With at least one recent post referencing walking, I thought it might be a good idea to start a dedicated thread. Tips on where to go both here and abroad and how it may loosely intersect with wine and food. I’ve spent a lot of time walking in the Alpujarra, south from Granada, inspired originally by Gerald Brennan’s famous book. It’s a place to go to recharge the batteries, with real variety from the orchards of La Taha to strenuous hikes up into the Sierra Nevada. Rustic hotels and guest houses with great character; rustic local wine too in the less positive application of the word. Just back from Majorca (sunning, not walking) but noticed that the GR-221 Serra de Tramuntana trail (eight stages, Andratx to Pollença) passes through Deià, home to the Belmond La Residencia with its Michelin-starred restaurant. Could be a good base to walk from with Sóller in one direction and Valldemossa in the other. We dropped in for lunch at their Cafe Miro - very enjoyable and a hefty list with all the Spanish classics. Back in the UK, we’re trying to knock off a Wainwright in the Lakes every month which mostly involves day trips and a well-deserved pint at the end. One round-trip, overnight option planned though is to park at Mardale Head at the top of Haweswater (accessed via Shap), head up and over High Street via a great ridge walk then drop down into the Troutbeck Valley and stay over at the Queens Head, heading back next day by a different route. The Queens Head dates back to Elizabethan times but sadly they had a major fire a couple of years back. Still a good place to stay, away from the hordes.