LA RATA – LA POBLA DE CLARAMUNT – VILANOVA DEL CAMÍ
This route can either be a circular walking route, or else you can do the outward leg on foot and get the train back to Capellades. We start this route in Capellades, pass the Molins de la Costa, discover the paper-making past of La Pobla de Claramunt and follow the River Anoia upstream to see two mills that are close to Vilanova del Camí.
MOLÍ DE LA BOIXERA
Located on the left bank of the River Anoia, the Boixera Mill manufactured both white and brown paper until the end of the 19th century. During the 20th century it operated as a flour mill and sawmill.
MOLÍ DE RIGAT
This mill’s waterwheel was moved by the waters of the River Anoia, but it also made use of the current from one of its tributaries, the Castellolí stream. It produced white paper until the end of the 19th century. In 1923, Romulus Gabarró bought the mill and its water rights in order to supply drinking water to Igualada and Vilanova del Camí.