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Walking into France

By Dave Jones IT’S a rather an exciting notion, walking from one country to another over a mountainous border to visit the neighbouring nation. Living...

Catral’s nature area

By Dave Jones THIS is short route which runs from Catral village to the nature area (Aula de Naturaleza) on the edge of El Hondo...

San Felipe Neri

THIS route allows the walker to see the rich farmland of the Vega Baja in all its glory, along with the irrigation systems which...

El Hondo walk

THIS walk is all about the birds. And they are everywhere at the moment. The route runs along La Raja lagoon in the municipality of...

Benasque – part 2

THE BASIC route outlined here, below the famous peaks of the Maladeta Massif, is one of the most popular in the Pyrenees. Best avoided...

Back to Benasque

By Dave Jones It’s a long way to Benasque – but it’s worth the effort. With copious winter snowfalls – and more in the spring...

Aitana ravine route

THIS route up Aitana is the most direct that I have found, taking in one of the most spectacular features of this wonderful massif...

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...

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...

Aitana snow ascent

By Dave Jones Dozens of people decided to try to reach the summit of Alicante’s highest mountain, Aitana (1,558 metres) on Saturday. The main draw was...

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...

Winter walks – part 2

THE TENA Valley is the closest high-mountain area of the Pyrenees to the Costa Blanca. It offers almost limitless possibilities for hiking, with short...

Winter walks

THE WINTER is here, with the shortest day of the year on Wednesday heralding the start of the season. In line with recent trends,...

Benejúzar bound

By Dave Jones THIS route follows the left bank of the River Segura from Benijófar to Benejúzar. As such, it’s a celebration of all things...

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