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simon3: Track 3737 in area near Spain, Canary Islands ()
Fuerteventura: Lajares to Corralejo
Length: 8.8km, Creator time taken: 4h15m, Ascent: 311m, Descent: 320m
Places:Start at Lon -13.9315, Lat 28.6836, end at Lon -13.8829, Lat 28.7282 6.9km NE from Start Logged as completed by 1
This is a spectacular linear route over low hills with huge craters on a mix of developed tracks and essentially untracked ground.Start from a road north out of Lajares. After reaching the top of the first hill Montana Colarada a ridge leads to the most spectacular caldera of the day, Calderon Hondo.It's some 70m deep and unlike most calderas has retained its sides though the wall to the north is somewhat lower.The path around the caldera is rough and not trivial in a high wind. At the north end there is a viewing platform and a recent stone tourist track down. Various paths take you across the intervening break in the main ridge to the middle, wilder section of the walk starting with the heights above Caldera Encantada 253m.Wind your way on a ridge defined by various calderas ending at Las Calderas 248m. Getting to this top involved climbing an untracked scree slope and dropping off its north end was similar .. no track that we could find. The views are astonishing around here. To the north there is a huge "malpais" or bad land, essentially created by lava flows from the craters on this route and a couple of northern ones as well as the island of Lobos. All this happened around 50000 years ago, adding some 110 square km to Fuerteventura.Much of the badland is uninhabited however there used to be agriculture here until the 1970s and now there appears to be various small country houses. In places the walls constructed of the prolifically available volcanic rock resemble the west of Ireland. On this occasion we decided not to go over Bayuyo 271m having done it before so we continued to Corralejo via a substantial unpaved road to the NW. The route over Bayuyo shows signs of a distinct walkers track so it would be reasonably easy. Arriving in the outer suburbs of Corralejo you will find, at least as of 2018, something not obvious in Ireland. Forward development of what looks like a large residential area, with roads freshly painted, drains, power, street lights etc and no buildings, just prepared sites.
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