Revisiting the circular walk from Las Vegas (Walk 22 in the book)

The old water mill (El molino) is the stone tower below the round reservoir

The old water mill (El molino) is the stone tower below the round reservoir

I recently heard that some of the signage on this walk, (no 22 in the book ‘Tenerife Nature Walks’) has recently been changed. Whereas before this circular walk was signed with green and white signposts and paint marks, it is now largely yellow and white. This is because the authorities are signing and improving another, longer circle, which goes higher up. It is another walk I know and love, going up through the barranco past the impressive rock-climbing cliff called “Risco de Muerto” and then to the east to come down past Montaña Tames (an excellent lunch spot), and down to join walk 22 on its return to Las Vegas. There has also been a lot of work done repairing and widening parts of the very popular circle described in walk 22.

The old green and white signs are still there at point 7, though a bit worse for wear!

The old green and white signs are still there at point 7, though a bit worse for wear!

 

 

 

To avoid confusion, if you are doing walk 22, follow the signs which say ‘El Molino’ (the mill ) until you get to the mill, which is a stone tower below a round reservoir (point 6 in the book). There is a renewed signboard explaining how the mill used to work, as there is now no water channel to the top of it to make it more obvious. From this point on, follow the signs back to Las Vegas.

In places the green part of the paint marks have been overpainted with yellow - others have not been changed

In places the green part of the paint marks have been overpainted with yellow – others have not been changed

The new signage at point 8 of the walk

The new signage at point 8 of the walk

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Scilla haemorrhoidalis, a canarian endemic bulbous plant seen in flower yesterday (Jan 3rd) beside the path

 

 

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About Sally Whymark

When I retired and moved out to Tenerife a few years ago, one of the things I really wanted to do was go walking in the mountains. The scenery is very dramatic, and varied. The views are amazing. The native birds and butterflies and other fauna are remarkable. But the flowers - they're just stunning. Little did I know how this would fire up my interest in plants. While living in England, I had always had an interest in flowers and plants, indeed I ran a plant nursery with my husband for many years, but had not spent a great deal of time pursuing botany. But when walking in Tenerife, I noticed all the unfamiliar shapes of the local flowers, and longed to find out more about them. There are literally hundreds of species endemic to just Tenerife (or even just one part of it), the Canary Islands, or Macronesia (the Atlantic Islands, including Madeira, Canaries and Azores). They are so exciting, and so many of them are really showy as well. So I have started this blog to share with you my excitement at all the great sights I see when walking in Tenerife. I hope you'll enjoy it - and want to come here and experience it for yourself.

Posted on January 4, 2015, in Botanical interest, South Tenerife, Walking book 'Tenerife Nature Walks', Walks in Tenerife and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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