The Seixo Branco Route runs through the Costa de Dexo-Serantes Natural Monument, which occupies the stretch of coast between the lighthouse of Mera and the port of Lorbé, between the Ares, Betanzos and A Coruña estuaries, known as the Gulf of Ártabro.
This natural area, which displays an enormous biological wealth, was declared a Natural Monument in 2000, and it is recognised as a Special Protection Zone for Natural Wealth, and a Site of Community Importance, and is part of the Galician Network of Protected Natural Spaces.
The route follows a path which takes us past some of the most interesting features of this Natural Monument, such as:
Starting point: Canabal
Point of arrival: Canabal
Route: O Seixo Branco, Furnas, castro of Subiña, Monte Grande
Duration: 2 h
Equipment: Comfortable well-fitting shoes
Suitable for bike: Only some stretches
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- The Battery (of searchlights) which was constructed to seek out and illuminate possible military targets.
- The Punta do Seixo Branco, a seam of granite which gets its name from the large vein of white quarz that is visible winding through the cliff towards the sea.
- The furnas (Ollo pequeno, A Regocha, Ollo grande) are sea caves formed by the action of the waves.
- Castro of Subiña, situated on the top of Subiña mountain, which offers a spectacular panorama of the inlet at Mera. Two concentric structures are recorded (they have not been excavated).