Saturday, 13 October 2018


Walk Summary
After 5km drive up unpaved road
park in site of Caimodorro summit near cattle grid
Shortest route to summit of the trip so far, though Almenera tomorrow will turn out to be even less distance to walk.
Driving from Moncoya heading south towards mountains north of Costa del Sol the probably the most difficult part of this summit was getting though Orihuela del Tremedol.
Following ATV track from van very soon
come to a tempting but steep stony slope direct to summit
With the benefit of hindsight I now realise the A-1511 actually bypasses the village to the south. However my Sat-Nav had other ideas taking me through the village towards dead ends and narrow streets not wide enough to get my van past parked cars. Eventually I appeared on the west side on the A-2707.
Start of path through trees
marked all the way by small piles of stones
Start point from surrounding main roads was not obvious so for once I used a route posted by Martin Richardson found on It was approached from the north down a mountain track which before this trip would not have considered drivable but turned out to be straight forward for a standard road vehicle by driving slowly and carefully.
Following the ATV track and fence west from the cattle grid you soon come to a slope strewn with boulders heading straight for the summit. An easier route however is further to the right picking up an easy to follow shadow of track in pine needles through woods marked by several small cairns all the way to the summit.
Return to van in under 45 minutes.
All that remains is slow carefull 5km drive back to A-2707
Return is back the same way and was back at van before 5pm, leaving plenty of time to head further south and hopefully dryer, warmer weather.
No target campsite - just drive. By 8pm and 200km later, I was south of Cuenca pulling in to Estacio de Servicio BP Moya - Honrubia off junction 168 on the A3/E901. By 10pm I was settled in bed after pizza and a couple of pints in Cafeteria Moya enjoying free overnight parking. One benefit of driving around Spain there is no charge for overnight stays in service areas.

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 13 October 2018
Walkers - Steve Smith
Start Point - Trackside near cattle grid on fence boundary (N40°30'37" W1°40'34")
Start Time - 16:01
Finish Point - Trackside near cattle grid on fence boundary (N40°30'37" W1°40'34")
Finish Time- 16:41
Total Duration - 0hrs 40mins 
Overall Average pace - 1.55mph
Total Distance Walked - 1.03 miles
Total Height Ascended - 157.00metres

Peaks visited
Spain/Portugal 600m Prominence Peaks (168S - 185S&P - 2165E)
Caimodorro (28S - 29S&P - 58E)
Spain/Portugal 300m - 599m Prominence Peaks (1000+)
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 Signal d'Ecouves & Mont des Avaloirs
18th Mont Baïgura
19th Autza
07th Itzaga
13th Caimodorro
14th Almenara
15th Blanquilla
18th María
19th Sagra
21st La Atalaya
24th Terrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux & Maine-et-Loire High Point

More Photographs
17 minutes after setting off reach Caimodorro summit and slightly lower summit cairn.
Probably the easiest Spanish P600 so far.

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