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Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 1W ago

Walking in Andalucia

Here’s a short video of our walks in Andalucia in October 2017. Advertisements
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 1W ago

With the wind at our backs

We cycled to North Berwick today, then caught the train part of the way back.  48km by bike altogether, though it was pretty easy with a strong westerly wind blowing us along. I’ve only ridd...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 1W ago

Walks in Andalucia: Fábrica da Luz

This was our last walk in Andalucia, 14.4 km on a warm day.  For this walk I used ViewRanger for tracking purposes, and found that it provided good maps and seemed to use up less battery on ...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 1W ago

Walks in Andalucia: From Frigiliana up the GR 249 to Cuesta del Chillar and on to Collado de Pinta

This walk was less than 8km, but was quite steep at times, and being nearer the coast and in fine weather, it was a very hot day. Once again, the track started above a football pitch, this t...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 2W ago

Walks in Andalucia: From Camillas de Aceituno to half way up La Maroma

La Maroma looked clear when we set off by car from Canillas de Albaida to go to Camillas de Aceituno, but it later clouded over a bit, and we eventually called a halt beside the Collado de l...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 2W ago

Walks in Andalucia: Canillas de Albaida to Salares, Sedella, and back over the puente medieval

I won’t go into detail about this 16 km walk, as we took a wrong turning not far from the beginning and ended up walking on the MA 1408 road for much of the time, and later got lost up the C...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 2W ago

Walks in Andalucia: Circular from Canillas de Albaida through Competa and on to Collado Cavila

I used the printed Piolet Mapas 1:25,000 Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, and the Ramblr app to track most of our walks in Andalucia.  The first one started at the beauti...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 2W ago

Canillas de Albaida

We didn’t get off to a great start in Canillas de Albaida, Andalucia, on our recent walking holiday.  As with many Pueblos Blancos in the area, Canillas de Albaida has many very narrow stree...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 4W ago


It’s lovely having both sons back home for the weekend.  We all enjoyed an afternoon spent at the Scottish National Gallery, viewing a “Beyond Caravaggio” exhibition, and then as part of Ope...
Roddy MacLeod's Blog · 1M ago

Fat Mac’s Bunker Mentality Syndrome takes a turn for the worse

Fat Mac was supposed to be cycling to Balerno with Lindsey and I today, but, although everything was previously arranged, he emailed me to say that his BMS (Bunker Mentality Syndrome) had ta...