Slate and small granite outcrops
The Sierra de Gata is the last massif of the Sistema Central located within Spain. The lythic materials of these mountains of medium height - the highest peak is Peña Canchera at an altitude of 1,592 metres - are predominantly slate and small granite outcrops.
Large woods of Pyrenean oak - the most extensive forests of this species in the Iberian peninsula - cover a large area of the slopes of the Sierra de Gata and also give their name to this protected space: el Rebollar.
- Iberian lynx, wild boar, wolf, roe deer and golden eagle.
- Soft gradients which are part of the Northern side of the Sierra de Gata.
- Its Pyrenean oak woods form one of the largest forests of this species in the Iberian Peninsula.
Category: Natural Space (50,192 ha.)
- Municipalities in the province of Salamanca:
- Casillas de Flores,
- Herguijuela de Ciudad Rodrigo,
- El Payo,
- El Sahugo,