Spain, but not as you know it..

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Watching baby vultures teetering on the edge of the cliff top nests in the Ura Gorge; orchids and other alpine type flowers around every corner; the limestone ridges and flat topped hills (as filmed in Spaghetti westerns!); fabulous, authentic Spanish food at the lovely little hotel.

What did you think of your group leader?

Chris was great -he knew the area so well over many years and obviously loved it. He brought great enjoyment to the walks and looked after all of us ladies very well, from start to finish.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Be prepared for whole days of good walking, sometimes on rough terrain. Good boots and sticks will help. Bring layers, as in mid May it's still pleasantly cool at night, but hot enough in the daytime to need sun protection and a hat. ..and binoculars - for spotting vultures and storks

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I wish I had remembered to bring my binoculars! Do this trip, but don't tell too many people. Covarrubias is a secret gem.