Embalse de Cenajo
(Embalse de Cenajo) The Cenajo Reservoir is situated on the River Segura in the Provinces of Albacete and Murcia, in a ravine known as La Herradura. The right boundary lies within the district of Moratalla (Murcia) and the left belongs to Hellin (Albacete).The Dam was constructed between 1947 and finished in 1960.
We went to the Dam, for a picnic and walk. Near the base of the Dam, there is a hotel (Hotel Cenajo) with a restaurant, but I did not go there and cannot comment on the establishment.
There are signposted walks all around the area, and if you like hiking, it is another area within the Murcia region of Spain, to visit for beautiful scenery and walks.
It is not the easiest of places to get to; the following are directions from different parts of the region.
Access to the dam by the left bank is from the CM-412 Almansa to Ciudad Real road, on the stretch between Hellín and Elche de la Sierra. Access by the right bank is from the MU-510 Calasparra to Moratalla road taking a road to the right 6 km after Calasparra (signposted “El Chopillo”). After 13 km the road meets the dam access road, some 4 kilometres from the dam itself. Another way of access is from the C-3314 Caravaca to Jumilla road, between Calasparra and Venta del Olivo. 2 km out of Calasparra there is a road to the left signposted “Las Minas”, which leads to the right bank dam access. [more]