Cowboy Country!

Cowboy Country!La Comarca Vaqueira - literally 'Cowboy Country' the region inland from Cudillero and Luarca is named after the cowherds who, until recent times would move the cattle seasonally up and down these valleys. Shunned by the locals the cowboys were thought to be of a different ethnic origin, though it is more likely that they just had different clothing and dialect. During the herding they would live with the cattle or in stone 'Braņas' which are still to be seen throughout the region.