Hotel Posada del Valle
Public transport options Not necessary
Grading Easy
Total Length 2,5 kms
Total Ascent 120 m
Altitude 180 – 250 – 140 – 180
Refreshments Hotel Posada del Valle
Map Mapa Topográfico Nacional de España: Arriondas

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