I am writing this month’s submission cosy in our motorhome down in Isla Plana listening to the rain pitter pattering on the roof. Yesterday we were cycling in shorts!
Happy New Year to you all and if getting out and about in Murcia was your New Year’s Resolution, email us on email@example.com and we will send you details of our walks.
What an amazing few weeks we have had since the last time I wrote an article; a grand total of nine walks; four of them SWARM (our shorter and easier walks) and five WARM, led by twelve of our voluntary leaders. We had two new leaders this month, Rob and Elena, who took us to a new part of Murcia as we tackled King Kong.
First a bit about this walk; it starts not too far from Garruchal and if you follow the description to the start it’s easy. If you don’t, you either find yourself locked in a field, or on a farm track asking very surprised olive pickers for directions! Be patient and wait until you see the ugly bins, then turn. We set off a bit late due to people getting lost and it was a very breezy day. The first bit is a steep climb (in fact ‘undulating’ was used on several occasions to mask yet another steep climb!). The views at the top were an incredible 360 degree panorama of Murcia and if you add to that the ‘King Kong’ geographical features, it was a fabulous walk. Well done to Rob and Elena.
It has been a full-on programme and we have been from the coast in Calblanque, via El Berro in Sierra Espuña to the Caves of Zaen. We have SWARMed around Bullas, Casas Nuevas, La Bermeja and Cehegin – a teaser for later in the season and a ‘try out’ of a new route at Mount Arabi near Yecla.
I was absolutely spoiled for choice with photographs for this edition. In fact it made me think it would make a cracking calendar – maybe next year! I thought I would let the pictures do the talking and just share our forthcoming walks.
- 7th San Pedro del Pinatar
- 14th Cehegin
- 21st Moratalla
- 28th Los Granidicos
- 11th Moratalla
- 4th Ricote
- 11th Casas Nuevas
- 18th Barranco de Hondares
- 25th Cehegin
- 15th Bullas