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Lockdown – fines and fracas

Although the vast majority of residents are adhering to the state of emergency lockdown, people have been caught surfing, swimming and jogging by the...

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...

Elche reservoir route

This attractive route runs from Elche city centre, following the Vinalopó River as far as Elche reservoir. It’s a waymarked walk (white/yellow markings) and there...

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....

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...

Back to the lakes – part 3

THIS route would definitely be in my top 10 all-time favourite walks. It is an absolute delight from start to finish. After completing the...

Mediodía ridge

THE LONG raking Mediodía ridge divides the Vall de Laguart from the Vall d’Ebo and at its north-eastern end from Pego. It is one of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Panticosa round walk – day 1 (part 1)

The route from Panticosa to Formigal via the Tebarray pass (2,771 metres) is a beast of a walk in anyone’s book. It measures some...

Snow walking

By Dave Jones WALKERS are often looking for new challenges and ways to indulge their passion for the mountains. And, as winter approaches, snow walking...

Back to the lakes – part 4

THIS is a tough all-day walk – one which takes the protagonist to a point that offers stupendous views over large swathes of the...

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