Source of the Duero

Laguna Negra and the Urbion Glacial Circuit Natural Park

March 10th, 2010 The Natural Park Laguna Negra and the Urbion Glacial Circuit is to be declared Soria’s second Natural Park. The park will cover a total of 4617 hectares of land and include two villages (Vinuesa and Duruelo de la Sierra).  The area includes the glacial lake of Laguna Negra, which inspired Antonio Machado, and also includes the source of the Duero. Soria’s other Natural Park in Soria is the Canyon Rio Lobos, which was declared in  1985. More on the forum

Hiking in Picos de Urbión

February 4th, 2009

I enjoyed this forum post by Alfredo on hiking in the Picos de Urbión in Soria.

“The Picos de Urbión is one of the most important sections of the Sistema Ibérico, the mountain range that crosses east to west through the north of the Iberian Peninsula.  In this range we find the source of the Duero, one of Spain’s great rivers.  The region is also a popular location for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and is home to the magnificent glacial lake, the Laguna Negra, an inspirational place of the famous Spanish poet Antonio Machado. “