Oct
4
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ JAVEA - Rafalets to Las Laderas
Oct 4 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Healthy Walking @ JAVEA - Rafalets to Las Laderas
JAVEA – Rafalets to Las Laderas
DATE: Start Time: 9 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 04th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Thursday 06th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation Benitachell road CV740. GPS: 38°45’44.9″N, 0°08’55.4″E
Walking Route Distance : 4,5 km Across to the La Colina area and around the woods and country lanes.
Terrain Walking Surface Single dirt paths, wide stoney tracks and some quiet tarmac roads.
Ascent One small hill at the beginning.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to
Javea(CV740). Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Approximately 200 meters pass the garden centre turn right into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox/El Paso roundabout onto CV740 to Benitachell. Go straight over the next roundabout and after approximately 800 meters turn left into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
Oct
6
Thu
2022
Healthy Walking @ JAVEA - Rafalets to Las Laderas
Oct 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Healthy Walking @ JAVEA - Rafalets to Las Laderas
JAVEA – Rafalets to Las Laderas
DATE: Start Time: 9 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 04th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Thursday 06th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Entrance area to Rafalet urbanisation Benitachell road CV740. GPS: 38°45’44.9″N, 0°08’55.4″E
Walking Route Distance : 4,5 km Across to the La Colina area and around the woods and country lanes.
Terrain Walking Surface Single dirt paths, wide stoney tracks and some quiet tarmac roads.
Ascent One small hill at the beginning.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to
Javea(CV740). Continue on this road passing the golf course and then a garden centre, both on the right. Approximately 200 meters pass the garden centre turn right into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox/El Paso roundabout onto CV740 to Benitachell. Go straight over the next roundabout and after approximately 800 meters turn left into Rafalet on the corner of Calle del mar de Noruega.
Oct
10
Mon
2022
The History of Crude Oil from Mesopotamian Origins to Colonel Drake @ La Senieta (Theatre), Moraira
Oct 10 @ 10:30 – 11:30

 – From Mesopotamian Origins to Colonel Drake

The discovery of crude oil and bitumen can be traced back to the Neandertals but more widespread use started in Mesopotamia around 8000BC. Ziggurats were made secure by bitumen oil mortar and Nebuchadnezzar allegedly waterproofed his hanging gardens with bitumen.

Unlikely medicinal uses were found and it was not long before the flammable properties of crude were exploited by the Byzantines who made oil grenades as a naval warfare weapon. We will see that in North America the native Indians were using crude oil as an insecticide and for skin treatments long before the famous sinking of Drake’s Well in Pennsylvania in 1861.

