2 Walks for February 2017

Hola to my fellow walkers…

Ref # 510 The Almond Blossom Walk

The first walk in February is next Friday the 10th, starting and finishing in Barbarroja and it is an easy walk.  A circular walk starting on metalled roads out of the village and moving onto unmade tracks amongst the almond fields. Two very short interludes on roads and descending into a dry barranco for the second half of the walk. Emerging into almond fields again, with a short walk through a 1.8m concrete pipe (I am 1.82m tall, so I need to duck!) the alternative to the pipe is a short scramble out of one field and into the next. Returning through almond fields and a road to Barbaroja.

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Ref # 511 La Vella Walk

HWGLaVellaSignThe second walk will be on Feb’ 24th starting and finishing at the Hondón de las Nieves Picnic Area and this will be a moderate walk. A hill walk of about 10.6 Km, beginning at the Hondón de Las Nieves picnic area and wending our way up to the summit of La Vella, the hill with the multiple radio masts at the top. There is a short level bit when we start off, but then we start climbing and by the time we reach the top we will have gained 413m; however the gain is worth the pain as there are tremendous views over the Hondón Valley on the way up and on the last leg up and at the top there are wonderful views out to sea over the lowlands. We return by a slightly different route. Although much of the route is on well graded country roads, the first part of the ascent does require good walking footwear as a considerable part of it is single track over rock.

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I will be your walk leader for both walks and if people want it I propose a meal after the second walk.  I attach details of both walks for download. (PDF format)

Philip Woolford
HV Walking Group Founder