There is a sign describing this walk beside the road from Rodalquilar to Cortijo del Fraile shortly before Ermita del Fraile.
The walk starts along a wide path lined with agaves and there are great views looking into the light towards the barranco and looking back to the plateau of Cortijo del Fraile. The agaves were planted instead of hedges to secure the fields.
At the end of this path is Cortijo de Requena which is now mostly in ruin and used as a large goat and sheep barn.
The animals were packed into the coral and the shepherd had just arrived to take them out. This must have been a substantial dwelling once and a fine working farm.
After the cortijo the path narrows and begins a steep and stony ascent up the barranco.
The going is described as hard in the guide books but the higher you climb the more spectacular are the views looking back.
Eventually we reached the top of the ridge and looked down along the coastline. Far below us the little fishing village of La Isleta looked tiny.
You can continue this walk downwards either to Rodalquilar or La Isleta but we returned the way we came.
The descent was tricky but eventually we arrived back at the car a little over two hours from when we started.