Saturday, 12 March 2011

Granadella - CBMW - 5th March

After the usual 10.00 start 38 of us set off across Cumbre del Sol high heathland on a bright sunny morning. After a brief water stop at the Mirador (Viewpoint) our CBMW leader Bill Burford took us down then up and along the ridge.

The ridge is not as precipitous as it looks and has wonderful views along the coast.

Having accomplished the ridge Rosemary descends to the Fort for our banana stop

The Fort is in a ruinous state but we must not complain because the damage was done by the Royal Navy!

At this point there is a short drop with a chain to assist walkers and we relax for a few minutes while our leader checks that everyone has caught up. Granadella beach is visible to the right but is actually is a long walking distance away!!

On the next part the zig zag path means we can look back to Alan sweeping the tail end of the group.

The path goes up steeply with a hand rail (really intended for casual tourists!!) -

- but even welcomed by our seasoned mountain walkers. Then on to another viewpoint.

Lunch was on Granadella beach (note Bob's relaxed position) and then back uphill by a more gentle path to the start point.  This walk is very local to Moraira for Rosemary & myself and we often walk it by ourselves if we get bored or restless and with our Monday (walking) Club too - but it takes much longer with 38 walkers!!

Do not forget that it is easy to follow the walks of the Monday Club on Jan & Paul's Blog: -

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