Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica
A mountaineering guide
By Robin Walker
A guide to walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range in northern Spain. This guidebook describes 60 routes spread throughout the area from selected valley bases with easy access. All the routes are circular and can be done in a day. In difficulty they vary from straightforward, half-day outings to strenuous, full-day ascents.
SeasonsMainly April until November, although winter snow offers good ski traversing possibilities. Wettest in early spring, with rain returning in October.
CentresSena de Luna and San Eniliano in W. Leon, Pola de Somiedo in W. Asturias, La Vicella and Riano in E. Leon, Felechosa and Arriondas in E. Asturias, Cervera de Pisuerga in the Palencia and Cantabria region.
DifficultyMost of the walking in high mountain terrain, requiring an appropriate level of fitness, equipment and experience.
Must SeePeace and solitude, subtle but grandiose beauty, good walking terrain and a sense of history!
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Robin Walker began mountaineering in his native Northumberland at the age of 13, and went on to walk and climb throughout the British Isles, Norway, the Dolomites, the Alps and the USA. In 1981 he moved to northern Spain, his early experiences culminating in Walks and Climbs in the Picos de Europa (Cicerone, 1989).View author profile
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