Have you ever been up to La Resinera just off Arenas del Rey, near the Pantano de Bermejales? Beautiful and Interesting spot.
The Junta has decided to spend 280,000 euros on doing up this information centre for the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama.
La Resinera bears that name as it is the old resin-processing factory (for making turps), from the days when pine forests spread from there right down the coast. After the huge fire in the 70’s which wiped out the majority of the woodland, it fell into decline to become after many years of neglect, a fire-fighting base.
About 10 years ago, the workers’ community’s chapel from the factory days was restored and turned into a tourist information centre.
Now, the money is going on the Casa del Ingeniero, the open warehouse and the gate lodge. Most of the money will used to actually stop the deterioration of these buildings and open them up to the public.
Pop up there some time, as there is a stream that flows through the area, which is idyllic in the spring to summer months.
You can actually get there using country tracks from Meson Los Prados at the top of the Cabra road… but I’ll explain that route on another occasion. In the meantime, drive up to Jayena via the Cabra and then follow signs for Arenas del Rey, which takes you along the reservoir shoreline.
(News: Arenas del Rey, Poniente de Granada, Andalucia)