Since last September we have done 9 walks in total as we don't walk in July and August or December as the fourth Friday falls too near to Christmas.
The walks have included the flat, easy coastal walk through the tunnels at Rincon de la Victoria, the Buddhist stupor near El Trapiche ( quite a challenging one but worth it for the view) the Torrox valley with a lovely picnic lunch at John and Patsy's, Acabuchal, always enjoyable with a wonderful lunch at the village restaurant, the Guadalhorce nature reserve with plenty of birds to see from several hides, and the ever popular wet walk through the Rio Chillar .
We are looking to hand over the reins now as think it's time to hang up our Walking boots and let someone else take over with some fresh ideas and new walks.
Until then, we will try to keep things going and have asked that members suggest and lead a monthly walk as several people have done in the past.
To this end we have some volunteers who are going to lead walks: Terry around Alcaucin, Bob to Zaffarya, and Patricia and Elizabeth on a different wild flower route around Acabuchal in the Spring. Several of us went on an organised trip to El Caminto Del Rey which was highly enjoyable.
There is another one planned for January 2017 by the same travel agents and I will be notifying all members of the Walking group plus other group leaders should anyone in their group like to go too.
We still have a good membership, about 35 or so, but average between 8 and 16 walkers plus, quite often, friends and dogs. We pride ourselves on not having lost anyone yet and no serious injuries apart from me tripping over my boot laces at the top of the stupor and falling flat on my face. Hurt pride was the worst I suffered so no need for the first aid box!
Maggie and Gerry Silwood