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andalusia hills

andalusia hills


Postby Fairweather Softie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:28 pm

Hi All,

Just back from a break in Benalmadena and spent a couple of days trying to find my way onto the hill above the resort, Calamorro. Quick check of internet found the trails looks like they are way marked by R1 and R2 posts so once you get on the hill it looks like its pretty good walking on half decent paths.

Has anyone got any recommendations of other hills in the area. This time around it was a bit too hot for me to be trying it, I sweat bad enough here on a winters day but want to try and get over again in January.

I was in Coin for a day and off to the west there looked like good hills, not looked yet to see names.

Regards

John
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Re: andalusia hills

Postby jmarkb » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:59 pm

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Re: andalusia hills

Postby Fairweather Softie » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks jmarkb, think the hills I saw are Sierra de las Nieves. But had a look at links and it seems walking on national park land is encouraged. Just was a bit worried about wandering onto someone's land and not being able to explain my intentions. :D
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Re: andalusia hills

Postby weedavie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:08 pm

The Sierra de las Nieves has some good walking and I've posted one description. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=63594 . This refers to Editorial Penibetica, the Sierra de las Nieves map and handbook, the English edition of which is a good introduction.

Access generally has got a little worse over the years. The Sierra de Grazalema has a few routes that farmers have blocked. It's also got a few routes in the Park that are excellent but by permit only. They weren't giving permits out this summer because of fire risk but that shouldn't be a problem in January. Mind you Torrecilla could be under snow.
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