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Deaths in the mountains

SPAIN is the second most mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland. It is home to some stupendously beautiful mountain ranges that beg to be explored...

Cataluña’s lakes – part 4

HAVING completed the 4.4km from Cavallers reservoir to the stepping stones just short of the Ventosa i Calvell mountain refuge, there are several options...

Cataluña’s lakes – part 3

SETTING out from Cavallers reservoir at a height of 1,750 metres, the walker has a well-trodden route to follow to the mountain refuge named...

Cataluña’s lakes

WATER, water everywhere….. which comes from the melting snow. A walk in the Aigüestortes national park in the Pyrenees of Cataluña means never having to...

Cova Tallada and Torre del Cerro

By Ralph Phipps, Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers NOW that the weather is warmer it’s time to contemplate some easier – but still adventurous - walks....

Nerpio – part 2

ONE of the most popular walks from Nerpio – the Ruta del Zarzalar – leaves from the town centre to take in the ravine...

Nerpio – part 1

By Dave Jones NERPIO is very much a border town. It stands in Albacete province, just over the border from Murcia – but also very...

Return to the Tena

By Dave Jones THE HUGE snowfall at the weekend in the Pyrenees was something to behold. Waking up on Sunday (April 1) with nearly half...

Puig Campana ascent

By Dave Jones PUIG Campana (1,408 metres) is the volcano-like mountain which stands behind Benidorm in the municipality of Finestrat. Its formidable aspect makes the...

La Serreta – Iberian village

By Dave Jones AROUND 2,500 years ago La Serreta mountain near Alcoy was the site of an Iberian settlement. Anyone who has walked up to...

The Vall de Gallinera

By Ralph Phipps THIS valley, almost due east of Denia on the Costa Blanca coast, makes its first appearance as you pass Pego to the...

Confrides snow walks

CONFRIDES village in the Guadalest Valley is a great start point for snow walks. There are a number of options available, ranging from a short...

Between two windmills

By Dave Jones THIS route could be called a short walk in San Pedro del Pinatar regional park – for that is what it is....

Guardamar water walk

By Dave Jones THIS route offers an interesting look at the history of Guardamar del Segura – and gives the walker an insight into the...

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