The village of Xermade (Lugo, Spain) and the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm inaugurated the Permanent Orienteering Track “Serrón do Lobo”.
Both organizations signed a collaboration agreement to create a map and five routes suitable for all ages with different lengths and difficulties.
The purpose of the permanent orienteering track “Serrón do Lobo” is encouraging outdoor activities in nature and providing a leisure alternative which is free, suitable for all ages and perfect for spending time with the family.
Those interested in the track just need to come over to the facilities of the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm in the village of Xermade. Outside the building there is a board showing the different maps and routes to be downloaded. In order to complete the chosen track, the participants need to look for the beacons shown on the map in the right order and write down the control number that appears on each one.
The map will be used as well for national and regional orienteering competitions in the following years. In fact, during the inauguration ceremony held by the mayor of Xermade, Roberto Pernas, the I race of the GALICIAN LEAGUE OF TRAIL-O in the category TEMP-O took place with over 50 participants.
The permanent orienteering track “Serrón do Lobo” serves as a touristic attraction in the village of Xermade. The natural environment that surrounds the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm offers an ideal location for this kind of sport thanks to the features of the ground, including slopes, transitions between different types of vegetation and more technical areas, as well as a magnificent landscape that delights the participants along the route. Furthermore, it provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors with family or friends, so important nowadays during the pandemic, when we must be encouraging leisure activities in the outdoors surrounded by nature.