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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Granja round walk

By Dave Jones THIS Vega Baja walk follows the PR-CV 447 waymarked route. It is well-signposted on most sections, taking in the villages of Granja de...

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...

The giant’s cauldron

THE TIRED travel mag expression 'hidden gem' is not one that I've tried to spring on readers before. But this walk had me giving...

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