Thursday, 17 May 2018

Puig Campana

Walk Summary
Aitana (the highest point in the Valencian porovince)
from Puig Campana summit
Driven past Puig Campana many times on the AP7, finally got round to going up it.
Took the classic route recommended in Walk the Costa Blanca mountains by Charles Davis up dry river gully Barranc de les Marietes, a sustained 1 in 2 ascent gaining 800m.
After summit returned to 1281m spot height on the Bancal del Morro and took the zig-zagging path down to Coll del Poulet.
As Charles Davis says: "Ordinarily a wild path with lots of wilder shortcuts that should be avoided, but after the ascent it seems like a walk in the park."
Once at Coll del Poulet followed the PR289 to the west around the base of Tajo de Roldán back to the start point.
Also met Mick at walk start point to whom I said "Hola" and who also returned the greeting. Did not set off together but kept passing each other on the way up, honest I was not trying to go up any faster. Turns out he is English and is also a regular visitor and walker in Spain. After a couple of passes we ended up reaching the summit together and having a good old chat on the way down. Look forwards to meeting up with Mick again on the hill in the future.

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 17 May 2018
Walkers - Steve Smith, Mick Graylen
Accommodation - Camping Playa Paraiso
Start Point - Roadside opposite car park north of Fonte de Moli, Finestrat (N38°34'46" W0°12'37")
Start Time - 10:43
Finish Point Roadside opposite car park north of Fonte de Moli, Finestrat (N38°34'46" W0°12'37")
Finish Time- 16:21
Total Duration - 5hrs 38mins 
Overall Average pace - 1.08mph
Total Distance Walked - 6.08 miles
Total Height Ascended - 1018.00metres

Peaks visited
Spain/Portugal 600m Prominence Peaks (168S - S&P185)
Spain/Portugal 300m - 599m Prominence Peaks (1000+)
Puig Campana (4)
Spain/Portugal 150m - 299m Prominence Peaks (3000+)
Spain Autonomous Community High Points (19)
Spain Province High Points (52)
S: Spain
P: Portugal

Other walks on this trip
17th El Carche
29th Cerro de la Sal
30th La Capilla
03rd Puig de la Llorença
14th Penya Alta
17th Puig Campana


More Photographs
Just had to stop and take a photo of the days task in hand on way to Finestrat
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