Las Tuerces form a peculiar landscape created by the active dissolving of Upper Cretaceous limestone caused by Karstic erosion.

Situated in the Westernmost spurs of the Páramos de La Lora, where the geography of the Cordillera Cantábrica and the sediments of Cuenca del Duero come together, Las Tuerces constitutes a real labyrinth of large and fantastically shaped blocks.

Giant mushroom shapes, natural arches and bridges, closed gullies and sheltered small caves give rise to a charming landscape which invites a gentle stroll and calm contemplation.

Enviromental Areas

Fauna:
Many birds of prey, like buzzard.
Relief:
Karstic erosion has moulded a spectacular and charming relief in the limestone materials at this junction between the Cordillera Cantábrica and the Cuenca del Duero.
Vegetation:
Holm oaks, junipers and other interesting rock species.

Route

Declared

Category: Natural Space (1,602 ha.)
Municipalities in the province of Palencia:
  • Aguilar de Campoo,
  • Pomar de Valdivia