Mills in Alto Aragón — harinero
is probably most easily reached from L'Ainsa
. Take the main road to Campo
and in Arro
turn left where both Los Molinos
and the Monasterio de San Victorián
are signposted. Take care because
it's a narrow road with many bends. When you reach the first houses of the village, look out for
the information panel at the start of the path leading to the mill which is only a short walk away.
Pictures: 2.XI.2011, 13.IV.2014
(10) The mill in the Barranco o Trucho — 2014
(11) Embalse — 20.VIII.2013
hen we first visited this mill in 2011
the embalse (11) was hidden below trees and shrubs and it was almost impossible
to appreciate its size and boundaries. The situation changed dramatically because
of the restoration. Like most mill ponds in the region (see Samper
) this one is built large
and contained between solid stone walls.
The cárcavo opens with a rather low arch which is slightly pointed.
The mouth in earlier times may have been much more open: the south facing wall shows traces of a much bigger
The cárcavo, though not very wide, offers just enough
space for two wheels (12). The one moving the older stones was gone and only a fraction of the axle
was idly hanging from the roof.
The remaining wheel was made from wood strengthened with an
iron belt and fitted to a very nice wooden axle (arbol). What could be saved is now on show next to the
mill stones inside. The replacement leaves much to desire.
(12) Cárcavo with wooden wheel and room for one more — 2011
(13) The replacement wheel and botana are not very convincing — 2014