Human presence in the area of El Pedroso can be dated back to the Palaeolithic period, thanks to the discovery of flint arrowheads. The Neolithic megalithic culture was also present in the area, as has been confirmed by the recent discovery of a tholos. El Pedroso, like most towns in the area, gained importance after the Reconquest.
The walk begins and ends in the village of El Pedroso and crosses the curious area of granite outcrops known locally as montonás. At the beginning, on the right, there is an oil mill, closely followed by the remains of old granite quarries.
We leave the A-375 in the direction of Seville, looking for the turning to the left that indicates Las Cabezas de San Juan on the A-8128. After 28 kilometres we reach a junction with the A371 where we turn right towards Las Cabezas de San Juan. We will continue along this road for 12.5 kilometres until we reach the municipality, where we will arrive at Avenida Dr. Fleming.
We will start the route on Avenida Dr. Fleming in Las Cabezas de San Juan until we reach a roundabout. We will have to turn right on Calle Blas Infante. After 100 metres we come to a crossroads where we must continue straight on along the Avenida de Jesús Nazareno, where we leave Las Cabezas and take the SE-5208 road.
The walk takes you over the highest peak in the Sierra Norte, La Capitana, reaching an altitude of 959 metres above sea level. The route is straight and there is no way to get lost, but even so, it is signposted. It starts from the SE-9100 road, opposite the Chapel of Santo Cristo. The slope becomes steeper at the beginning of the path, which starts at 740 m above sea level.
You move away from the reservoir along the Viar Valley, fertile land used for growing cereals and orange trees.
This route starts and ends at the Visitor’s Centre of Dehesa de Abajo. First, it takes the road and then turns first left and then right to arrive to the ford called Vado de Don Simón.