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Blog and website updates / 16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit.
« Last post by Clive on January 07, 2020, 11:56 AM »
16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit.

San Mauricio lake Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant MauriciThere are sixteen areas designated national parks in Spain. Ten are in the Iberian Peninsula, four are in the Canary Islands and one is in the Balearic Islands. National parks are different to natural parks in that the area they cover is predominantly wilderness with less human impact in their history and evolution. Natural parks … Continue reading 16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit.


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Blog and website updates / Wild Andalucia Wildlife and Birdwatching tours in Spain
« Last post by Clive on January 06, 2020, 11:56 AM »
Wild Andalucia Wildlife and Birdwatching tours in Spain

Wild Andalucia bird watching and wildlife toursFantastic to see Alvaro of Wild Andalucia doing well with his wildlife and birding day trips and holidays. Another brilliant addition to the Wildside Holidays website… Local guide, local knowledge! Read more about Wild Andalucia here…


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The Picos de Europa, Wildlife, Skiing and Spectacular Scenery.

Welcome to The Picos de Europa, your complete English guide to these beautiful mountains of Northern Spain.I’ve known Lisa Stuart for quite a few years now, when, before facebook overtook the world she was an active member of a forum created by nature lovers in Spain called iberianature. I even had the immense privelege of staying in the guesthouse she runs along with husband Mike in the Picos de Europa of … Continue reading The Picos de Europa, Wildlife, Skiing and Spectacular Scenery.


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Spanish Steps – Culture, Gastronomy, Retreats and the Camino de Santiago

Spanish steps Camino de Santiago Walking Tours. Retreats. Workshops.I absolutely love the style and ethics of this company that have been running guided walking along the Camino de Santiago since 1996…. To be going so long they certainly must be doing something right! Along with guided walking you have language courses, cooking courses, yoga and retreats. All set in their stunning hotel in … Continue reading Spanish Steps – Culture, Gastronomy, Retreats and the Camino de Santiago


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Blog and website updates / August flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema
« Last post by Clive on January 03, 2020, 11:56 AM »
August flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema

nerium-oleanderThis is a golden month, as most annual flowers have finished their colourful phase, produced their seed heads and dried completely to a straw colour. Although if you look in the right places there are still flowers to be found; watercourses, irrigated areas, animal watering troughs, damp meadows and high mountains will offer the best … Continue reading August flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema


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Blog and website updates / July flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema
« Last post by Clive on January 02, 2020, 11:55 AM »
July flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema

There will be a marked difference between the first and second parts of this month as plants succumb to the heat and set their seeds. Areas that have held high moisture levels during the winter and spring will now come into their own with ribbons of bright pink Oleanders mapping the watercourses with Penny Royal … Continue reading July flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema


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A couple of new interesting companies added to Wildside Holidays.

edible bike toursBoth based in the Ronda area of Western Andalucia it great to see these new holiday startups. I Love Lucid has a new concept of cultural, gastronomic and activity holidays without alcohol… Alcohol free holidays (thats holidays without alcohol not free alchol whilst you are on your holiday!)   Edible Bike Tours have combined a … Continue reading A couple of new interesting companies added to Wildside Holidays.


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Blog and website updates / Flowering plants – May in the Sierra de Grazalema
« Last post by Clive on December 31, 2019, 11:55 AM »
Flowering plants – May in the Sierra de Grazalema

paeonia-broteroiSpring is in full swing during the month of May and the plants in flower are so numerous that it is difficult to choose which ones to mention here. You will see that the waysides and meadows hold a tremendous variety, pause to count how many species you can find in just one square metre! … Continue reading Flowering plants – May in the Sierra de Grazalema


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Blog and website updates / The Best Paradors in Natural Parks of Spain
« Last post by Clive on December 30, 2019, 11:55 AM »
The Best Paradors in Natural Parks of Spain

Founded in 1928 by order of King Alphonso XIII the Paradores of Spain are made up of medieval castles, Moorish fortresses, ancient monasteries, palaces and stately homes. Many paradors are set in town and city centres whlst others are situated within large estates and stunning natural parks…. There are now over 90 paradors in Spain … Continue reading The Best Paradors in Natural Parks of Spain


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Blog and website updates / Cork and its huge importance to the environment
« Last post by Clive on December 29, 2019, 11:56 AM »
Cork and its huge importance to the environment

Quercus suber is a type of evergreen oak tree native to the Mediterranean region. The tree has adapted to the problems of fire and drought in this area by growing a thicker bark as a protective layer. This outer layer of cork has many industrial uses and huge open forests have been developed to benefit … Continue reading Cork and its huge importance to the environment


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