Two At Large in Spain 2006-7

January 1st

Our first walk of 2007


This was a pretty easy walk with which to start the year. It began just as we left Cómpeta on the Torrox road (it's signposted) zig-zagging upwards through uninspiring suburban villas until we reached the edge of the Parc Natural. From now on we followed forest tracks. But although it was not hugely challenging, most people chose to drive up to a viewpoint about a third of the way along the route, jumping energetically out of their cars to take quick photographs of the view before rapidly heading back the way they came.

The views were certainly splendid, though misty in the distance. We plodded along the track almost to the closed hotel at Las Minas, from which loud English voices drifted. A short sharp climb took us back to the track we'd followed early in the walk to Puerto Blainquilla, and from there it was a gentle downhill back to Cómpeta.

Lenore near Las Minas