12 May 2021

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Visits to natural areas

We encourage you to get to know the nature of Tierra de Campos, through a visit to the house of the Laguna de La Nava Park, a walk along the Canal de Castilla, a visit to the Cangrejo de Rio House or a route through the mountains of Palencia.

Get to know the wetlands of Palencia through the houses in the park: Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems for the conservation of biodiversity: more than 40% of endangered species depend at some point in their life cycle on wetlands. In Spain, it is estimated that 60% of these areas have been lost over the last century.

Until the middle of the 20th century, Tierra de Campos had one of the most important wetlands in Spain, the Laguna de la Nava, or Mar de Campos, a large steppe lagoon of more than 2,200 ha, located in Palencia. This lagoon was drained to convert the land to agriculture. In 1990, the Gobal Nature Foundation began a recovery project, and some 400 hectares have now been restored. Nowadays, the lagoons can be visited freely and there is the La Naca Lagoon Park House and the Boada Lagoon Museum House, as well as several bird observatories, ideal for observing the diverse and numerous species of birds that come to the wetland every year.

On the other hand, you can visit Herrera de Pisuerga to see the Casa del Cangrejo de Rio, a protected species, classified as Vulnerable.

Or if you prefer, just ask us for a pair of binoculars and some tips and information and go for a walk along the Canal de Castilla and you will be amazed by the surrounding nature.