Dry stone wall

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On this particular stretch, just when turning to take the Camí de Llabià, the remains of dry-stone walls can clearly be seen on the slope to the right of the trail, fulfilling the dual role of protecting the boundary from the crops above us and as the boundary of the trail.

These remains are, as long as they stay up or until some kind soul decides to restore them, a part of the popular memory of an ancestral technique, the durability of which has been more than proven throughout the length and breadth of the land.

Stones carefully positioned upon other stones in accordance with the laws of gravity, their weights and their angles have carried out in perfect conditions their main initial role: supporting the most exposed embankments of the paths and the terraces of the farmland. In this particular case, there is also an example of positioning the top stones using a very ancient technique called opus spicatum (spiked work).