Walking on La Palma

Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails

By Paddy Dillon

Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (8 days) and GR131 trail (3 days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary.

Seasons

best between November and May, as the summer months are too hot, but it can sometimes snow on the higher parts; spring is especially colourful

Centres

Santa Cruz de La Palma, Los Llanos, Fuencaliente, Refugio del Pilar, Tijarafe, Puntagorda, Garafía, Barlovento, Los Sauces, Puntallana and the mountain road

Difficulty

routes vary from short and easy to long, steep and strenuous; all are waymarked and signposted, and no special equipment is required beyond ordinary walking gear, except when snow lies on the highest mountains

Must See

Caldera de Taburiente national park, Roque de los Muchachos, Canary pine forest, laurisilva 'cloud forest', deep and rugged barrancos, GR130 around La Palma, GR131 over the highest mountains
ISBN
9781852848538
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Published
11 Jan 2019
Edition
Second
Pages
240
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.4cm
Weight
270g
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Paddy Dillon

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 extensively for several outdoor publications and has appeared on radio and television. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several major European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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