Mills in Alto Aragón - harinero
a very well known starting point for adrenaline excursions. It can be crowded
during weekends during the summer season. But even then you'll probably be alone
at the mill. From L'Ainsa take the road to France.
In Escalona turn left and immediately right where several villages of the
Valle de Puértolas
are signposted. You'll pass Belsierre and after
a long, narrow and winding road reach Puértolas. Continue your way and take
the right branch where you have the choice. You'll now round the base of the
and eventually reach Escuaín. Drop the car.
Follow the path
to Cuello Viceto
until it crosses a barranco. Then make your way down
until you reach what remains of the mill.
The mill isn't indicated on any current map. It's thanks to a friend from L'Ainsa
who kindly accompanied us, that we can add the mill to our catalog.
(1) Overview of the site looking
towards barranco away from
(2) Looking from drain towards Escuaín
The only thing that stood
the tooth of time is the base of the construction, the arch of the
cárcavo protruding into the barranco. You wouldn't recognize it
from above were it not because of the mill stones. If you look carefully you'll
also find the layout of some old walls and traces of the channel feeding the mill.
ne of the mill stones
features the same ridge pattern we've seen in many other mills like
Aso de Sobremonte
The cárcavo is rather spacious and was carefully built
taking advantage of the natural boulders already in place.