What's on Newsletter 14th February 2021
Option 1 Picnic Area & Almond Blossom Field: At the El Rebalso sign turn right onto the camino or countryside road (it doesn't look like a proper road, but it is!) There is a metal shelter behind which is a wooden post with walking route signs. Drive along this road for 850m, and then at the fork in the road, turn left in front of the Coto de Caza (shooting area) sign and walking route sign post. Continue for 1.5 kilometres until you reach the parking area for the Picnic Zone on your right, there is a field of Almond Blossom behind the Picnic Area.
The coordinates for the picnic area are 38.282837, -0.885408 https://goo.gl/maps/Gqnk2WWH7UFJ1dYG6
Option 2 Heart of the Almond Blossom 4km Walk: Park at the El Rebalso sign on the left side of the road in the big pull in area with the metal bus stop. Cross the main road and continue to walk straight for 2 kilometres. This will take you past the fork in the road for the turning to the Picnic Area, but here you continue walking straight ahead slightly uphill. This one lane road will take you past the private farm land where the Almond trees are located in their hundreds. Turn around once you reach the Cave house. 38.274865, -0.893449 https://goo.gl/maps/ER8XHW21CzqKNezt6
Option 3 Picnic Area & Heart of the Almond Blossom 6km Walk: Follow the route to the Picnic area. Once parked, walk back down the road along which you have driven until you reach the fork, turn left here and continue until the cave house. Return by the same route.
After enjoying the Almond Blossom, you have another choice! You can drive home the way you came. Or you can continue into Hondon de las Nieves, maybe stopping for some locally produced wine at the Bodega Cerda. Take the N325 down the mountain, past the reservoir and through Crevillent, pasing the carpet factories to join the AP7.