Way of the Hanged in Vallfogona de Riucorb
Tour through crops and small forests of pine and holm oaks, in an almost solitary environment. It is a magnificent walking excursion to observe the agricultural landscape of this part of the Corb valley with very good views.
We go out in front of the Vallfogona pool by the stairs that go up the side of the old El Perelló mill (12th century), later converted into a residential house. We go out in front of the Vallfogona pool by the stairs that go up the side of the old El Perelló mill (12th century), later converted into a residential house.
We turn left and take the path that goes up to the Comascura road. We leave itinerary 5 on the right. We turn left and leave the access to the mountain, the pillar of Las Cruces, on the right, with exceptional views of Vallfogona and the surroundings. We continue walking and pass by the side of the pool, the sports court and the soccer field (below). We continue straight on along the Hanged Path, which is paved and climbs steeply.
We continue climbing steeply along the paved road and leave the Plains road to the left, which is where we will return. We almost reached the end of the coast. We leave the Hanged Path and take the path on the right that climbs steeply with loose stones from the dry stone margins fallen between old cultivation terraces. We continue straight on, and we go up the stony path between old cultivation terraces, olive trees, holm oaks and oaks. As we go up, if we turn around, we can enjoy panoramic views of the town of Vallfogona.
Once we have stopped, we come to a field of olive trees and we continue straight on. We come to an area of large fields of sown, we continue straight on the road of the Hanged, flat and of good firm. We pass by the side of the Ferrer era and cabin and enter the Urgell region, in the municipality of Guimerà. We continue along the path to the right between cultivated fields and olive trees. Good road section. We continue along the path to the right and further on we will pass a hut on the left where the threshold of the door says Guimerà. We turn left in a SE direction, leaving different entrances to cultivated fields on both sides.
We turn left onto a path that descends steeply between cultivated fields. We turn right and descend steeply along a path that first crosses old cultivation terraces today abandoned and later takes us into a forest that follows a ravine, a tributary of the Corb River.
We leave a path on the right that goes down to Guimerà, and we continue straight east. From now on we walk parallel to the river Corb and on the road that goes to Guimerà and Vallfogona. In the background we see the chimney of the Cadena mill. We come to a large holm oak surrounded by other more petite holm oaks. Turn left and go up the path that takes us back into the forest, parallel to the river Corb and on the road that goes to Guimerà and Vallfogona.
The path widens and the Les Planes path begins. We continue following the Corb river. On the other side of the river we see the tower of the Molino de la Cadena which is accessed from the other side of the river, and further on, a farm. Little by little we will see the town of Vallfogona de Riucorb. We continue straight on and leave other paths on both sides that lead us to different fields of cultivation.
We go straight on and leave other paths on both sides that lead us to different fields of cultivation. Path of the Plains, link with the path of the Hanged. We leave the path of the Plains and join the asphalt path of the Hanged. We continue to the right towards the town. We leave Cantiré street on the right, where itineraries 1 and 3 continue, and we continue straight in the direction of the football field.
We leave the paved road and turn right onto the Solà de la Torre path. We leave the path and go down the stairs on the right to return to the starting point.
Source: Vallfogona de Riucorb Town Council