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 walker and guidebook writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications, and has appeared on radio and TV. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain’s National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.