Oct
11
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ JESUS POBRE - around the 3 Windmills
Oct 11 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Healthy Walking @ JESUS POBRE - around the 3 Windmills
JESUS POBRE – around the 3 Windmills
DATE: Start Time: 9 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 11th Oct Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Thursday 13th Oct Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Car park next to Riu Rau market area. GPS: 38.798267 N, 0.086348 E
Walking Route Distance : This is a circular route around three windmills taking in the countryside near Jesus Pobre with splendid views.
Terrain Walking Surface All country tarmac or concrete roads. Shortcut: dirt and rock path, level.
Ascent Slight.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Drive to Javea all the way to the Ferrobox roundabout on the CV734. Turn left there towards Gata;
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata; Turn right at the second roundabout onto the CV738 towards Jesús Pobre.
All:Turn right at the second roundabout onto the CV738 towards Jesús Pobre. Go past the turning to Casa Antigua Dog Kennels. In Jesus Pobre drive up the slight hill past the pharmacy and immediately after the pedestrian crossing turn left into Carrer Pare Pere. Continue past the square and take the next left into Carrer Ametllers. At the end of the street turn left along Carrer del Pinaret. Park on the spare ground on the right.
Oct
13
Thu
2022
Healthy Walking @ JESUS POBRE - around the 3 Windmills
Oct 13 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Healthy Walking @ JESUS POBRE - around the 3 Windmills
JESUS POBRE – around the 3 Windmills
DATE: Start Time: 9 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 11th Oct Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Thursday 13th Oct Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Car park next to Riu Rau market area. GPS: 38.798267 N, 0.086348 E
Walking Route Distance : This is a circular route around three windmills taking in the countryside near Jesus Pobre with splendid views.
Terrain Walking Surface All country tarmac or concrete roads. Shortcut: dirt and rock path, level.
Ascent Slight.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Drive to Javea all the way to the Ferrobox roundabout on the CV734. Turn left there towards Gata;
From Javea:
Leave Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata; Turn right at the second roundabout onto the CV738 towards Jesús Pobre.
All:Turn right at the second roundabout onto the CV738 towards Jesús Pobre. Go past the turning to Casa Antigua Dog Kennels. In Jesus Pobre drive up the slight hill past the pharmacy and immediately after the pedestrian crossing turn left into Carrer Pare Pere. Continue past the square and take the next left into Carrer Ametllers. At the end of the street turn left along Carrer del Pinaret. Park on the spare ground on the right.
Oct
18
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ LLIBER - Lliber zoo
Oct 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ LLIBER - Lliber zoo
LLIBER – Lliber zoo
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 18th Oct Andy & Jacqui  
Thursday 20th Oct Andy & Jacqui  
Duration 1hr 15min
Meeting Point The Lliber public parking at Travesia el Pla. GPS: 38.74194 N, 0.00765 E
Walking Route Distance : 5,35 km Starts in the village and follows the valley paths returning to Llíber by the village back roads. We pass a small zoo hidden between Lliber and Gata. Excellent views of the valley and the campo behind Llíber.
Terrain Walking Surface Initially, the path is flat on concrete and compacted dirt. 800m uphill through the woods on rocky path. Tarmac for last 20 mins back to the village.
Ascent 100m Steep tarmac hill after the woods. 90m altitude difference.
Directions to Meeting Point Coming from Teulada, take the N332 towards Benissa. About 1km after the Benissa (Pedrera) trading estate stay on the new N332 Benissa bye-pass. After about 2km. take the slip road signposted for CV749 – Pinas and CV750 Xalo (Jalon). At the roundabout take the 1st exit to Xalo (Jalon) CV750.
Continue towards Jalon for approx 4 km.
After passing the AroMas restaurant on your right, turn right in 300m. The right turn has a small signpost showing LLIBER 1km. Go along this narrow road, crossing over two junctions. The parking (on the right) can be seen ahead from some distance.
Oct
20
Thu
2022
Healthy Walking @ LLIBER - Lliber zoo
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ LLIBER - Lliber zoo
LLIBER – Lliber zoo
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 18th Oct Andy & Jacqui  
Thursday 20th Oct Andy & Jacqui  
Duration 1hr 15min
Meeting Point The Lliber public parking at Travesia el Pla. GPS: 38.74194 N, 0.00765 E
Walking Route Distance : 5,35 km Starts in the village and follows the valley paths returning to Llíber by the village back roads. We pass a small zoo hidden between Lliber and Gata. Excellent views of the valley and the campo behind Llíber.
Terrain Walking Surface Initially, the path is flat on concrete and compacted dirt. 800m uphill through the woods on rocky path. Tarmac for last 20 mins back to the village.
Ascent 100m Steep tarmac hill after the woods. 90m altitude difference.
Directions to Meeting Point Coming from Teulada, take the N332 towards Benissa. About 1km after the Benissa (Pedrera) trading estate stay on the new N332 Benissa bye-pass. After about 2km. take the slip road signposted for CV749 – Pinas and CV750 Xalo (Jalon). At the roundabout take the 1st exit to Xalo (Jalon) CV750.
Continue towards Jalon for approx 4 km.
After passing the AroMas restaurant on your right, turn right in 300m. The right turn has a small signpost showing LLIBER 1km. Go along this narrow road, crossing over two junctions. The parking (on the right) can be seen ahead from some distance.
Oct
24
Mon
2022
The History of the Submarine @ La Senieta, Moraira
Oct 24 @ 10:30 – 11:30

This talk ends at the beginning of the first World War before submarines became sophisticated vessels so there is no highly technical content.

The first fully recorded submarine was built in 1620 by a Dutchman, Cornelius Van Drebbel, who was in the service of King James 1st of England. Despite it being an underwater rowing boat, it proved to be very successful and Von Drebbel later built two larger versions in one of which it is believed the King accompanied Van Drebbel in a voyage up the river Thames.

