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A wander round the Alameda Gardens in Gibraltar

I quite often pop over the border to Gibraltar and, when I do, one of my favourite places to visit is the Alameda Gardens. So much so that, after my last visit I decided to sign up as a volunteer – and look, I even have the t-shirt to prove it! Gibraltar’s Botanical Gardens were […]

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A dip in the Roman baths in Casares

A chance glance at a map highlighted some Roman baths in the Casares hills and a Google search showed that they are just a 15 minute drive from home – perfect for our latest Sunday outing! Los Banos de la Hedionda Translated from Spanish it means Baths of the Stinking Place and, walking up the path […]

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Hiking in the Sierra Bermeja

It was a beautiful late October Sunday and the clocks had just gone back an hour, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to go hiking in the Sierra Bermeja. The plan was to hike to the top of Los Reales. The reality found us, instead, walking part of the route of the Gran Senda […]

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A walk round Castellar de la Frontera

When we have visitors, one of the first places we take them is the gorgeous hilltop village of Castellar de la Frontera. Partly because it’s only a short drive from where we live but also because it’s just so lovely – it really is picture postcard beautiful. There’s actually not that much to do in […]