Ermita de Nuestra Senora de Compasco, Aldeamayor de San Martin

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  • The area is very well, enough tables, barbecue, swings, Tyrolean traverse area... is an area of pine forest the only bad thing there are no sources, so that should bring plenty of water
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  • Between pine forests classified as mountains of public utility, next to the beautiful chapel there is ample leisure activities, with tables sotechadas, barbecues, indigenous games, observatories of birds...
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  • On a small hillock between pine forests located four kilometers from the town of Aldeamayor de San Martín, in a way that comes out of the road that leads to Tudela de Duero, is the traditional Chapel of our Lady of Compasco, built in several stages to starting from the 15th century, mudejar brick and whitewashed adobe with roof to the Segovia walls. In this beautiful place, surrounded by a natural space and leisure unsurpassed (awarded two major environmental awards in 2003 and 2004), are held each year to two mass pilgrimages in honor to the Virgin: on 13 may, coinciding with the feast of St Pedro Regalado; and the first Sunday of September. In this last, most important than the first, is an auction of goods that are donated and, with what is achieved, several works of maintenance to the Hermitage are made. On Sunday there is mass, procession, food, games... As recent establishment celebrations highlighted the celebration of the day of the tree or World Forestry day in the Natural space of the blasting of Compasco every month of March or April, in which up to 1000 people contribute to cleaning the environment, planting trees, and they take part in the numerous activities organized there. Next to it is "Natural space of the Compasco blasting": El Ayuntamiento de Aldeamayor de San Martín began in 2002, the project of environmental restoration of an old extraction of arid unpopulated and degraded, of approximately 250,000 m 2 of surface, which It was exploited during the 1990s, in the place called "Blasting of Compasco", next to the Hermitage of our Lady of Compasco (parcel polygon cadastral Aldeamayor paperback 10 243), to about 4, 5 km from the town centre in the direction to Tudela de Duero that running a serious risk of becoming uncontrolled landfill in the region. This project involved initially, until the summer of 2007, work as the boundary marking of municipal plots; the removal of debris and waste; improving access and construction of two parking lots, thereby limiting access to motor vehicles and reducing an input and output; the remodeling of slope, then steep slope, to facilitate the roots of vegetation; the reforestation of the entire surface, with 40,000 plants of more than 35 species (a botanical garden); the adequacy of two ponds, which could be colonized by waterfowl; the development and installation of multiple panels, arrows and signs of environmental education; the placement of a full circuit sports or health; the construction of two tracks of local sports, two of beach soccer, and one of basketball; provision of playgrounds, tables, barbecues, picnic area, "ecological Islands" with inside containers; three observatories for birds; a stage for performances; etc. These actions, worth more than 400,000 euros, funded between the City Council of Aldeamayor de San Martin, the Junta de Castilla y León and, to a lesser extent, the Diputación de Valladolid, made in 2003 and 2004 to the "environmental restoration project of the" Compasco blasting"be worthy of two separate awards as the"prize Provincial ecology"of service of environment and Agriculture of the H.e. Diputación de Valladolid Provincial promotion Area, and the Regional Environment"Fuentes Claras"award, awarded by the city of San Miguel del Arroyo in collaboration with the Junta de Castilla y León and the Diputación Provincial de Valladolid. In this way, two years ago, after five years of interventions, achieved the milestone not only restore landscape and dense plot degraded, obtaining an ecosystem with diverse botanical and fauna, but also provide a infrastructures and equipment enabling to open it to the use of the entire population, highlighting an abandoned space of large surface with enormous potential, giving it a recreation, leisure, sports, natural, use... more even taking into account its proximity the chapel of our Lady of Compasco (to 700m) and the relative proximity to three mountains of public utility of high ecological value (sands, Marina Alta and Marina Baja) as well as the A.S.V.E. of the slopes of the grill, spaces that are accessed through senderi route SMO "Where pine trees dream", signposted on the ground. In addition, in a complementary manner, is faced with the comprehensive restoration of the Hermitage there located, both outside and inside, put in place in their environment (in addition to the two pilgrimages annually taking place) celebration, mass of the day of the tree in the start of the spring, with educational activities, plantation, games,... by linking people to the project. As a culmination to these initiatives, in 2007 work began of the ultimate goal of enhancement of the area for the population: construction of the classroom in the nature "Compasco blasting", amounting to another 400,000 euros, which already has run more than half with the construction of two octagonal shelters and one rectangular for conducting environmental workshops, a dining sotechado, a House and a cistern for water, electrical storage full, camping area, or, already this year, a refuge two-storey (75 m 2, top attic), and a building of toilets (60 m 2, divided into two wings, with bathrooms for disabled,...), that will open in summer 2010, and from then to activities and programs of short, medium, and long duration such as camps, labour camps, workshops, monographic seminars and courses of environmental educators, etc.
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