, 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.
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."

Walks range from 3 to 6 hours in length and have wikiloc tracks and raster maps to accompany detailed directions.
62 JIMENA Laja Alta circular 21
63 JIMENA The Hidden Lagoon 26
64 JIMENA Cerro de la Bujeillo and the Hozgarganta 32
65 JIMENA Bob´s Walk 37
66 JIMENA Vultures and rock pools – The Salado valley 41
67 SAN PABLO Up to the Canuto Largo 46
68 COLMENAR Aquaduct and Cerro Maravillas 53
69 GAUCIN Abrevedero to Cerro Maravillas 57
70 GAUCIN South Of Almuña 64
71 GAUCIN Hacho Peso Veranil La Herriza 68
72 GAUCIN The Brutrera Gorge 74
73 GAUCIN Colmenar to Castillo 79
74 GAUCIN Colmenar Camino de los arrieros 84
75 GAUCIN Smugglers clockwise 91
76 GAUCIN EL Hacho , Montoro , Salta De Cura 97
77 GAUCIN To the veranil and Puerto la Era 102
78 GAUCIN Puerto La Era to Buitrera Gorge 107
79 GAUCIN To Rio Genal and return via Heart attack hill 111
80 GAUCIN Venta Mirador de la Sierra to Rio Genal 115
81 BENARRABA Benastapar and Genalguacil 120
82 BENARRABA Los Montes circuit 125
83 ALGATOCIN Venta San Juan Jubrique GR 141 129 
84 ALGATOCIN Siete Pilas to Las Canchas and Guadiaro 133
85 ALGATOCIN 7 Pilas to the Guadiaro via Puerto La Era 137
86 ALGATOCIN Venta San Juan via Benarraba 143 
87 ESTACION DE CORTES To the Puerto del Oso 148
88 CORTES DE LA FRONTERA Sierra Los Pinos 153 
89 GENALGUACIL To the Rio Genal via rio Almarchal 159
90 JUBRIQUE Chris´s walk 164
91 JUBRIQUE Matagallar and Genalguacil 169
92 BENALAURIA Bermeja via the Peñon de Benadalid 174
93 BENALAURIA to Jubrique and return via the PR 291 178 
94 BENALAURIA to the river Genal 183
95 BENADALD Round the Dorsal 187
96 BENADALID Benamaya circuit via Benalauria 190
97 ATAJATE GR 141 towards Alpandeire 194
98 JIMERA DE LIBAR PR 258 and return via Cerro Bernal 199
99 ALPANDEIRE to the Jarastepar and Los Riscos 202
100 ALPANDEIRE – To the Riscos – return via the