Somewhere South of Granada

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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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The peak of Silleta de Padul may only have a moderate altitude of 1534m but it does give superb views in all directions and is well worth the effort involved in reaching it's summit. I had only previously climbed the Silleta de Padul from the north, so thought it was about time I had a go from the south.

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A beautiful winter walk in the Sierra de Contraviesa starting and ending at the Haza del Lino and taking in Cerro Salchicha 1545m. Superb views across to the snow clad peaks of the Sierra Nevada. And of course, colourful Almond Blossom all over the place!

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Short video (<1min) showing a walk above the Alpujarra town of Lanjarón following the line of the gushing waters of the Mezquerina Acequia. No need for music, just the beautiful sound of the running water!

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