Another spring hol in Spain 1

Managed to get home from a lovely week’s break in Spain despite the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. My second stay at Casa Granadina was at least as fabulous as the first last October. Rosie, true to her word scoped out some great new walks. The weather was warm and sunny but mostly not too hot which was great.

For the first walk we headed out to Alfarnate. Spectacular mountain views and fields were a riot of colour with wild flowers – I especially loved the poppies.


Other walks took us through the pine forests of Montes de Málaga…

Montes de Málaga

The old railway track out of Guaro taking in the Sulphur spring en route, great views of Lake Vinuela, unusually full after a long wet winter

Lake Vinuela

Back to the spectacular El Torcal (no ibex this time but lots of schoolchildren)…

For our final walk we set out from Casa Granadina under more sunny blue skies and took in the surrounding countryside. Excellent views of the Sierra de la Tejeda en route with Mount Maroma looming in the distance and views of the hilltop town of Comares at various points.

More pics from the walks in Casa Granadina May 10 album.

As well as leading us out on these fantastic walks, Rosie cooked up some fabulous 3 course meals most evenings including the best chocolate cake – check out the Casa Granadina blog for the recipe.

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