Today we publish a small route, which you can do on foot from the Torre del Codina with a duration of two hours.

The map of the route of Pletes per Wikiloc

In the course of the same we can contemplate in a few kilometers, the change of landscape from Urgell to Segarra, and the hollows of Barrers and Casablanca, as well as the valley of Vilagrasseta.

El barranc de Barrers mirant cap el Pla de Casablanca.
The Barrers ravine looking towards the Pla de Casablanca.

We can contemplate a set of fences, which are a clear example of the rural and popular architecture of these lands. The Pleta del Pla, del Cervera and del Diego. Once on the road to Granyena, we will see the pens of Carbonell, Llobera and Castillo.

Pleta del Cervera
Pleta del Cervera
Pleta del Pla
Pleta del Pla
Pleta del Diego
Pleta del Diego

We will also pass by the side of a peculiar juniper forest: the cadequer. As a curiosity to mention that, the name of the town of Cadaqués in the Costa Brava, comes from this shrub that grows in stony and arid zones, of certain places of our country. In Maó, the English used the juniper fruit to make their gin, since it is a fruit similar to juniper.

Càdecs
Càdec

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With a bit of luck, we can see the Bonelli’s eagle, which has in this environment its main nesting and dispersal area.

Águila perdicera

Back and near the Torre del Codina, we can see two dry stone cabins next to the road.

Be careful not to enter the properties, or the buildings of the pens and huts, as apart from being private property, in many cases, the structures and walls are quite deteriorated, and cause situations of danger unnecessary.

The best thing is to contemplate them from the different perspectives that the landscape gives us.

Jaume Ramon Solé.

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