One is the Parque Natural da Serra da Enciña da Lastra, which borders León, a treasure encompassing more than three thousand hectares. And, surprisingly, it has excellent bat colonies that still hold many secrets. Another one of those surprises is the protected landscape of the Val do río Navea (this valley spans the municipalities of San Xoán de Río and A Pobra de Trives), with a magnificent forest of native species.
A forest recognised as a natural monument is the Souto de Rozabales where the Pumbariños, 12.15 metres round and perhaps a thousand years old. And another, to finish up, the Macizo Central (to be fair, one part of it), where not only the town of Manzaneda with well preserved remains of its walls, gateway to the interior and castle is located, but also the only ski resort in Galicia.
It is true that all this may pale next to another area declared as part of the Nature 2000 Network: Pena Trevinca, a paradise for mountain hikers and even climbers. The summit that gives it its name is 2,127 meters above sea level, making it the summit with the highest altitude in Galicia. It is surrounded by beautiful valleys created by glaciers.