SOTO DE CANGAS
At the junction between the Arriondas to Cangas de Onís and Panes road and that which ascends to Covadonga and the lakes in the Cornión massif of the Picos de Europa. The main part of the village lies across the river, to the east of the Covadonga road. Worth an exploration on foot!
SOTO DE CANGAS (1)
ALSA (Autocares de Luarca, Sociedad Anónima), a major shareholder in the National Express group, is the principal operator in this district. A bus bound for Arenas de Cabrales or Panes negotiates the huge roundabout just below Soto de Cangas. there are numerous hostelries bordering the road here, and even a zoo(!). Some succumbed to the recession several years before it happened, and are still abandoned, or for sale. Not the prettiest of corners in asturias, not by a long way.
And to finish off this section of my July 2009 stroll from Covadonga to Arriondas, a couple of examples of a very common June/July roadside flower. These, on the outskirts of Cangas de Onís. No idea what they are!