Font de la Guitarra. Rupit
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Introduction

Colored trees and water threads

We propose a family walk through the gloomy paths of the two streams that cross the “Plans de Corriol”, discovering the diversity of trees that are established along them and the their beautiful fountains. Stop at the “Guitarra” fountain and enjoy its magical surroundings. Autumn and spring are the two ideal seasons to do it.

  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    For families
  • Duration
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Slope
    190.00 meters
  • Distance
    4.60 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Colored trees and water threads

We leave the village, heading to the Castle, passing along some fountains on the street. At “Coll del Castell”, we take off to the old fountain at the foot of the stream, going up smooth, soft, upstream, along a beautiful road with steps produced on natural stone, surrounded by booms and hazels until we reach the second fountain, “Saltiri’s”.

Following on, without realizing it, we pass under “Mas Corriol” and then we go upstairs to the plains next to La Fontana. The presence of fir trees and some ornamental tree such as the Indian chestnut tree make our hands shield. We come out of the gloomy stream of hazelnuts, ash, walnuts and some tart, to enter the field of beech. A small but beautiful grove that in the autumn takes on a great role, and in the spring the crested tits make the nest in the boxes that you will find hanging from the branches.

We move from the headwind of the stream to find the “Mal” stream, where we will go down. The beech grove, sprinkled with fir trees and some red pine, is transformed into an oak tree landscape with beautiful groups of trunks and some very white crust’s bark.

Let's go down to look for the “Mal” stream through a road, covered with hazelnuts. Above these, the aspens and the oaks make a second envelope. Very quickly, we arrive at a special place, transformed by mankind to enjoy the freshness and to take baths in the summer. It is the “Guitarra” fountain, where the two fountains, the shade of the bananas and the rafts, invite us to lie down and let time run.

After the road that goes up to the “Corriol” plain, we continue downstream until we cross the stream in a beautiful corner full of white and mossy maples. From here we will gain height, moving away from its channel, entering the ‘oak country’ again. The views of the center and ‘throat’ of the Castle descending through one of the oldest streets of the village are fantastic.

Tips

TRACK

  • Walkways near the stream and easy track.
  • Lightweight climb first and downhill path afterwards.
  • Once at “Mas Corriol”, you can shorten the walk if you take the road to the left and link again with the track. You will lose the “Guitarra” fountain and the beech grove.

WATER

  • There are fountains in the village and at the beginning and end of the route.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Pay attention to wet days. The stones and roots of the paths are very slippy.
  • You can find mud if it has rained.
  • Respect private property and the heritage that you find.
  • There are yarns and cattle doors that you must close again.
  • Be careful if it's raining across the streams. Maybe you get wet.
  • Attention to the final section of the road. There is a high cliff on the side.

METEO

  • Shady path suitable for summer.
  • Avoid walking it, if it is raining or having rained the day before.

LAND

  • Steps made of stone that can slip if it is moist.
  • The roots can also make us slip or stumble.
  • You will find mud if it has rained.

MATERIAL

  • Comfortable footwear
  • Camera, especially in the fall.
  • Binoculars if you like watching forest birds.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • You should stroll through the streets of the village and follow the explicatory panels of the heritage.
  • See Recommended App Visits. The suspension bridge, San Miguel and the surrounding streets, Santa Magdalena and many other corners.

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Font Guitarra

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Environment
30/11/2016

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Fontana family of Barcelona, a wealthy family from that time, spent the summer and long periods at Pruit, where they raised the tower of “La Fontana”. Inside

Avellaners

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Flora
30/11/2016

As you can see, where the path approaches the stream, the humidity increases and the hazel appears (photo). Shrub that sprouts strongly with straight trunks that serve to make canes (tender or soaked,

Roureda

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Flora
30/11/2016

The dominant forest, the most widespread, is the oak grove. The stingy oak you see is the dominant tree although it is sprinkled with other deciduous trees such as white maple, Italian maple and

Fageda

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Flora
30/11/2016

Another example of mid-European and Atlantic forest in our home are these beech trees that pass to the Pyrenean mountain range favored by the humid climate of the northeastern Catalan sector.

Pi roig

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Flora
30/11/2016

At the bottom of this plain, we can see the tree that has mostly replaced the original forests of these places. The red pine, for reforestation and wood use, it has occupied the terrain of the

Mas Corriol

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Flora
30/11/2016

Masia from the XVI, XVIII-XIX centuries.

Another example of ornamental plantations around these important farms, is this group of Indian chestnut trees you can see (photo).

The leaves are formed by 5

Avets

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Flora
30/11/2016

As we said before, climatic conditions favor the development of mid-European species. In these fir trees, you have another example. They were planted around “Mas Corriol” (where we are now) and “La

Tell

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Flora
30/11/2016

In the humid, shady areas and bottom of the closed valleys, we can find mid-European forest splinters: beech (later) or deciduous mixture. The tilia platyphyllos are isolated specimens that are part

Font Vella

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30/11/2016

On the left bank of the stream, under the shadow of a beautiful tilia platyphyllos and an ash (you will distinguish them because the tilia platyphyllos has a whole heart-shaped leaf and the ash has a

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