The Arnoia is called Arnado as it passes through Allariz. It is one of the most beauful riverside walks of Galicia. There is an
outstanding Ethnographic Park, with a water mill which can be visited and museums dedicated to flax and leather, for, in days
gone by, the tanning of skins was an important activity. Not to be missed is the visit to the labyrinth of narrow streets, all in
an excellent state of repair, in the historic quarter. Far from being a sleepy area, it is the heart of the town.
The walk along the bank can begin at the recreation area of Acearrica and follow the course of the river downstream to one
of the villages in the O Briñal reserve. It is a beautiful, long walk along the river under the shade of the forest.
In the other direction, upstream from Allariz, and accessible by car, is the O Rexo ecospace (Requeixo de Valverde) famous
for the sculptural and artistic interventions of the Basque arist Agustin Ibarrola on the trees and rocks along the bank.
Another river at this altitude is the Limia, a living memory of a different past. Until it dried up in the 1960s it fed the Antela
pool, one of the biggest wetlands of the Iberian Peninsula. The pool connues to be a mythical reference point in the whole
region. There is an interesting ethnographic museum in Vilar de Santos and in neighbouring Sandiás there is an Interpretation
Centre dealing with the old lake ecosystem, which is now being partially recreated in the pools of the abandoned sand mines
and is undergoing a process of natural regeneration.