The Catalan landscape has a similar look to typical Scottish rural landscapes. Catalonia has a different climate to most of Spain due to the Pyrenees. This has the effect of causing more rainfall, providing a greener landscape and colder winters than the rest of Spain. Scottish summers do not compare, but somehow the effects on the countryside draws similarities.
The Garrotxa region in the heartland of Catalonia has this walk around a volcano in Spain. There are many dormant volcanoes, but apart from the land relief, there are no volcanic tell-tales. It is so green and lush in vegetation with an interesting beech forrest that has thrived on the lava outflows and fertile soil.
This is another medieval village located 100km north of Barcelona and lies 800m up on hills in Catalonia, Spain. You can visit 12th Century churches, old buildings as well as carefully arranged fields which hint to its working life. Nowadays its charm attracts many visitors. Usually I shoot in colour, but for a change here is Rupit photographed in black and white.