34 imagesLos Cameros, a region of contrasts, Camero Nuevo, or ‘New’ Cameros, with the Sierra Cebollera Nature Reserve at its heart, is a lush orchard of oak and beech groves watered by the River Iregua. Camero Viejo, or ‘Old’ Camero, is very different from Camero Nuevo, being arid and lonely with impressive abandoned terraces overrun with thickets. Located on the northern slopes of La Sierra de Cebollera, in the high River Iregua Valley in the Camero Nuevo region, the Reserve covers 23,640 hectares and encompasses the municipalities of Villoslada de Cameros and Lumbreras, as well as the villages of San Andrés and El Horcajo. La Sierra de Cebollera is a privileged geological enclave within the Iberian Mountain Range, containing glacial formations known as ‘hollows’ located at heights of over 2,000 metres. Beneath the high mountains the landscape is covered by large natural wild pine, beech and oak forests, of great ecological and aesthetic value. The area is crossed by a number of mountain streams with waterfalls and cascades at different points along the river-bank forest. It is a landscape whose forests have manage to recover from centuries of intense livestock farming throughout the Cameros region, a traditional culture that has left its mark on the new landscape in the form of corrals, shepherds’ huts and hermitages.