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On the slopes of Puig Campana

By Dave Jones THIS walk from the Font del Molí in Finestrat allows the walker to view Puig Campana (1,408 metres) from a number of...

Menejador (1,352 metres)

By Dave Jones THIS route is at its best on a cold, crisp winter morning. It makes use of two waymarked short distance footpaths in...

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...

Camprodon

By Dave Jones THE HISTORIC town of Camprodon in the Pyrenees of Cataluña is a wonderful base for a short walking holiday. Lying at the...

Hecho Valley

By Dave Jones THE HECHO Valley in the Pyrenees, to the west of the historic city of Jaca, is a verdant area which is well...

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...

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...

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...

Around Aneto

Day 2 part 1 The second leg of the walk is a dawn to dusk affair. It’s a brutally tough day’s walking – but also...

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...

Around Aneto – the practicalities

By Dave Jones THE THREE-day walk described over previous weeks took the protagonist into the glacial heart of the Pyrenees. The route circled the highest peaks...

Sierra de Mariola

THIS route follows the PR-CV 56 waymarked footpath into the Sierra de Mariola. It’s a pleasant round walk on country lanes, with the higher...

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