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2011-03-20 15:54:09
"Hacha Grande, Lanzarote.  Fine walking country." from simon3 Expand pics
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Walking on Lanzarote
Various members came together for a walk in the south of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands fairly near the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
Lanzarote, like the rest of the Canaries, has been formed by successive volcanic outpourings. The most recent of these was in 1824 however there was a much bigger eruption which covered around 25% of the island with lava, rock and ash between 1730 and 1736.
Walking in Lanzarote isn't an extensively publicised activity, however it is somewhat similar to hill-walking on many of the minor ranges in Ireland. There are many summits between 300 and 600m, some isolated, some in groups with connecting ridges. Even better than Ireland is that the going is generally dry underfoot, there are few obstacles such as trees and the weather is generally good. Also, as with Ireland, few farmers are in the least bit interested in land over 200 or 300m so use of the land for walking does not appear to be an issue. There can be difficulties with high wind, thunderstorms, extreme heat and saharan sand.
The main summit in the photo is Hacha Grande, 562m, which we encountered on a walk from Femés, a high village, to Playa Blanca, the southern coastal resort partly seen here on the coastline.
The whole walk is around 25km with sections on hills, sections on the deserted coast and then into Playa Blanca by way of the five beaches of Papagayo (2 of which are nudist incidentally).
The picture, taken from another summit, Pico Grande (also 562m) - the saddle between the two (right, middle ground) includes a goat farm. The hills on the horizon are a distant view of Fuerteventura, another of the Canary Islands.
Member osullivanm is to the left with Alan Tees (current MI president).
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simon3 5 hours ago.
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mlmoroneybb 3 days ago.
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Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
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Dbosonnet 2 days ago.
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sandman 3 days ago.
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sandman 3 days ago.
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sandman 3 days ago.
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sandman 3 days ago.
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