After a long summer of sun drenched days, the autumn has brought with it what must be one of the most spectacular autumns we have ever seen here at Where Is Asturias. In autumn the mountain valleys are awash with reds and yellows as the wild oak and chestnut trees prepare for another winter and the local folk are busy doing the same, laying in firewood and making homespun pork products and cider. No matter how familiar you are with the Asturian landscape and folk customs they will never fail to delight you.
We filmed this montage in autumn in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Somiedo while working on a video about “Las Brañas” which are the thatched mountain huts you see in the video. Somiedo is bear country and is protected for that reason. Recent reports suggest that the number of bears is on the increase and hopefully that trend will continue into the future.
Even though we shot all of these images in Somiedo, the video is representative of all the natural reserves in Asturias like Picos de Europa, Redes, Muniellos, Oscos-Eo and Las Ubiñas-La Mesa. These reserves offer a wonderful experience to visitors looking for pure nature and are home to many–including some unique–species of flora and fauna, waiting to be discovered.
So, sit back, put the video on full screen mode and follow this link to the stunning Autumn in Asturias.
Video courtesy of Where Is Asturias?