Sierra de Aguas

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A straightforward walk up a 3,000 foot mountain with outstanding views to the coast in the south, El Chorro, El Torcal and the snowcapped (in winter) Sierra Nevada in the west and across the plains beyond Antequera in the north.

In many ways this doesn't feel as if you're going up a mountain at all. You start walking up a dirt road and after two hours or so you get to the top, so a bit tame if you're expecting to gain your 3,000 feet in the same heroic style as in The Lakes or Snowdonia. On the other hand, you have easy access to a 3,000 mountain on good tracks with easy navigation. Impressive views slowly unveil, first to the south to the coast and the Sierra de las Nieves, Pica Mijas and the Montes de Malaga. As you skirt the western flank, El Chorro is splendidly seen at close quarters with El Torcal beyond and the Sierra Nevada on the horizon. Further on the views shift to the north, first over the Bobastra Reservoir and then to the hills and plains to the north. Finally you reach the summit and have the pleasure of all the aforementioned together; not bad for a tame mountain.

There's just one other thing I should mention. There are 16 wind turbines on the top of the mountain (yes, it's that one - you can see them from everywhere!) If you think of these as the scourge of walking humanity, then this is definitely not the walk for you.

Spain - Southern Spain - Malaga - Malaga


Birds, Great Views, Mountains, Wildlife