Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?  One of them might have been to do a bit more exercise, or try and improve your Spanish, or visit more of the beautiful region of Murcia. The answer to all of these could be come and join us in WARM.  You will see from our programme that we are in full swing with a walk most Saturdays.

When I wrote the last article I deliberately didn’t write about our final walk of 2019.  That was for two reasons; it was too close to my deadline for getting this off to the magazine and secondly I knew it would be the only walk I could write about to fit in with the January deadline.

Steady climb
Steady climb

Our final walk was led and organised by David to the top of El Castellar.  It is challenging to get to the top, but everyone made it, although there were a few tired legs afterwards. It has become a bit of an annual event and a great way for the group to let their hair down. 

Mulled wine anyone
Mulled wine anyone

It all started off with mulled wine in the car park, thanks to Rick.  At the top David provided the cava and his delicious home-made sausage rolls and mince pies.  Bob and Bridget and Sue and Allen brought the chocolates.  Donna provided the song sheets for the carol singing and according to our President Jessica “Everybody added their piece of spice into the very happy mix of memories that we’re so lucky to be able to carry away with us.  It was a truly WARM experience.”  To cap it all Rick made a great video which you can watch on YouTube just type WARM El Castellar, Saturday 14/12/2019 into the search bar at the top.

David’s mince pies

I will not be walking again with the group until the final date in February as we are off travelling in Mexico for six weeks.  I will still be contributing to the magazine and keeping in touch with what is going on in WARM.  Our association is led by a small committee of five people and we have been active doing a range of things as well as walking. They include:-

  • Re-launching our Facebook page and we have enlisted a moderator.
  • Working on a logo for the group.
  • Developing a guide for walk leaders and a brief outline of what leading a walk is about.
  • Starting to plan the 2020 AGM 
Fossils exposed by the autumn rains
Fossils exposed by the autumn rains

If you want to join us, these are our next walks:


  • Saturday 15th Calasparra
  • Saturday 22nd San Pedro del Pinatar
  • Saturday 29th Moratalla


  • Saturday 7thMoratalla
  • Saturday 14thSierra Espuña
  • Saturday 21st Moratalla Camping

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 included, then contact Norma on Warm2005@gmail.com  Please indicate your nearest town. The majority of the outings will be in the North-West of Murcia (approximately 1½ hours’ drive from the coast).