Thursday, October 19

Mountain Walking


The U3A in Calpe has had for years a very active walking group. We have now decided to concentrate on mountain walking, so the group has a new name.

Interested in less strenuous walking?

We will no longer be leading the types of walk which we used to call ‘Strolls’ and ‘Short Walks’. If any U3A member wishes to start up a new group concentrating on less strenuous walking, we hope they will do so.

Days and Times

We meet every Wednesday at 9:45AM to leave at 10:00AM prompt to travel to the start of our walks.

The meeting place is in the car park next to the school C.P. Azorin, which is situated behind the Tennis Club.

It can be expensive to be rescued from the mountains. Insurance can be obtained from (Spanish) or (English)

Walkers participating in these walks must accept that they walk at their own risk.

We operate on the basis of having a collective leadership, therefore if you have any queries regarding the walks, please contact me on 96 587 4776 or 669 735 617.

Do you know a walk that we might not know?

If you know of any walks we are not aware of, or variations, please come along and show us.

2016-17 Programme

The new programme started on Wednesday,5th October 2016.

Walks will be decided on a weekly basis and the group will be informed by Email and the group’s Facebook page.


To assist the high cost of motoring it is suggested that all car passengers offer a donation to the driver.

Ground Rules

All walkers must wear either walking boots or shoes, and suitable clothing.

Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water, especially on a hot day.

Carry wet weather gear, as the weather can change quicky in the mountains.

Dogs are permitted on walks, but must be kept on a lead and firmly controlled.

Changes to Programme

The programme walk can be changed if circumstances so dictate, e.g., weather, number and/or abilities of walkers at start, etc.


Walks can range from 10-16 kms in length, but generally will be 12-14 kms. Ascent could be up to 800 metres. Some walks will require a bit of scrambling, boulder hopping and/or scratchy undergrowth.

The majority of the walks will be on good tracks or Mozaribic trails.

For the time being, we are not compiling a programme of walks. Walks will be decided on a weekly basis.

Group Leader

Lee O’Neill

Contact details

669 735 617

Place and time

By C.P. Azorin school
Wednesday, 9:45 for 10:00

Cost per session

See under ‘Transport’

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