Somewhere South of Granada


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There's something uniquely satisfying about reading the weather right. 10 minutes after finishing the walk today in the Monachil Gorge the heavens opened. Really good to be back enjoying Los Cahorros, 15 years since I was last there. Thanks to the Nomads for the good company and jovial banter. Good session afterwards in the bar too!

Bridge in the gorge

One of the bridges in the gorge

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Don't usually abandon a walk but it was so cold and wet in the Cumbres Verdes mountains near Granada we bailed out. Made up for it with the best fish and chips in Andalucía at La Terraza in Lanjarón

Wet Walk

Fish and Chips

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Brilliant day today. Just another beautiful day here in Granada. A 15km hike with 1200m ascent to a fine summit. Best stats for me since heart attack 2 years ago so I'm buzzing. There's life in the old dog yet!

This is a superb mountain day out to one of the finest summits in the Sierra Nevada region. Thoroughly recommended if you are in the Granada region as a day hike.

The very name strikes fear into the heart of every mountain adventurer. Well it does until they realise that Corazon de la Sandia actually means “Heart of the Watermelon” in spanish. Somewhat deflates the whole thing eh? But fear not, this is a proper mountain. It's situated in the Cumbres Verdes range west of the Sierra Nevada and is a fine mountain with a sting in the tale when you arrive near it's lofty, rugged summit.

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Our route:

  • Distance: 15km
  • Ascent: 1174m
  • Hours: 7 hours

Corazon de la Sandia

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