Last year when we were here in La Manga I walked to this summit with Geoff and also cycled part of it!
It is a beautiful walk that is not too far from the site. There are a couple of uphill sections but you are rewarded greatly for this with stunning 360 degree views.
As Angela has been running since our arrival here to build up her stamina and lung capacity we decided to give it a go. So with a packed lunch, flask of coffee each and plenty of water we set off.
Leaving the site we walked past the growing area where the rows of lettuces and broccoli are all regimentally lined up on parade waiting to be picked when big enough.
The sun was shinning and it was warm, a perfect day for a walk.
What I like about this walk is that after about an hour you get into a bit of a wooded area giving you some shade to cool down before coming out into the sun at the summit.
There are wild flowers all around and my favourites, the lavender and thyme smell lovely, especially when you brush past them.
You have to be careful this time of year and be on the lookout for the Processional Caterpillars that make nests in the pine trees, we did see a few nests and fortunately only one was in our path so we avoided it.
We eventually got to the top where there is a trig point bollard and where we would be stopping for our lunch and for a few more photo’s. From here you can look out towards the strip, La Manga resort, Cabo de Palos and calblanque national park.
The walk back down was just as pretty but my (Dean’s) knees do suffer.
We went to the site shop as we got back to buy a couple of beers to finish the day off.