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Riu Nou natural spot

The existence of l’Alcúdia de Crespins cannot be explained without the source of the Riu dels Sants (Sants river), more commonly known as the Riu Nou (Nou river). It rises very close to the municipality, passes through Canals and flows into the Cànyoles river. Two centuries ago, the famous botanist Antoni J. Cavanilles said that it was the most abundant source in the kingdom. The Nou river draws its flow from the Massís del Caroig and provides water by means of five irrigation channels for agricultural irrigation, to supply the many public and private washing places that existed, as well as for domestic use in many towns along la Costera.

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Along its course we can find black poplars, reedbeds, bushes, oleanders, elms, holm oaks, pines and aromatic herbs such as rosemary and pebrella. Among the fauna we can find shiners, carp, bats, hares, hawks, eagles and kestrels. This natural spot, which stretches from its source in the northwest of l’Alcúdia to its entrance in Canals, has walking areas around the river, as well as a space for preparing paellas and barbecues, a children’s play area and a small kiosk for eating outdoors.