A Grotto in Breña Alta

La Palma has a network of marked hiking trails. The LP 19, in Breña Alta runs up from San Pedro, past a series of springs, into the lower end of San Isidro, and back down to the main road. Like most of these paths, the scenery is beautiful and keeps changing. And this path included bonuses. Several of the springs feed laundry bowls. Since it’s easier to carry clothes than…

August 20, 2010
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Hiking from Montes de Luna to Los Canarios

June 21, 2010

On Sunday I continued my walk around the island, from Montes de Luna to Los Canarios. Unlike previous sections, this part of the path doesn’t run through villages, criss-crossing the main road. It goes through the lonely middle of nowhere, and I wasn’t sure whether there’d be mobile coverage. Walking alone seemed like a bad idea. Not that there was any particular reason to expect an accident, just that twenty…

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The Outdoor & Walking Festival

Cubo de la Galga, Puntallana La Palma has a wonderful network of hiking trails, providing a great variety of landscapes and levels of difficulty. And this weekend, the island’s hosting an outdoor and walking festival. You can go on a guided walk for free, but you have to register in advance: see http://www.senderosdelapalma.com/walkingfestival/actividades.php although places are filling up fast. I’m probably going to miss it because you have to meet…

October 2, 2009
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The Outdoor & Walking Festival

Cubo de la Galga, Puntallana La Palma has a wonderful network of hiking trails, providing a great variety of landscapes and levels of difficulty. And this weekend, the island’s hosting an outdoor and walking festival. You can go on a guided walk for free, but you have to register in advance: see http://www.senderosdelapalma.com/walkingfestival/actividades.php although places are filling up fast. I’m probably going to miss it because you have to meet…

October 2, 2009
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Cubo de la Galga

Cubo de la Galga is a very pretty walk along the bottom of the Galga ravine, between Puntallana and Los Sauces. By Palmeran standards, it’s an easy walk. “Walk! La Palma” is a good book, but the bit about the bottom end of the walk at Cubo de la Galga is out of date already. The Island Government (the Cabildo) have been busy. There is now a car park at…

April 26, 2008
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A Walk in the Woods

April 14, 2008

On Saturday I went for a walk in the woods at Cubo de la Galga. It’s one of the most famous walks on the island, but it’s the first time I’ve been. Well it was lovely. The path starts out as tarmac, one car wide, and turns to a dirt track the smae width, butt here was no chance of getting lost. It was all uphill, but we were all…

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