#412 Patricia’s Walk, Hondón de los Frailes

Walk Ref #412 Patricia’s Walk
Date / Time: Friday, 11 March 2016 | Start Time: 10.00am
Distances: 5 Km Height gain: 225m Est’d Duration: 2 hrs
Estimated Difficulty*: Easy, but see notes below for a moderate option

RV Location: The top of Camino de la Ermita, Hondón de los Frailes, which starts from the little Ermita on the western edge of the village, or the Barbaroja end for those who don’t know which direction the sun sets in!

See map from centre of HDLF at: http://goo.gl/maps/zcuL6
(For those using Sat Navs the RV is at N: 38.254214° W: -0.932701°)

Lunch: As required in the village, nothing booked.

Walk Description: The basic walk is a relatively short and easy circular hill walk on tracks and roads with repeated short climbs and descents. However, there is an option to make it a bit more challenging, so if we have two walk leaders available on the day one will lead the people taking the easier route while Philip will lead the people taking the more adventurous route. (Decision on the day, depending on who turns up!)

The distances are about the same, but there is a fairly steep climb/scramble on the route that Philip will take. Both parties will meet at a viewing point and will continue the walk together. If the distance is a bit short for you there is also the option of starting from the village and climbing up to the start point following the map link above, this will add 2.5Km to the route if you get a lift back down or 5Km if you walk up and back so plenty of opportunities for everyone. (If you opt to walk to the start point, please allow sufficient time to get there for 10.00.)

Special Notes: None.
Equipment: Walking boots providing ankle support recommended and a stick or pole if you feel uncomfortable on loose footings.
Dogs: The easier option is suitable for well behaved dogs under owner control.

Regards, Philip