FUENTE DE JARAPALOS, MIJAS


Country Walk November 28, 2022 10:30am At the Arenales Quarry Car Park
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Graeme Leslie

 

This beautiful walk starts on a slight uphill gradient to the Graja pass at the beginning of which there is a large Aleppo pine tree – ‘Pino Del Puerto de la Graja’. The route from there leads down towards the Jarapalos fountain with some cliffs to the left – Tajo La Yedra and Tajo Del Caballo. It then continues past the Calera de Jarapalos and a large alberca (Reservoir). After a descent down stone steps and a walk alongside the Sequia fountains, a break will be taken at a picnic area near the Forestry building. From there, at the junction of the large chestnut tree, the return journey is gently up back to the Graja pass. The walk is 2.5 to 3 hours in duration.

This walk takes you through where the Mijas fire was in July, which has trees still standing but lacking greenery but the views are stunning.

 

Directions to the meeting place

 

From Fuengirola/Alhaurin

 

Take the A387 towards Mijas Village. At the roundabout with the BP on the left-hand side, take the right turn onto the A386. Drive along the A368 for about 1.5 km passing the Campo De Futbol and then take the next turning left, just before the bend in the road. Take the first left turn and proceed on this road for about 2.5 km until you reach the car park area for the Arenales Quarry. This is the meeting place.

 

From Marbella

 

Take the A7 or the AP7 towards Fuengirola. In Fuengirola leave the highway and take the A387 towards Mijas Village. At the roundabout with the BP on the left-hand side, take the right turn onto the A386. Drive along the A368 for about 1.5 km passing the Campo De Futbol and then take the next turning left, just before the bend in the road. Take the first left turn and proceed on this road for about 2.5 km until you reach the car park area for the Arenales Quarry. This is the meeting place.

7.12 km Easy to Medium 332 m
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