Cambrils. 0:00 h; 1090 m.
We start at the crossroad of the road
to Solsona and the one to Sant Llorenç
de Morunys, in front of the Bar Can
We walk up direction Llinars, by the
road itself. The first curve is at some
200 m. and there we find a signpost
indicating "Tossal de Cambrils".
We are at "Costa de la Fàbrica",
named after and old industry which used
to be there. We leave the road and star
walking up at right, with a torrent
at our side. The path leaves atrail
at right and goes up steeply for some
100 m slope.
Trail. 0:18; 1190 m. Once
uphill there are two trails. We leave
the one at right (which is rudimentary)
and follow the other with smooth slope,
through some fields. After 5 min. We
fin a deviation at right (signpost).
We may follow this small trail which
very soon joins again with the one we
were following. We walk some 20 meter
and take a path at left (signpost),
leaving the trail, which will find again
on our way back. This path goes up through
the "baga de Font Oliva",
which is a nice shady area. Three min.
later we continue ascending and leave
another path which goes left. Pretty
soon the path leaves the shade and gets
out to a bushy area. We see the electric
towers which will undercross soon. We
get to a secondary trail which we follow
at left and inmediately find a more
important trail (1380 m) which we take
After 2 min we leave a path at right
we cross the head of a torrent and 6
min later, at a left curve, we arrive
to a magnificent viewpoint (1460 m)
especially over the Cambrils Valley
to the south and over the Cogulló
de la Serra de Turb eastwards. There
is a worked-in cave at the foothill.
We continue our ascent by the trail
and 5 min later (signpost) we leave
it and go up at right through a grassfield.
At its highest point we find the Fountain
of Prat de Cordes.
Fountain of Prat de Cordes. 1:10 h.;
The fountain springs from earth so
it's difficult to take water. We continue
ascending by a path which follows
the right bank of the "Torrent
de Lleu" and leaves the mountain
edge at left. Seven minutes later
we cross the torrent and a trail and
keep going up now by the left bank
of the torrent. After 9 min we get
to "Coll de Veça",
by a pond.
Coll de Veça. 1:26; 1610 m.
Here we reencounter the trail and
we follow it to the right (W), by
the shady side of the Tossal de Cambrils,
in a pinetree wood, where the "rovellons"mushrooms
grow. At this point there are a number
of manmade caves to store potatoes,
all facing north and covered by earth.
They are clean and well kept. The
trail ascends slowly up to 1690 m
height. After some 100 m of slow descent,
there is a secondary trail at right
which is the best option if we want
to go up to the Tossal.
Deviation to the Tossal de Cambrils.
1:46 h; 1680 m.
We take the trail which starts flatly
and initially follows closely the
previous one. Then it turns right
to the Prats Escots where starts going
up more steeply direction SEE. We
get to the peak in some 20 min, with
a geodesical post (1803 m). The view
is not good. In order to see the panorama
we have to look for a clear spot between
the pintrees (towards E) and then
will contemplate the Segre Valley
and the mountains at the other side.
We now have to walk back to the trail
and must be careful because the orientation
is difficult, even at the peak. Our
reference must be the summit of Port
del Comte, which has to be always
in front of us. Once we are back at
the trail, we follow it and some 5
min later we arrive to an area of
Prat Caní. 2:26 h; 1650 m.
Once at this high plateau, we leave
the trail, which would take us to
the Coll de Portet, and we take another
one, clearly going south (signpost).
This trail descends smoothly, through
cultivated fields. We discard a few
lateral trails. Ten minutes later,
at the end of the fields (signpost),
the trail enters in the head of a
torrent (Ribera dels Pouets). We descend
into it. Some 4 min later there is
a grassy field and the torrent becomes
narrower. At this point we must take
a path at right (signpost).
Corriol de la Solana. 2:40 h; 1600m.
This path maintains its height and
goes around the Tossal. Pretty soon
we see the torrent becoming deeper.
The path crosses a secondary torrent
and continues basically flat till
the southern extreme of a prolongation
of the Tossal, where we see an interesting
view. Then it turns right and starts
going down, through the Solana del
Tossal de Cambrils, with a vegetation
pretty diferent from the one we had
till now. We cross a small plain and
keep going down with a few curves.
Then it arrives to an abandoned field.
Camps de Pla Nancau. 3:27 h; 1420
We cross this field by its left side
and at its end we easily find the
path, which continues in pretty sloppy
descent. Soon we arrive to another
little plain (1300 m) under a notorious
crag, at our right. We cross the plain
to the NW and descend again till we
arrive to a house.
Cal Petit. 4:02; 1160 m.
It's an abandoned house. We continue
by the low side of the house, leaving
at our left a trail which goes to
the road of Sant Llorenç de
Morunys. We take by a field (signpost)
which we leave at our left to proceed
to a small hill to NW and where we
may see the electric line which we
observed on our way up. At the high
side of the field, some 100 meter
from the house, there is a path which
goes up through very bushy woods.
Then we cross a torrent and cross
under an electric line. Go up to the
Camp de Sant Martí and go towards
another small torrent but before arriving
to it, the path goes up at right (signpost)
and soon arrives to a secondary trail
(1260 m), which we take to the left
to cross the torrent we see in front
of us. At the other side there is
a small barrack. After crossing, we
go up, pass a fence and pretty soon
arrive to a more important trail.
Pista de Camp de Sant Martí.
4 :30 h ; 1280 m.
We take this trail to the left and
some 4 min later there is a trail
at left which we leave. Continue by
the main trail and after 4 min we
arrive to the signpost we found on
the way up (min 25, 1235 m).
From this point we just reverse the
route we followed when coming up,
and in 20 min we are back at the starting
Cambrils. 5:00 h.
End of the itinerary.