Von Drebbel’s submarine was watched by thousands of disbelieving Londoners who gathered along the banks of the Thames.

However, it wasn’t until 155 years later in 1775 when an American called David Bushnell built a submarine intended to sink British warships during the American revolution against the British, that the full possibilities began to be realised by Governments and various prototypes began to be constructed.

In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned another American, called Robert Fulton to build a submarine intended to sink British vessels but despite building a submarine which proved to be perfectly viable the French Naval authorities decided to abandon the project.

Various other experimental submarines were built in the following years but it wasn’t until the American Civil War that the Confederate submarine ‘Hunley’ successfully sank the Union warship ‘Housatonic’ in 1864 by ramming an explosive charge into its hull. Unfortunately, the explosion was so powerful that the Hunley submarine also sank.

 

Oct
25
Tue
2022
Bio Park, Valencia
Oct 25 all-day
Bio Park, Valencia
Price: €30, including entrance to the Bio Park

The park offers the chance to immerse yourself in an arrangement of natural habitants and to experience the sensation of being a part of your surroundings together with the animals that live there.
In the Bio Park the barriers between visitors and animals seem to disappear. There is the opportunity to see wild animals in their own environment eg savannahs, wetlands and tropical forests.

Healthy Walking @ GATA de GORGOS - Camis and trails towards Jesus Pobre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ GATA de GORGOS - Camis and trails towards Jesus Pobre
GATA de GORGOS – Camis and trails towards Jesus Pobre
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 25th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Thursday 27th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Public Parking next to the historical washing place “llavador de la Rana”
GPS: 38.78267, 0.09396
Walking Route Distance : 4,8 km Around the lanes and tracks between Gata and Jesus Pobre. Amazing views in all directions.
Terrain Walking Surface Almost all tarmac – concrete roads. One small section of dirt path.
Ascent Negligible.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira: Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740) to the Ferrobox roundabout(carretera gata crossing). Turn left here on the CV734 towards Gata;
From Javea: Leave Javea on the CV734 towards Gata. Go straight across the Ferrobox roundabout;

All: Pass the crematorio and fuel station. At the 3th roundabout just outside Gata de Gorgos, turn right and at the T-junction turn right again. Pass the back of the White house with Blue around windows and park in the parking area immediately after where the road turns left.

Oct
27
Thu
2022
Healthy Walking @ GATA de GORGOS - Camis and trails towards Jesus Pobre
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ GATA de GORGOS - Camis and trails towards Jesus Pobre
GATA de GORGOS – Camis and trails towards Jesus Pobre
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 25th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Thursday 27th Oct Phil & Debbie  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Public Parking next to the historical washing place “llavador de la Rana”
GPS: 38.78267, 0.09396
Walking Route Distance : 4,8 km Around the lanes and tracks between Gata and Jesus Pobre. Amazing views in all directions.
Terrain Walking Surface Almost all tarmac – concrete roads. One small section of dirt path.
Ascent Negligible.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira: Take the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights and drive to Javea(CV740) to the Ferrobox roundabout(carretera gata crossing). Turn left here on the CV734 towards Gata;
From Javea: Leave Javea on the CV734 towards Gata. Go straight across the Ferrobox roundabout;

All: Pass the crematorio and fuel station. At the 3th roundabout just outside Gata de Gorgos, turn right and at the T-junction turn right again. Pass the back of the White house with Blue around windows and park in the parking area immediately after where the road turns left.

