Walks and Hiking

Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino y nada más;
Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace el camino,
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar.

Antonio Machado
in Campos de Castilla, 1912.

We enjoy walking in the countryside. We try to make it a discipline to regularly go and explore some area nearby where we live. Never mind how long you stay in a place, there seems to be never enough time to scratch but a little fraction of the map (which is, after all, two-dimensional, which you try to fill-in with lines).

On the period from 16 October (2011) to 4 August (2013), since we lived in Garching, we explored the Bavarian Alps (in Bavaria, south Germany).

On the period from 6 October (2013) to 18 June (2016), and back during the covid pandemic, our terrain of predilection for an in-depth exploration was the Sierra de Madrid (in Spain).

Since April (2017) onward, we are exploring the shires of Britain by hiking the British mountains and hills.


Occasional hiking trips that were not part of a sustained and continued effort are listed here:

In France

In Spain

In the United Kingdom