The planned walk to Fontilles was cancelled after Sue did a recce on Saturday and found the river too high following the heavy rain last week. Instead Pat led an extended Green Horse walk to include Dos Fuentes.
We parked in the new, and very large, car park in the very small village of Benimaurell. It was nice to have Wendy back after her four week holiday. Ian also joined us for a rare walk with the group.
The walk started with the usual climb and ridge walk, but instead of heading for the restraurant we set off downhill to the first font. Not the most impressive looking, more like a stone trough for animals.
The walk continued downhill until we reached the second font, where we had a break for lunch
The track was good and the entire walk was well signed, including this impressive cairn.
The extension was about 7 km in all, about double the usual Green Horse walk. Despite this we still finished at 3pm, half an hour later than normal for this walk. So we must have set a pretty good pace.
Monday 2 April 2012
Fig Tree walk again, we will have the advantage of our track clearing back in December. Meet on the Benichembla to Castells road at the new lay-by just after the 30 milometer sign. Cross the bridge and park on the left.