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Path of the Clarà stream fountains

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27/02/2017
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Introduction

Fountains and forests around the Clarà stream

The concentration of fountains in this route is amazing and serves as a thread to go to this attractive mountain slope near the Argentona near the Clarà stream course.

Crossing different environments; dark hollow streams dominated by oak, pine groves, Aleppo pines and maritime pines and returning to the starting point walking around the insides of the Clarà stream.

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Slope
    183.00 meters
  • Distance
    4.96 km
  • Theme
    Environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Fountains and forests around the Clarà stream

We leave the car in the parking lot next to Argentona’s doghouse and start walking toward the Clarà stream to immediately take the “Cal Manreset” stream, which will continue for a while until turning towards the beautiful “Roure” fountain.

Continue up a narrow path surrounded by oaks, till you reach “Quico’s” fountain, where we will be able to experience a magical atmosphere on its yard. The surrounding vegetation and granite rock formations make this a very special fountain.

We leave “Quico’s” fountain and continue upwards, first on to small tracks and then to a wider track but equally attractive. As we go up, we leave the forest of oaks to enjoy extensive pine forests of different species (pine, white pine and maritime pine).

Once at the highest point of the route, we will start the descent in order to visit another charming corner, the “Castanyer” fountain, where we can sit and enjoy a refreshing environment.

Once visited the fountain, we need to get back on track and continue downhill until turning into a narrow path in the direction of the “Castanyers d’en Cabot” fountain first, and then the “Gavatx” fountain. The stream’s ambience in this section of the route, flanked by gravel walls, making that despite being relatively close to urban areas, we feel isolated and alone.

We continue down the stream towards Clarà stream’s course, that will guide us to the starting point on a nice flat road surrounded by vegetation.

Tips

PATH

  • We will combine sections of narrow paths, narrow roads flanked by pleasant pine forests.

WATER

  • We will find water at “Quico’s” and “Roure” fountains, we will also found water on the other fountains if we go after it rains.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Be careful not to slip on the sloppiest areas and when walking down the narow tracks.

WEATHER

  • We do not recommend doing the route with heavy rain, remember that at some stages we will go into streams.

LAND

  • Bring suitable footwear for walking on slippery ground in certain sections.

EQUIPMENT

  • We recommend bringing a camera.

OTHER FACILITIES

  • You will find places to sit down and some tables at “Quico’s” fountain.

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What to see in: Path of the Clarà stream fountains

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BIRDS IN THE STREAM

Point of interest
Wildlife
27/02/2017

We are inside the “Can Manreset” stream and we will seize to talk about birds that live here. Although it is difficult to see if we are not still and calm, between the bush shrubs and trees of the...

ROURE FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

We could also call it the “font del Roure de can Calau” to differentiate it from another that has the same name in this neighbourhood next to term of Òrrius, now dry and ‘inoperable’.

We can admire...

QUICO'S FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

We are in the esplanade of “Quico’s” fountain surrounded by a magical atmosphere, shaped by various actors; round whimsical formations of granite, banana trees planted here to there, giving shade and...

THE ASTOR

Point of interest
Wildlife
27/02/2017

Accipiter gentilis

It is a bird which is very discreet and very difficult to see, but can leave a trace such as a bunch of feathers or can also be distinguished by his voice, a characteristic squeak...

MARITIME PINE

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

Pinus pinastre

On this side of the mountain there are several pine species that can be found, such as the white pine, the pine and maritime pine, predominating the forest where we are. It is a forest...

CASTANYER FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

This fountain is one of the few that has not been restored by the “Grup de fonts d’Argentona” as it is formerly preserved. We recommend not to drink its water, before enjoyable, because some clearing...

CABOT CASTANYERS’ FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

The name of the fountain was given when surrounded by vineyards, near the mine, there were chestnuts, today we have pines and some oaks. The fountain is about 30 meters beneath the mouth of the “mica”...

GAVATX FOUNTAIN

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

The fountain is located next to the entrance of the old mine, and if you look closely, you can still see remnants of the old pipe that carried water to the town but located about 300 meters away.

We...

CLARÀ STREAM

Point of interest
Geology
27/02/2017

A stream is a sandy bed that carries water only occasionally as a result of heavy rain or long rainy periods.

At this point we want to highlight the importance of streams in our region:

1. It channels...

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Ruta molt agradable i amb força ombra. No recomanable després de dies de pluja
la ruta et fa iniciar a l'aparcament del CAAD però després està tota a l'inrevés i hi ha molt llocs on es perd.
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juanjo -natura-
11/02/2020

In reply to by killercroquett…

Hola , qué raro!"! La Begona la va fer sense problemes. Has seguit el track en sentit correcte ??
Ruta espectacular després de la font del castanyer de Can Cabot, fins arribar al la font del gavatxo.
Ruta que ens ha decepcionat. Seguint el track, és molt fàcil despistar-se, Hi ha moments que no coincideix amb el gps i és molt molestós, o els camins han desaparegut o no concorda amb les coordenades de la ruta. Hi ha trams que semblen per fer-ho amb motocròs. No ens ha agradat en general, tot i que la part final està millor i les fonts són maques.
Ruta agradable, amb errors d'ubicació del track, la segona part es mes divertida, tot travessant un corriol espectacular després de la Font de Can Cabot, nivell fàcil.
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