Month: May 2018

CAMINO DEL NORTE Stage 1: Irun-San Sebastian

Difficulty: Moderate, hard in places Distance: 26km Elevation gained: 823 meters Elevation lost: 820 meters What a beautiful start to the Camino del Norte and boy have you got to work for those views! I left the albergue in Irun, took a left up the…

Processionary caterpillar (Thaumetopoea pityocampa)

So these little babies are equally as interesting as they are dangerous. ****NO TOCAR**** ****DO NOT TOUCH**** They are named after their travelling habits as they follow eachother one by one in this magestic manner which forms a procession. As beautiful as they are…

Urkulu: A nature reserve and lake in the heart of the Basque Country

This nature reserve with a huge lake is a little gem in the province of Gipuzkoa. It is a really easy walk for all abilities and ages. Even if you don’t fancy a walk there are many benches, toilets and fountains at the entrance and dotted…

Mountain: Gorbea (1481m)

This is one of the highest mountains in the province of Alava, I think its one of the highest in the Basque Country too (possibly the 10th highest or something). So the setting is in a natural park (Gorbeiako parke naturala) and is an…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino del norte : Irun to San Sebastian

Distance : 26km Elevation gained : 823 meters Elevation list : 820 meters Difficulty : moderate So what a lovely day; scenery, weather and San Sebastian was the perfect treat at the end of the day! I love this city! Hiking wise it’s been…

Mountain: Kurtzeberri (1112m)

This is a beauty little mountain, stunning views throughout and easy access too. It takes an hour and a half, maybe 2 to get right to the top and is a good work out once you have done it. The name ‘kurtzeberri’ is a…