Nov
1
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ BENITACHELL – Cumbre Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park
Nov 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ BENITACHELL – Cumbre Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park
BENITACHELL – Cumbre Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park
DATE: Start Time: 10am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 01th Nov Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Thursday 03th Nov Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Duration Full: 1 hr 25. (6 kms) / Avoid Deep Gorge: 1 hr 10. (5.2 kms)
Meeting Point Cumbre Del Sol calle Dalias behind the Information Centre (Benitachell side).
GPS: 38°43’43.2″N 0°09’47.5″E
Walking Route Distance : full 6 km / short 5,2 km
Terrain Walking Surface Some rough gravel tracks. Major hills are concrete roads.
Ascent Two major hills to descend and ascend.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Turn right at Benitachell traffic lights. At the next traffic lights turn right up the hill to Cumbre.
From Jávea:
Go to Benitachell and turn left at traffic lights after Mas y Mas. Follow road up the long hill.
After the sharp right hand bend at the top, go down the hill, past the information centre on the right, U-turn and pass the other information centre and immediately turn sharp right into the side road behind the centre. Park here.
Nov
3
Thu
2022
Healthy Walking @ BENITACHELL – Cumbre Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park
Nov 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ BENITACHELL – Cumbre Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park
BENITACHELL – Cumbre Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park
DATE: Start Time: 10am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 01th Nov Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Thursday 03th Nov Dave & Betty (Frieda)  
Duration Full: 1 hr 25. (6 kms) / Avoid Deep Gorge: 1 hr 10. (5.2 kms)
Meeting Point Cumbre Del Sol calle Dalias behind the Information Centre (Benitachell side).
GPS: 38°43’43.2″N 0°09’47.5″E
Walking Route Distance : full 6 km / short 5,2 km
Terrain Walking Surface Some rough gravel tracks. Major hills are concrete roads.
Ascent Two major hills to descend and ascend.
Directions to Meeting Point From Moraira:
Turn right at Benitachell traffic lights. At the next traffic lights turn right up the hill to Cumbre.
From Jávea:
Go to Benitachell and turn left at traffic lights after Mas y Mas. Follow road up the long hill.
After the sharp right hand bend at the top, go down the hill, past the information centre on the right, U-turn and pass the other information centre and immediately turn sharp right into the side road behind the centre. Park here.
Nov
8
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - Countryside camis Railway via Cemetary
Nov 8 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - Countryside camis Railway via Cemetary
TEULADA – Countryside camis Railway via Cemetary
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 08th Nov Phil & Debbie  
Thursday 10th Nov Phil & Debbie  
Duration 1hr 10min plus stops
Meeting Point Teulada Poligono car park. GPS: 38°43’42.4″N 0°05’37.3″E
Walking Route Distance : 5,4 km Camis and paths railway station and cemetery
Terrain Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads. section of 400m dirt/stones and 150m woods path. Route goes under the railway once. Proper walking shoes required !
Ascent Medium hill out of Teulada. Mostly flat.
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada-Moraira:
Drive to the bottom of the main dual carriageway. At the first roundabout you take the SECOND exit (the first one takes you back into Teulada or the railway station), and it is at the next roundabout you take the FIRST exit and under the railway. At the next roundabout, turn left, then sharp right into the car park (watch out for cars leaving the car park!).
From Gata/Benissa:
Take N332 until you reach the roundabout outside Teulada. Turn to Teulada and at the next roundabout, turn right, then sharp right into the car park (watch out for cars leaving the car park!). Park close-by in front of the ecopark entrance.
Nov
10
Thu
2022
Shoe Shopping in Elche followed by Lunch at Campello
Nov 10 all-day

 

 

 

We will leave Moraira around 9:30-10 a.m.  Travel to the Factory shop in Elche.  On arrival, approx. 11:00-11:30, we will be offered a sample of the local drink and then have a talk about making shoes.  Around 20 mins.  We then go into the first part of the shop which is on the upper level.  All these shoes are discounted and are older stock.  When you are ready, go downstairs to the main shop.  It has various makes  of shoes, boots etc. some being new season.  Please note the prices are normal, not discounted price.

After we have all browsed around and bought our footwear, I hope to organise coffee before we travel back to Campello for a lovely menu del dia, including half a bottle of wine and water at 1:30.

The restaurant overlooks the Marina and is called La Cova http://restaurantelacova.es/ 

We would leave the restaurant around 3:30-4 p.m. and be back in Moraira for 5-5:30 p.m.

Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - Countryside camis Railway via Cemetary
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - Countryside camis Railway via Cemetary
TEULADA – Countryside camis Railway via Cemetary
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 08th Nov Phil & Debbie  
Thursday 10th Nov Phil & Debbie  
Duration 1hr 10min plus stops
Meeting Point Teulada Poligono car park. GPS: 38°43’42.4″N 0°05’37.3″E
Walking Route Distance : 5,4 km Camis and paths railway station and cemetery
Terrain Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads. section of 400m dirt/stones and 150m woods path. Route goes under the railway once. Proper walking shoes required !
Ascent Medium hill out of Teulada. Mostly flat.
Directions to Meeting Point From Teulada-Moraira:
Drive to the bottom of the main dual carriageway. At the first roundabout you take the SECOND exit (the first one takes you back into Teulada or the railway station), and it is at the next roundabout you take the FIRST exit and under the railway. At the next roundabout, turn left, then sharp right into the car park (watch out for cars leaving the car park!).
From Gata/Benissa:
Take N332 until you reach the roundabout outside Teulada. Turn to Teulada and at the next roundabout, turn right, then sharp right into the car park (watch out for cars leaving the car park!). Park close-by in front of the ecopark entrance.
Nov
14
Mon
2022
Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) The Most Flamboyant and Notorious of the English Romantic Poets. @ La Senieta (Theatre), Moraira
Nov 14 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Speaker: Angela Chantry

Lord Byron was a British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe. In 1812, Byron embarked on an affair with the passionate, eccentric – and married – Lady Caroline Lamb. The scandal shocked the British public. He also had affairs with Lady Oxford, Lady Frances Webster and, it has been claimed, with his married half-sister, Augusta Leigh. He was the man for whom the phrase “mad, bad and dangerous to know” was coined!

Nov
15
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - FONT HORTA and TOWN
Nov 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - FONT HORTA and TOWN
TEULADA – FONT HORTA and TOWN
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 15th Nov Brian & Noelene  
Thursday 17th Nov Brian & Noelene  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Car Park at bottom of hill on main street in Teulada in front of Rodafoc
GPS: 38.727519 N , 0.097250 E
Walking Route Distance : 4,2 km Around roads and paths in countyside and in Teulada itself
Terrain Walking Surface Roads and tracks.
Ascent 3 medium steep size hills
Directions to Meeting Point Drive to Teulada, go down main street and go left on the 1st roundabout, almost turning to drive back and park in the car park on the left hand side, in front of Rodafoc store. (It is the same car park used for the U3A-Moraira monthly meetings.)
Nov
17
Thu
2022
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - FONT HORTA and TOWN
Nov 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA - FONT HORTA and TOWN
TEULADA – FONT HORTA and TOWN
DATE: Start Time: 10 am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 15th Nov Brian & Noelene  
Thursday 17th Nov Brian & Noelene  
Duration 1hr
Meeting Point Car Park at bottom of hill on main street in Teulada in front of Rodafoc
GPS: 38.727519 N , 0.097250 E
Walking Route Distance : 4,2 km Around roads and paths in countyside and in Teulada itself
Terrain Walking Surface Roads and tracks.
Ascent 3 medium steep size hills
Directions to Meeting Point Drive to Teulada, go down main street and go left on the 1st roundabout, almost turning to drive back and park in the car park on the left hand side, in front of Rodafoc store. (It is the same car park used for the U3A-Moraira monthly meetings.)
Nov
22
Tue
2022
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA – Around Railway – N332 – Canor
Nov 22 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Healthy Walking @ TEULADA – Around Railway – N332 – Canor
TEULADA – Around Railway – N332 – Canor
DATE: Start Time: 10am WALK LEADER: Walks:
Tuesday 22th Nov Alex & Elaine  
Thursday 24th Nov Alex & Elaine  
Duration 1hr plus stops.
Meeting Point Teulada Poligono car park. GPS: 38°43’42.4″N 0°05’37.3″E
Walking Route Distance : 4,85 km Camis and paths north and east of the N332.
Terrain Walking Surface Mostly tarmac roads. Small section of dirt/gravel path. Route crosses the N332 twice and the railway once.
Ascent Medium hill out of Teulada. Mostly flat.
Directions to Meeting Point From Gata:
Take N322 until you reach the roundabout outside Teulada. Turn left and right into the car park. Park near Bar Poligono.
From Teulada:
Drive to the bottom of Teulada, go under railway line and at next roundabout turn left and park in the large car park, near Bar Poligono.