Walking on La Palma (Paperback)

The world's steepest island

By Paddy Dillon

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852846046, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/15/2019)

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With a rich history from its unusual volcanic formation to a series of battles and conquests as well as holding a prominent position in the military career of Franco, the Canary Islands offer a wealth of experience to all visitors. La Palma, reputed to be one of the steepest islands in the world, is the latest location for prolific outdoorsman Paddy Dillon to conquer on foot.

The history of the islands merges seamlessly with the needs of the modern walker, as rugged, centuries-old mule tracks and pilgrim trails are now cleared and repaired, ready and waiting for new use by walking enthusiasts.

With 45 routes described in this new guide, from one-day walks to long-distance trails including the GR130 around the island, La Palma’s rocky treks and mountain paths are ideal for walkers of most abilities.

  • includes the Caldera de Taburiente national park
  • sections on geology, wildlife and plants and flowers
  • practical information including accommodation, money and language

About the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.