It has been suggested that we might lead a Monday Club walk to
The first part is a very easy stroll through the orange groves along the dry(ish) river bed towards Murla. The heights ahead is Cavall Verde (Green Horse) not
There was more water in the river than usual, but it did not stop us walking along the river bed to Murla. We had to cross the water in two places, but it was not difficult.
The weather forecast had been particularly good, with a clear sunny day. For once it was wrong. When we started it was cold enough to require a jacket, though it soon heated up and the jackets were removed. But we had cloud all day, and when they covered the sun it could be quite cool. Good for walking mind.
There are two paths up to
Once the initial climb is done, there is a long walk along the crest over large slabs of rock. Not very difficult going, and providing excellent views back to Parcent and ahead to the castle itself.
And so to the castle itself. Jan climbed to the top whilst I fiddled with the camera to achieve this “stitched” wide angle view. One of my better efforts.
And from the same spot an example of the close up function. It is clear from Jan’s expression that she has had to wait longer than she wanted for me to finish the photography.
Jan wanted at least one photo of me. Her photographs are getting much better, there was a time when as often as not part of my head would be missing.
We used the easier route to descend from the castle. It is not as well marked as the official one, but is obviously well used if this cairn is anything to go by.