Somewhere South of Granada

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A nice 12km walk on a cloudy day through the lush forests along the Cañada del Sereno in the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huetor.

Not the most inspirational of walks given the overcast conditions and general lack of photographic opportunities, but interesting nevertheless. Of special interest were the autumnal colours and variety of trees. Not only pines but many varieties including the rare Maple and Weeping Willow around the Fuente de Teja.

The highlight on a dry day would be to try to ascend the spire of El Pulpito but in the dampish conditions the limestone rock was slippy and we didn't fancy the challenge. Another day perhaps?

Looking out over the extensive pine forests

Looking out over the extensive pine forests
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Last Tuesday the Nomads walking group headed to the Sierra de Huetor just north of Granada. There was a peak there that I had seen many times from the A92 motorway during my years in Spain. It is called the Penon de la Cruz. I never climbed it before because, quite frankly, it looked a bit uninteresting and boring. How wrong was I?

Reaching the summit, Sierra Nevada beyond

Reaching the summit, the Sierra Nevada beyond
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A scrambling day on the fantastic Penon de la Mata today. The usual great views, warm rock and even warmer company. This is one of my favourite scrambling destinations and so close to the city of Granada.

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Walk on the Majalijar ridge in the relatively unknown Sierra de Huetor just 20 mins from Granada city.

The partly cloudy conditions yesterday enhanced the atmosphere as we gazed south to the north faces of peaks of the Sierra Nevada, that almost seemed to loom out of the haze.

Good ridge walk of about 5 hours duration. Circular.

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Views south to the Sierra Nevada

Approaching Majalijar

Route map – click to expand

Route map