Found a Spanish Pub Walk (Sort of)

When we arrived in Hondarribia, one of the first things we did was to see if there were any good maps. We haven’t found one yet, but the local bookshop/magazine/newspaper/postcard store pointed us towards a collection of walking maps for the area.

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I tested out route F.

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The boyf and dog accompanied me as far as the first bar and then went back (it was warm and really humid).IMG_3117 IMG_3121

I carried on to Guadalupe, at the top.

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There are lots of fig and fruit trees on the way.

There are lots of fig and fruit trees on the way.

You can't cut the bamboo...

You can’t cut the bamboo…

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There’s a  church and a sweet little cantina there, where we have had lunch (14 euro menu del dia, including wine) in the past.

The boyf at the cantina on a previous visit

The boyf at the cantina on a previous visit

The view over Hondarribia, the Bidasoa River and France

The view over Hondarribia, the Bidasoa River and France

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There is also an old fort and park and the place is really popular with families at the weekend.

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I carried on along route F past the memorial tree plantations (Edit: I found out later that these don’t memorialise the dead. The trees were planted for children who were born!).

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Down through the wooded path and past a natural spring to caserios and gardens.

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All in all about 1 hour and 45 minutes of walking, most likely (I took some time finding my way with the occasional signs and Spanish directions). Definitely worth doing again.

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About ahallatt

Cartoonist and writer. My first illustrated chapter book, FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club, for kids 8-12 is out on Amazon. More at alexhallatt.com
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