For me walking means relaxing, let the mind be free of the daily worries and get some inner peace. This is especially true when I do it in La Fageda d’en Jordà. In fact, I have been drawn to this forest since my first visit.
The Fageda d’en Jordà is a unique forest in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa Territory in Catalonia. It grew over the lava flow from the Croscat volcano and is dotted with small hills of variable sizes, known locally as “tossols.”. The high temperature lava flowed over a wetland, evaporating all moisture upon contact. The steam entered the lava, distorting and eventually cracking the partially solidified crust. The result is the varying bulges on the landscape we can see, covered with fragments of basalt.
It is located about five kilometers from Olot, and it is part of the medieval town of Santa Pau, Olot, and Les Preses. The beech wood is surrounded for the 21 volcanos, an amazing region to enjoy nature, and the great cuisine of the local restaurants.
It can be visited at any time of the year but during fall you will find an amazing mix of green, yellow and red tones. It is so beautiful that I always feel compel to stay there for more time than I really have.
In the past years, I also published a lot of photos of this forest. I would love to repost it here, I really hope that it will help you to understand why I’m so found about this forest. It is almost magical:
By the way, I would love to know which your favorite forest in the world is. So, would you like to share it witch us?