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Impressions El Hierro #

See more places:
- El Hierro Part 1: Walk at the edge of the World
- El Hierro Part 2: Erese
- El Hierro Part 3: Mirador de la Pena
- El Hierro Part 4: Las Puntas
- El Hierro Part 5: Ecomuseo de Guinea
- El Hierro Part 6: Valverde
- El Hierro Part 7: Sabinar
- El Hierro Part 8: Walking the inner Island

Part 8: Walking the inner island - enjoying peace, nature and tranquility#

La Llanía pathway el hierro La Llania #

La Llanía pathway is one of the most popular on the island. In about two hour walk you can discover the wonderful contrasts which El Hierro has to offer.

El Brezal, a thick damp forest takes you to pathways full of ferns which lead to softer bare lands and the black sands of one of the best preserved craters on the island which is prior to the majestic landscape of el Golfo. This is a seven kilometre circular route full of beauty and magic.

La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Mirador de la Hoya Fireba el hierro Mirador de la Hoya Fireba #

This pathway takes you to a fantastic view of the spectacular crater of La Hoya de Fireba. At its centre is a lime green oasis. Islanders used to grow potatoes there.
Volcanic Crater of La Hoya de Fireba
Volcanic Crater of La Hoya de Fireba, La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Volcanic Crater of La Hoya de Fireba
Volcanic Crater of La Hoya de Fireba, La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Volcanic Crater of La Hoya de Fireba
Volcanic Crater of La Hoya de Fireba, La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
La Llanía pathway
La Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Viewpoint - El Golfo Valley#

At the End of this route you can see the spectacular El Golfo valley with its colossal cliffs and Roques de Salmor.
Spectacular Viewpoint
Spectacular Viewpoint at the End of la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Spectacular Viewpoint
Spectacular Viewpoint at the End of la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Spectacular Viewpoint
Spectacular Viewpoint at the End of la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
la Llanía pathway
la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
la Llanía pathway
la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Spectacular Viewpoint
Spectacular Viewpoint at the End of la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Spectacular Viewpoint
Spectacular Viewpoint at the End of la Llanía pathway, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Garoé. the holy tree el hierro Garoé Árbol Santo #

El Garoé, the holy tree is situated in the north oft the island (Garoé Árbol Santo). It is a symbol of the island which represents the fought of the Bimbaches (ancient inhabitants of El Hierro)to preserve a constant supply of water. El Garoé condensed the water form the Trade winds, for the water to be deposited in water tanks for animals and humans to sate their thirsts. Now it is possible to visit an interpretation centre that allow people to understand better the natural phenomenon of horizontal rain together with the archaeological and cultural riches of this mythical place. The leaves were once capable of collecting enough water to supply the whole population of the island, a fact that earned it a reputation as a sacred tree.

Garoé
Garoé. the holy tree, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Garoé
Garoé. the holy tree, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Garoé
Garoé. the holy tree, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Garoé
Garoé. the holy tree, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Garoé
Garoé. the holy tree, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Garoé
Garoé Árbol Santo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Garoé
Garoé Árbol Santo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Husbandry in the South#

In the south of the island the people live from husbandry and agriculture. Everywhere you can see unguarded sheeps or goats. If you look closer, you can see their feets bounded with loose rope to prevent them from skipping the place.

Husbandry
Husbandry in the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Lonely road
Lonely road in the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Husbandry
Husbandry in the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Husbandry
Husbandry in the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Husbandry
Husbandry in the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Husbandry
Husbandry in the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
In the South of El Hierro
In the South of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, ©Natalia Zmajkovicova, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0