This valley displays features of karstic relief
Valleys of Babia and Luna
Under the shadow of the rock faces of Peña Ubiña (2,417 metres) lies the rough mountainous landscape of the Valle de San Emiliano.
Situated in between the Leonese valleys of Babia and Luna, on the border with Asturias, this valley displays, along with classic elements of glacial erosion, the equally significant features of karstic relief. The vegetation includes beech groves, oaks and the remnants of the juniper woods of Mirantes de Luna - the westernmost on the Iberian peninsula. It highlights the intense traditional activity developed by the transhumance of merino sheep in this area, and the survival of different indigenous breeds such as Hispano-Breton horses and Leonese mastiffs.
Category: Natural Space (57,757 ha.)
- Municipalities in the province of León:
- Los Barrios de Luna,
- San Emiliano,
- Sena de Luna
Park House of Babia and Luna
Visitors can discover everything the Park and the regions of Babia and Luna have to offer by watching an interesting video, and also pick up leaflets, brochures and other types of information and souvenirs. In the Visitors’ Corner, a complete model of the Park helps those eager to explore to plan their day’s activities and route.
Address: Palacio de Quiñones - C/ Real s/n - 24143. Riolago (San Emiliano). 24143 León.
Telephone: 987 051 011
- Chamois, roe deer, deer, wild boar, otter and abundant raptors.
- Mountain landscape in which contrast rough limestone mountain ridges, with rolling green valley bottoms.
- Oak, gall oak, beech, birch and numerous endemic species.