Redes Natural Park
The Redes Natural Park is the second natural park of Asturias, largely formed by beech and oak forests and many mountains. It is an area that, compared to Somiedo or the nearby Picos de Europa, is relatively little known among tourists, and the tourism sector is clearly less developed.
It is located in the central-eastern part of Asturias, in the concejos of Caso and Sobrescobio and takes its name from the beech forest of Redes, in Caso. It has been a Natural Park sinc 1996 and since 2001 a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Redes Park has the greatest biodiversity of vertebrates in Asturias. The area is home to fifty species of mammals, one hundred and thirty species of birds, ten species of amphibians, ten species of reptiles and four species of fish. The Brown Bear (Oso Cantábrico or Oso Pardo) is also found here.
The park is very attractive for hiking enthusiasts, including 42 official hiking trails stretching over more than 200 kilometres, as well as many unofficial hiking trails.