Natural spaces
On the Way of St. James



Abadín | Begonte | Castro de Rei | Cospeito | Friol | Guitiriz | Lugo | Outeiro de Rei | Rábade | Vilalba | Xermade

43º 05' 54.0" N - 7º 37' 33.5" W


Delicate lightness
The so-called ''Complexo Húmedo de Terra Chá'' comprises that part of the high Miño basin which receives the main tributaries from the right: the Ladra, with its tributaries, the Parga, the Támoga and the Narla, as well as many other rivers like the Labrada, the Trimaz and the Madalena.
As well as the flatness which gives rise to slow and winding courses outlined by vegetation, the limited permeability of its clay soil leads to the formation of pools. Some of these are temporary, depending on the rainfall, but others, like the Cospeito and Caque lagoons, form two of the main lacustrine systems of Galicia. Both lagoons are semi-natural, whose shape nowadays is due to regeneration projects aimed at reversing the drainage attempts of past times. The observation stations and circular walks combine easy accessibility with the conservation of the fragile wetlands.
This is a landscape shaped by agricultural and cattle raising activities in which there is still space for the conservation of many native forests. Oakwood’s, and species associated with riverbanks, convert the slow flow of the waters into a perfect mirror of the slow seasonal changes.


Main access routes are the A-6 highway and the N-VI road on the journey between Lugo and Guitiriz. Turnoffs towards the north. Towards Vilalba by the N-634.

The Ways of St. James

The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino


In the Lugo A Terra Chá, municipalities of Abadín, Begonte, Castro de Rei, Cospeito, Friol, Guitiriz, Lugo, Outeiro de Rei, Rábade, Vilalba and Xermade.


5,013.01 hectares.


Accommodation: Yes.
Food: Yes.

Information and facilities

Promoción Turística “Terras do Miño”
Telephone: +34 902 101 117
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