Since the last walk on 15th January, we have had some ups and down, literally, in our season. Sadly, the walk on 22nd January was cancelled due to the cold snap, although given the weather now in early February it is hard to remember that cold week. That still leaves me plenty of walks to describe, in fact too many when the word limit is only 500, although of course we totally appreciate the space Costa Calida Chronicle allow us to tell you all about ourselves!! The SWARM walkers have fitted in 2 walks and WARM three and I could fill the whole magazine with photos so that hasn’t been easy either.

Dramatic geology
Dramatic geology

The prize for the most challenging goes to Patricio and Daishin for their walk in Cehegin.  “A testing little walk that seemed to be climbing and descending on very difficult terrain, gave us all a very good workout and the views were spectacular.”

Angela and Les’s walk in the Campo de Ricote started on an icy day but as often is the case ended with beautiful blue skies. 

Calasparra Group
Calasparra Group

Rick and David stretched our legs nearly 13k in Calasparra starting at the beautiful Embalse de Argos, a big group of 36 turned out to enjoy the delights of setting out from the water. 

The two SWARM walks in this period both finished with a meal in a restaurant. Trisha and Mel started their walk in Niño de Mula and we walked along the Via Verde to the station at La luz. It was a bit of a long walk for some as the details said 6km however that was only one way! Someone asked about the railway, and it would seem to have been doomed.

“Although work finished in 1931, it was not until two years later when the line was opened. From the outset business was less than brisk, and it became ruinous when competition from road transport began to make ever greater inroads. In 1964 the line’s steam locomotives were phased out and faster, more economical railcars were introduced. But this failed to improve the situation of a railway that was dying on its feet. So, on April 15, 1971, all services between Alguazas and Caravaca were axed and shortly afterwards the rails and the sleepers were torn up.”

Karina took us to a new area in Garruchal on the way to San Javier, it was her first time leading for our group. Once we gained some height we could see the sea in the distance, it was a 7.6k linear walk and the sky was two completely different hues. Light blue with some fog over the Mar Menor but deepest blue over the hills. Apparently, the food was delicious at lunchtime, I only walked so am relying on the comments of others.


  • Saturday 5th San Pedro del Pinatar
  • Wednesday 9th Corvera (SWARM)
  • Saturday 19th Cehegin
  • Saturday 26th Los Bebedores


  • Saturday 2nd Caravaca
  • Wednesday 6th Calasparra (SWARM)
  • Saturday 9th Gebas
  • Wednesday 13th Cenajo (SWARM)
  • Wednesday 20th Bullas (SWARM)
  • Saturday 23rd Moratalla

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