Category Archives: Near La Herradura

La Herradura: Bee Eater walk

The photo above is the top of the walk at Peñon de los Castillejos.  It requires a little rock scrambling to get up the the highest point but the view is worth it. Apparently there are bee eaters in May on this route. Lee said something about part of this walk being cut off???? Ask Lee. People who are less fit can leave out the final bit.

COPY AND PASTE TEXT FOR LEADERS:
//START COPY AND PASTE

DATE:
TOTAL LENGTH: 14.5 km, approx.
TOTAL TIME: 4+ hours excluding stops
TOTAL CLIMB: 684m
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 930m
CATEGORY: Moderate to low difficult – good level of fitness needed, but the route is straightforward.

WHERE: In the mountains just inland of La Herradura

NOTES: A largely straightforward walk, mainly on 4×4 tracks.
Some steepish ascents and descents, but none last longer than about ten minutes – and most are shorter than that.
There is a great lunch stop, with superb views, on top of a rocky outcrop called Peñon de los Castillejos that requires a very short section of easy scrambling.

MEETING POINT: The Hostel on the N-340 La Herradura
http://granadamap.com/puntos/hostal_herra

MEET TIME: 09:45 – we then have a 10-minute drive to the start of the walk.

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

//END COPY AND PASTE

The car meeting point for this walk is here:
Hostal meeting point

Total distance: 13545 m
Max elevation: 937 m
Min elevation: 329 m
Total climbing: 756 m
Total descent: -750 m
Total time: 04:22:45
Download file: bee-eater-lollypop-including-penon-de-los-castillejos.gpx