Maro: Abandoned Quarry and Stone Arch

We start at the main car park in Maro and have a short walk along the N-340. We will then turn off and make our way to an old eerie quarry where abandoned machinery/vehicles still remain.

Here the footpaths are quite stony so care needs to be taken.

We will then follow the Barranco de los Colmenarejos up and towards a natural stone arch.
Here we will take a path up and out of the barranco (this is a fair climb out) and towards a old cortijo ruin where we will have a lunch stop whilst admiring the views of the Miel Valley.
On our route back we will take a path where we can see the quarry from above.

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TOTAL LENGTH: 9.71km
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours, excluding stops
TOTAL CLIMB: 506m
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 575m
CATEGORY: Moderate

WHERE: The hills above Maro

NOTES: We will walk up to an old eerie quarry with abandoned machinery/vehicles. Here the footpaths are quite stony so care needs to be taken. We will then follow the Barranco de los Colmenarejos up and towards a natural stone arch.
There is a fair climb up and out of the barranco and towards an old cortijo ruin where we will have lunch while admiring the views of the Miel Valley.

MEETING POINT: The Maro carpark
https://granadamap.com/puntos/parking_maro

MEET TIME: 10:00

WEATHER: Almuñécar weather link:
http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/prediccion/municipios/almunecar-id18017

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The walk starts at Maro carpark:
Maro carpark

Total distance: 9713 m
Max elevation: 575 m
Min elevation: 94 m
Total climbing: 506 m
Total descent: -499 m
Total time: 05:21:42
Download file: maro-quarry-cortijo-molinero.gpx

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