Peñon de Zaframagon Reserve Park

Peñon de Zaframagon Reserve Park

The Peñón de Zaframagón is an impressive 600m-high limestone outcrop or crag (peñón) with sheer cliffs located to the north of the Sierra de Lijar close to the Seville/Cadiz provincial border. There are many natural springs in the 448ha reserve. Apart from its geological importance, the reserve is home to one of Andalucía's most significant colonies of Griffon vultures.

From Jerez de la Frontera, take the A382 towards Olvera. Just before Olvera take the CA448 towards La Muela, turning right at Km 8 and the Peñón is around another 4km north. The Vía Verde, a cycleway and footpath which follows the route of a former planned railway, runs close to the reserve and can be accessed from Coripe, in Seville province, south of Morón de la Frontera.

The higher slopes have scant vegetation due to erosion, while holm oaks and Mediterranean scrubland predominate on the lower slopes, with wild olive trees, lentisc, myrtle, strawberry trees and rockroses.

Apart from the Griffon vultures mentioned above, there are other raptors, like booted and Bonnelli's eagles, Egyptian vultures, eagle and little owls. The raptors hunt the small mammals like foxes, weasels and badgers that inhabit the reserve. In the streams are otters.


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