Luckily I have a couple of people over who also love a wander so yesterday Nicola, Neil and myself decided on a long walk from the Ermita Las Nieves to Orzola.
Again if you read the blog Long days walk this is the same but in reverse and as stated its a lot easier doing it this way around.
The weather was stunning, not a cloud in the sky, great company with plenty of chat going backwards and forwards it certainly makes the miles disappear very quickly.
Dropping down the Pilgrim Trail is a always a great treat as the views across the whole valley are quite stunning. Passing Caesar Manrique house you soon end up at the square opposite the local council buildings. And what a treat, at this time of the year all the local councils try to outdo each other with a Nativity scene called Belen, well the one in Haria is brilliant, if you are here now or in the next few weeks make sure you get to see it you will not be disappointed plus make time to check out other equally impressive Nativity scenes all across the island, you will normally find them close to the council offices. Haria is still after all these years my favourite village, come up here on a Saturday morning and its busy with the local craft market, make sure to check out the Sociedad close to the church, great for a bite to eat and coffee or beer at very cheap prices.
The walk takes you up and over the back of Haria where in turn you drop down into Maguez and very quiet pretty village then ts up the hill and out again into the countryside walking towards Montana Corona the oldest and most impressive volcano on the island.
Skirting the volcano we meet up with the road but this is only for 5 minutes then its back onto tracks heading downhill all the way into Orzola.
This is a lovely walk taking in what I feel is the best of our Lanzarote home, so next time you are here and fancy something different give me a call I am always up for a walk.