Our second walk this year was the Ruta Fuente Gorda and part of the Ruta El Lavedero around the pretty village of Comares, the highest village in the Axarquia.
The name originates from the Arabic “Hins Comarix” meaning Castle on High and we soon discovered why.
Ten walkers and three dogs drove up to the pueblo, 735 metres above sea level on a cold but sunny day.
We set off from the Puerta de Agua and had a pleasant stroll with magnificent views below the village following a good track and stopped for coffee before some of us continued down a steep slope to a viewing point from where we could see across to the Sierras de Tejeda and Almijara and all the way to the coast.
After a good climb back we stopped for lunch in the lovely courtyard of the El Molino de Los Abuelos Hotel/Restaurante, the site of an old olive oil pressing plant where we enjoyed an excellent lunch.
There will be no walk in December as we are away so the next walk will be in January.
See calendar for further details nearer the time.
Maggie and Gerry Silwood