Els Ports Walking Group

We’ve just started getting to know the area around us really well.  We have been promising ourselves a Mountain walking trip for 6 years and came across this group on one of the ex-pat forums here in Tortosa area. We have been on three walks so far and enjoyed them all thoroughly.  Two of the leaders Vivien and Philip Freakley have published a small guide book called “Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya” so we are in very safe, experienced hands.

This one was the Vall d’intern and we gained 350m on a 5 km circular walk.

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Heading upwards.

I knew we would enjoy it and I was right.  It is however a long time since I have done any serious walking, training Ten Tors  students in 2007 and it was quite hard.

 

 

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Looking down on the misty mountains below.

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The sun hiding, but threatening to join in the walk.

This week was much easier.

Barranc de Lloret was an easy 3 hour 4km walk which combined two short walks. Starting the barranc de Lloret near Mas de Barbarans  and included a visit to the impressive Cova Pintada and the waterfall at the Raco del Moro.

Wonderful.