Benhavis - Acequia del Guadalmina circular walk

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The walk starts at a road traffic island with letters spelling out Ben Havis. From here it drops to a dusty track along the dried riverbed of Rio Guadalmina.
Along this stretch there are excellent views of the lower basin of the Guadalmina. You can also see various trees and plants, such as wild olive, mastic, rosemary, kermes oak, gorse, cornicabra, cork oak, algorrobo, among many others. You might also spot birds of prey as well as different reptiles and amphibians.

From here the path heads over a large bridge up to the hill side to the path proper - opened to the public at the end of summer 2014, when a wooden bridge was used to cross the Angosturas del Guadalmina from the road. The path is easy to follow and popular with tourists running alongside the irrigation channel where more than 1000 years ago the Arabs channelled part of the waters of the Guadalmina River to be used in the irrigation of their orchards and farmhouses. In some sections of the path, bridges and metal walkways have been constructed to avoid entering the channel itself. You can enjoy excellent views of the lower basin of the Guadalmina. This route follows the path of the water and crosses over the Angosturas canyon by a suspension bridge.

Once you have crossed the bridge, you descend to the Guadalmina riverbank; where there is a sign posted path that will take you along the Guadalmina. This section of the trail has excellent panoramic views and you will get your best chance to see any waterfowl in an environment, with a great variety of vegetation that includes reeds, fig trees, oleanders, algae, lichens, ferns and mosses.

Spain - Southern Spain - Malaga - Countryside


Great Views, Hills or Fells, River, Wildlife