Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Link to Jan and Paul in Spain 2022 Blog


We have started a new blog for 2022 and you can find it by clicking on the link below



We have also done a Review of the Year on video on YouTube which you can find here



Tuesday, December 28, 2021

27 December 2021 – Lliber to Senija (Reverse)

Spectacular weather for our last walk of 2021

Started off with a cool 9c, but soon climbed to 21c

Felt just like a really good summer day in the UK

We should have had 11 on this walk

But three cancellations reduced it to 8

This included Saskia on her first walk with the group

There are 40 members at present

But about one third live in the UK

And many of the rest have other commitments at Christmas and New Year

We have lost a lot of members since Covid hit in March 2021

But fortunately have built up the membership again despite the restrictions

And it’s nice to introduce new members to old favourite walks

This is a particularly good walk for new members

It is very local to most of them, but not a walk they could find on their own

It also has the advantage that they can do parts of it on their own

A familiar spot featured in most posts of this walk

And a little sad that so many familiar faces are missing

New restrictions meant we had to wear face masks in the village

The square was packed, but we managed to find a couple of tables


Time taken – 5 hours

Distance – 13 km

Total ascent – 370 metres

Temperature – 9-21c


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

20 December 2021 - Jalon to Parcent

Eleven on today’s walk

A good turnout at this time of year

It included Jan, who has not walked for six weeks

Once more most of us were wearing festive headgear


Many, like me, will be relieved it will be the last time until next Christmas  

This is the second time in a few weeks we have walked from Jalon to Parcent

But this was a different route from last time

We started off with jackets and jumpers

But it was not long before the outer layers were removed

We have had a couple of grey days with light rain

So it was particularly nice to have a sunny day today

It makes us appreciate how lucky we are to live in Sunny Spain

As always there was no shortage of chat on the walk

And Jan got to meet a couple of new members

This included Betty

And our new neighbour Lisa

We had our picnic lunch at the Parcent font

Which we had to share with a Spanish lady doing her washing

Then our last break at Alcalali ermita

Notice I had coffee, the beer belong to Tina


Time taken – 4.5 hours

Distance – 12 km

Total ascent – 80 metres

Temperature – 6-17c




Tuesday, December 14, 2021

13 December 2021 – Benimeli Aerials

 Only nine on todays walk

It should have been thirteen

But Barry and Linda had to return to UK early

Tina and Jocelyn both had medical problems

Tina is very suspicious, because she suggested we wear Christmas hats today

I suspected that most would not do so 

But  I kept some tinsel in my haversack, just in case

I was pleasantly surprised that most had done so

I quickly added the tinsel to my hat

It is not unusual for numbers to fall at this time of year

So it was a good day for Lisa to join us for her first walk

And also to welcome Marlies back after a long break for injury

Once more we had lovely weather

Not at all appropriate given the festive headgear

It felt just like a good summer day in the UK

And it reminded us just how lucky we are to live in “sunny Spain”

It was so pleasant that we had an extended lunch break

Resulting in us taking a little longer than expected

But I didn’t hear anyone complaining

Unfortunately Jan had to miss this walk, but hopefully will be with us again soon


Time taken – 4.5 hours

Distance – 7 km

Total ascent – 390 metres

Temperature – 9-19c