Close to Moratalla are the stunning mountainous, lushly wooded Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas.
The park is made up of 2099 sq km is the largest protected area in Spain.
As well as the above, an abundant wildlife and well-marked walking trails and forest roads make this stunning area accessible for all to enjoy.
It is certainly worth a walk along the snaking, 20km-long reservoir, the Embalse del Tranco.
The abrupt geography, with altitudes varying from 460m up to 2107m at the summit of Cerro Empanadas, provides dramatic changes in the landscape.
The Río Guadalquivir, Andalucía’s longest river, rises in the south of the park, and flows northwards into the Embalse del Tranco and then heads west across Andalucía to the Atlantic Ocean.