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U3A COSTA DEL SOL
Walks are fortnightly, weather permitting, from October to May:
Group Leader: Bob Hudson: 699 038 042
Distance: 5Km Linear
Duration: 2Hrs, One hour each way
Elevation Change: +/- 150m
Meeting Point: Venta Los Condes, 10:30, Depart 11:00
From the BP petrol station in Mijas take the A387 sign posted Coin/Alhaurin Pass Km 7 and the S bend, and the Venta is on you right, opposite the bus stop and recycling bins. (Just before road sign on your left Camino de Valtocado).
An 8 minute drive.
Requirements: 1 walking pole advisable, snack and a drink for the stop off point
Details: We'll depart from Venta Los Condes. Take the track by the two pillars with a slight incline for 10 minutes.
Then off the beaten track until we arrive at the start of the Mijas orange trail (Pico Mijas, which is on your left).
Take the track straight ahead. This track has ups and downs, Stony, not too difficult, there are some large rocks which you take like steps.
We then arrive at the junction Fuente de la Adelfa and Ruta de la Cruz de la Mission, which is the part of the route we are doing. Keep going straight ahead.
We have some uphill and downhill gradients for 20/25 minutes until we arrive at La Caldera - The Lime Kiln.
From here we go up 6/8 minutes until we arrive at the picnic spot, with views across the Mediterranean, also overlooking the Mijas cemetery (The plan is to get there alive and leave there alive!)
We'll return the same way we came, back to Venta Los Condes for some well earned refreshments. Tapas and a drink 1.50!
a few Guidelines regarding the Hill Walks.
Appropriate footwear must be worn (i.e walking boots/shoes/trainers). Apart from the risk to the walker someone with inappropriate footwear may delay the group as a whole.
Dogs are permitted on the walks but must be on a lead and muzzled at all times.
|Photo from Peter Cadman from our walk in Coin (April 13th) here|
|Two photos from James Wright from our walk in Istan (October 30th) On the Walk, Welcome Refreshments|
Here are some examples of places we visit: