Walking in Extremadura is the first book in English describing routes in this beautiful but little-known region of Spain. Many are only walked by local people who keep the paths open. Information on some routes exists in Spanish but there has been little for visiting walkers until this book which makes it a landmark title.
Key features of the book are:
27 walking routes in six diverse areas of the provincia with a further 20 recommended.
Smaller linked walks offering a circular route of over 50 kilometres.
Clear and detailed route notes with pointers as to what to look out for on the way.
Spanish Geographical Institute maps and GPS references.
Three historical city walks, two of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites
Notes on flora and fauna and items of historical interest.
Beyond its impressive topography what strikes and intrigues most about Extremadura is the element of 'inaccessability' that characterises it. Despite its impressive network of modern roads, exploration on foot is still the best way of uncovering its secrets.
This book is addressed to those enterprising walkers who wish to uncover those secrets in this manner.
Author's Note: Gisela Radant Wood has lived in the Sierra Montánchez since 2006 where she spends her time, as she herself puts it, "living the countryside life". This is her first book.