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Pico del Obispo (2,014m)

THE PICO del Obispo (the Bishop's Peak), at a strapping 2,014 metres, is Murcia's highest mountain. Standing in the west of the region, near...

Aitana

By Dave Jones THIS walk is the shortest of the routes up Aitana, Alicante’s highest mountain at 1,558 metres. Starting from the Font de L’Arbre...

Around Puig Campana

THIS walk offers a complete circuit around Puig Campana (1,410 metres) – the volcano-like mountain behind Benidorm. The PR-CV 289 footpath allows the walker to...

Two ravine walk

By Dave Jones THIS route takes in two wonderful ravines in the municipality of Castell de Castells. The walker is rewarded with some spectacular views of...

Summer walks part 3

Panticosa to Bujaruelo Day 1 (part 2) THE GLACIAL lake - ‘Ibón de Catieras’ – is lovely place for a spot of lunch at 2,267...

Ombria d’Alfaro

THE SUMMIT of the Ombria d’Alfaro offers wonderful views over large swathes of the mountainous north of Alicante province. The striking Serrella ridge, the...

Summer walks

IT'S that time of year again. The heat has descended. Mad dogs and Englishmen are the only ones venturing out in the midday sun, etc....

Summer walks part 2

Panticosa to Bujaruelo Day 1 (part 1) MAKE no mistake, this is a gruelling two-day walk. You will need to start early (before 07.00) and...

Benasque – part 1

By Dave Jones THIS week we revisit Benasque – one of the prime locations in the Pyrenees for a spot of winter walking. For those...

Summer walks part 4

Bujaruelo back to Panticosa – Day 2 WAKING up in San Nicolas de Bujaruelo is an experience you will never forget. Even in high summer,...

Pyrenees paradise – Part 2

THOSE who read last week’s walk may be glad to know that this week’s offering is easier on the legs. The basic route up...

Summer walks – part 5

THE TWO-day walk from Panticosa to San Nicolas de Bujaruelo will take some organising. Those who are going up to either of these wonderful...

Pyrenees paradise – Part 1

If you like your lakes (glacial, of course), then this is the place for you. The ‘ibónes’, as they are called in Aragón region, are...

Benasque

By Dave Jones The Plann d’Aiguallut is the most wonderful place I have seen on earth. I’ll tell you why. The walk up starts from the...

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