The Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park (official website and maps) in Seville Province is a semi-mountainous area between two other protected areas, the Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park (17) to the west in Huelva Province and the Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park (15) to the east in Cordoba Province.
The park has two reservoirs and two National Heritage Sites. One is the River Huesna Waterfalls near the source of the river close to the village of San Nicolas del Puerto. The other is a mine, the El Cerro del Hierro, from the Roma era exploited until the beginning of the twentieth century.
Trees include Pyrenean Oak, Gall, Cork and Holm Oaks, Stone Pines, Sweet Chestnut, Alder, Ash, Elm, Poplar and Willow. Shrubs and thickets include Rockrose, Rosemary, Lavender, Wild Cherry, Fig and Hazlenut.
Status: Natural Park – 1989
Size: 177,500 hectares
Mammals include Red Deer, Wild Boar, Genet, Fox, Badger, Mongoose, Wild Cat, Polecat, Otter and Iberian Lynx.
Birds of prey include Short-toed, Imperial and Bonelli’s Eagles, Griffon and Black Vultures, Red Kites and Eagle Owls. Other birdlife includes Black Storks, Azure-winged Magpies, Bee-eaters, Golden Orioles and Hawfinches.