The Highlights of Trekking in Mallorca: The GR221 or the Drystone Route
Paddy Dillon has been walking and trekking in Mallorca, all in the name of 'work'. Here he shares a few highlights of his trip so far.
It was roughly a year ago that I set out to trek through Mallorca on the long-distance GR221, also known as the Ruta de Pedra en Sec, or the Drystone Route. Almost the entire trail runs across limestone mountains, so running water and springs are rare, but pines, palms, scrub and colourful flowers thrive on what little there is.
The sharp rocky ridge of sa Dragonera
It's a small world... Paddy bumps into some friends
Jean and Robert on the left with their friends Lisa and Gary
Should've bought a flag with me
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States. Paddy is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.View Articles and Books by Paddy Dillon