, Spain
GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
At the last town hall meeting it was agreed that a review process would be initiated aimed at stricter control of of the regulations regarding intensive  livestock farming.

As part of this process any land that is of special interest, be it for environmental or tourism reasons, will be given special consideration. A full survey will take place to decide which areas in the municipal of Gaucín will  be classified as such. As a result of this decision, any existing applications for such intensive practices are to be declined and  any future proposals denied until such time as the review is completed and the official “plan general” amended. This will take at least one year to complete.
Flamenco Festival
"Del Corcho Valle del Genal"
Where: Plaza del Santo Niño
Date/Time: 28 July at 22:30
Entrance free

Singers: Antonia Contreras, José Enrique Morente (Kiki Morente)

Dancer: Lucía La Piñona

Musicians: Juan Ramón Caro, David Carmona, Francisco Vinuesa
08:00 HOUR - mountain walk in the area of Piedras del Rio. Approx 7km taking
about 3 hours. Departure from the plaza and bring breakfast.
16:00 hours - childrens baking workshop. The cakes and biscuits made will be for
the afternoon tea after the workshop. Place: Youth centre (opposite the gaso)

10:00 hours - marathon knowledge quiz for all ages, participate and have fun,
testing intelligence, skill and knowledge. Centro guadalinfo from 10:00 am to 1:00
pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
21:00 hours – tasting of wines from Gaucin provided by the bodegas and vineyards
"cezar" accompanied by fine ham cut by master Manolo Lobato.
21:30 hours - Elizabeth and Marcus in concert. The best of classical jazz, blues, pop
and rock.

Patrick Elvin has just published his latest book on walking in the Serrania de Ronda. List of the walks and cover below. There are twelve walks based on Gaucin.

It is called 40 day walks in Southern Andalucia between Ronda and Jimena and is available on all Amazon platforms . Patrick is offering to walking club members postage free cost price at 8 euros. Let him know and he will order in bulk. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

"The third book in a series of walks in this beautiful area of Spain, Patrick Elvin has compiled a fine collection of circular day walks which range from ascents to 1400 metres to walks in the Genal and Guadiaro valleys. Based on 40 years knowledge of the region, these walks are a unique anthology and take advantage of the recent development of marked paths as well as locally sourced traditional rights of way."