On the morning of Saturday, February 22, 2020, the associations âLa Carrahilaâ and Caramucel and the City Council of Abarán, through their departments of Culture and Tourism, presented to the media the new signage of the trail of the Route of the Norias.
Then, about thirty people have been able to make the cultural tourism itinerary by Juan José Martínez Soler (Master of the Norias).
New content for the Route of the Norias de Abarán
The action has served to rehabilitate the signaling of the existing path, which is now approved as a Local Path (SL-MU 28) by the Mountaineering Federation of the Region of Murcia.
The initiative, carried out by the associations âLa Carrahilaâ and Caramucel through its project Legado vivo, has contemplated the revision of the previous content of the Route of the Norias;
new information prepared from the scientific production of members of "La Carrahila".
In addition to the four ferris wheels (Noria Grande, Noria de la Hoya de Don García, Noria de Candelón and La Ãorica), other elements related to water culture have been indicated, such as the old sections of the Acequia de Abarán in Las Canales, the Acequia de Charrara, main ditches of Abarán and Blanca and Molino de las Pilas.
All this heritage is goods linked to the Las Norias de Abarán Cultural Interest Property, with a category of Place of Ethnographic Interest since 2018. The Old Bridge (BIC, with a monument category) and the riverbank forest have also been marked from El Caño.
This new content reflected in eleven informative posters is complemented by the information hosted on the Ruta de las Norias web portal (rutadelasnorias.blogspot.com), and can be accessed through the respective QR codes placed on the mentioned posters.
Moreover, anyone with a mobile device can complete the Route of the Ferris wheels through the Google Maps application.
This digital tool also allows the visitor to interact with the hydraulic spaces of the ferris wheels of the late nineteenth century, thus facilitating the interpretation of the historical landscape of this Place of Ethnographic Interest.
The action has also contemplated the placement of six directional posts and the painting of the corresponding trail marks registered by the FEDME, as well as the edition of a new brochure of the Route of the Norias, which replaces the one made in 1999 and of which there were no more copies.
The associations "La Carrahila" and Caramucel want to publicly thank the Department of Culture and Tourism of the City of Abarán, represented by Felipe García Carrillo and Jaime Tornero Ramos respectively, who did not hesitate to bet on this project from the first day they were presented , making effective the associative participation in the life of the town hall.
Also to the Department of Service s, in the figure of Pablo Rodríguez Soler, who has facilitated volunteer work, as well as upgraded some sections of the Norias Route in recent weeks.
Finally, to all the volunteers who have accompanied us in the different calls for the installation of the interpretive posters.
We hope you like this rehabilitation, that you enjoy traveling the new Route of the Norias and that it serves to increase visitors in the main tourist-cultural claim that Abarán has.
The Route of the Norias within the project Legado alive
The Route of the Norias remains attached to Legado alive, a project, in continuous development since 2013, which aims to signal, disseminate, protect and recover the heritage of the Ricote Valley.
The Legado vivo project, directed and executed by the associations âLa Carrahilaâ and Caramucel, has several actions in the Ricote Valley, having received the collaboration of its town halls: recovery of the low-medieval council tree of Pino del Solvente (Blanca), Creation of the Route of the Huerta de Ricote, cleaning and signaling of the Muslim cemetery of the Cabezo del Aljezar (Ricote), rehabilitation and new contents of the Path of the
Source: Asociaciones "La Carrahila" y Caramucel