This morning, Easter Sunday, we set off up the hills behind our land determined to discover a circular route and to see if there were views of the Sierra Nevada at the top.
We climbed a lane through the olive groves and reached the oak forest that covers the summit of the hill behind our property. Following a track through the woods we soon alighted at the other side and were greeted with the most stunning views of the hills and vega of Granada in front of us with the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the distance. To the right we could see down the valley of our river to our nearest village, La Fábrica and the town of Huétor Tájar with the Sierra de Loja behind. We walked along the top ridge of the olive groves and found another path which took us back to the other side of the woods were we could look down on our house and made our descent.
It has been a glorious, warm and sunny day. The walk took about 2 hours and we were glad we made an early start because it would have been too hot to scale the hillsides later in the day.