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HILL WALKING IN SPAIN

Welcome to my guide to hill walking in Spain. It covers:

* Southern Spain -

* Sierra Almijara and Tejeda (inland from Nerja);

* Cazorla.

* Central Spain - Sierra Guadarrama, to the north of Madrid.

* Northern Spain -

* Picos de Europa;

* Somiedo;

* Ordesa area of the Pyrenees (and over the border into France)

This guide is for hill walkers and scramblers, but not for rock climbers.

In the near future the site will be extended to include other areas such as the natural parks of Seville and Cordoba, the Sierra Sub-betica and the Alpujarras.

My walk descriptions include detailed instructions, gradings, sketch maps and in most cases GPS tracks.

The walks are graded according to difficulty. Some but by no means all involve some exposure, requiring a reasonable head for heights. When this applies, it is made clear in the walk description.

LATEST NEWS: Early in 2018 I will be publishing my new guide book to the Picos -"SPANISH TRAILS - a guide to walking the Picos de Europa". For further information get in touch via the "Contact"page.

HOW DOES THIS WEBSITE WORK?

Clicking through the site you will find detailed information about each area. There are links to two or three great walks for each area, which you can have free of charge.

On request I can send you by email a full portfolio of walks for each area, with sketch maps, grid references and, for most of them, GPS tracks. I make a small charge for each area as a contribution to my costs.

The sketch maps are in my own hand. Generally speaking, Spanish mapping does not compare to British Ordnance Survey maps. My sketch maps provide just what you need, and are ideally used alongside the best topographical maps. For each area I give references to the published maps available.

ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT

On request and free of charge I will provide information about good hotel, hostal and refuge accommodation in all the areas covered by this website, along with information about public transport and car hire.

FOR A SKETCH MAP SHOWING THE AREAS COVERED BY THIS GUIDE CLICK HERE

DISCLAIMER - The walk descriptions and maps are as accurate as I can make them, but things change and I can not guarantee that everything is always bang up to date or 100% correct. You must take all the normal precautions, wearing adequate clothing, carrying waterproofs, mobile phone and so on, just as you would when hill walking in the UK. You also need protection from the sun. And let somebody know where you are going when you set out. All users of this information use it entirely at their own risk.

 



 

Top - The track in Valle del Lago, Somiedo

Centre - Circuiting the Lago del Valle, Somiedo

Below - Sierra Almijara, Andalucia

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