Giant Oak at Coy
Giant Oak at Coy

Hello, my name is Norma and welcome to my very first regular article, after my guest spot earlier this year.  As the new secretary of WARM it has been an interesting few weeks as I learn the ropes about what goes on.  Jessica, our President, is continuing in that role, but I must say a huge thank you to her as she has been a regular contributor to this magazine for years.  A big pair of walking boots to fill! 

NW Murcia from above Caravaca
NW Murcia from above Caravaca

We are a very friendly, relaxed walking group from at least ten different nations.  Most of our members just enjoy the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and meet people who share that interest.  Each walk has a different leader and they are all volunteers.  People love to share places they have walked.  It leads to a huge variety of walks, of different lengths, in different places and of different degrees of ease or difficulty.  We also learn about this beautiful province of Murcia, its history, culture, its bird and wildlife. 

Just a reminder

Last year we produced a book, Walking in the Region of Murcia, with 15 of our previous routes. It is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and it is available at a number of outlets across Murcia for €12 and for members who have paid their insurance at a reduced rate on walk days.

What have we been up to since the last edition?

We have had three different and stunning walks.

In October we had two walks; the first from Carla and Doewe who led us as we walked near Caravaca – a steady one hour uphill, but it was worth it for the stunning views of the fabulous NW Murcia landscape.

For our second October walk we were in Coy for a fascinating walk led by Juan and Juana Maria.  It had something for everyone; fabulous scenery, an ancient oak, the beach and the hermita followed by a fabulous traditional meal in the village restaurant Los Gemelos.  

Uphill near Caravaca
Uphill near Caravaca

November is a busy month with a walk each Saturday, but as I write this only one has been completed. Bob and Bridget led the group in the Campo de San Juan and included a visit to the fabulous Caves of Zaén.  The weather was a bit temperamental with rain showers, but as the pictures show it did not deter people.

December 

  • Saturday 7th Sierra de Ricote
  • Saturday 14th Castellar (with a Christmas theme)

January

  • Saturday 4th – to be arranged
  • Thursday 16th – Los Bebedores
  • Saturday 25th – North Cagitan
Walking in the rain Zaen
Walking in the rain Zaen

Finally hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020. Keep walking!!

We send details of the next walk to our WARM mailing list, normally about a fortnight ahead. If you are interested in joining us on a walk and want to be on our mailing list then contact Norma on Warm2005@gmail.com (indicate your nearest town).

The majority of outings will be in Northwest Murcia (approximately 1½ hours’ drive from the coast).