Walking with Guests – 11th February 2012

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It’s a full house this week with 11 guests – including Max and Alistair (13yrs and 17yrs) who are our youngest walkers to date!

Their enthusiasm for the mountains was great to experience and it was a pleasure to guide them and the rest of the delightful group through the many tracks we wandered during the week

First day we visited the El Somo Circuit – I managed to drop my camera so unfortunately the images have a blur in the centre.









Group picture in front of the Aixorta








Working our way down the valley towards Bolulla









Looking back at the Aixorta









We continue along the track







Stopping for lunch under the ruins of Bolulla Castle









After lunch we continue the circuit and walk a 4km extension to take in the magnificent arches formed by wind erosion









Day 2 we set sail for the Caballo Verde – we start the walk from Benimurrell








After a quick water stop and photo op it’s on to the ridge








We continue to gain height as we go









The walk is about 15k and takes in a good 850m of ascent – it finishes with the 2000 steps








Charlie has found a friend in Alistair









The next day we walk straight from Carrascal – it’s the Coll de Rates









We ascend in two sections










It’s Max’s turn to make friends with the dogs – this time it’s Ellie that’s taken a shine!






We reach the finca and stop for a break looking back at great views of the Montgo








Then it’s lunch at the viewpoint with great views of Parcent – time then to weave down the Mozarabic Trail back to the village











Thursday sees our Merry Band head for the coast -Max is keen to do some “rock-hopping”











We work our way into the barranco









Then follow the river bank for about 2 k









Before reaching the sea









The “Worthy’s” offer a photo op











Then it’s up and on to the under-cliff









We walk a further couple of kilometres along the track before returning to the start point – it has been another amazing day with the weather again being perfect with highs of 20c









We transfer to the wonderful coastal town of Moraira









With it’s chic promenade








And wonderul beach









The final day takes in the Bernia Range










After a tough “pull”









We catch our breath and admire the view








It’s then onward through the tunnel and out the cavern the other side









We are met by a friendly Robin









And an even friendlier group of Alpine Accentors









We set off along the far side of the mountain









Crossing slopes of scree








We lunch at the ruins of the old fort built in the 1500’s









Before returning to our start point via Echo Valley

It has been a great week with a really nice set of guests.


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