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A Walk Through Gibraltar

by aaronbarry
31 July 2017 · 2 min read

Gibraltar is a beautifully sunny place perfect for a family holiday or a romantic, relaxing couple’s getaway. There are a lot of fun activities to take part in and historic landmarks to see on your trip, which means you’ll never be stuck when you’re planning your time. One of the best things about Gibraltar is the warm weather and gorgeous scenery, which is what brings holidaymakers from around the world to this amazing Mediterranean location. If you’re looking to escape from the stress of work and relax on your holiday, then taking a long walk is a great way to chill out and forget your worries. We’ve put together a handy walking guide with a few of the best footpaths to take a stroll down, so you can the best of what Gibraltar has to offer.

Devil’s Gap

The Devil’s Gap Battery is a decommissioned antique anti-aircraft battery that has been used for military defensive purposes in a number of wars and conflicts, including The Great Siege of Gibraltar and The Spanish Civil War. Visit this historic site by taking a walk along the Devil’s Gap footpath, which links the battery with Gibraltar’s upper town. The route will give you amazing views of the cityscape and the bay, which will make some great photos for your holiday album.

Set out from the upper town and make your way to Devil’s Point, which has been used historically as a strategic point and derives its name from the Spanish Punta del Diablo. It’s believed that this historic footpath has been around since the early 18th century, which means that you’ll be walking through one of the oldest known pathways in Gibraltar. In 2013 the Devil’s Gap was refurbished to increase the width of the path and include informational signposts so you can learn more about the history of the local area.

Douglas Path

This is the ultimate footpath for those interested in the history of military interaction in Gibraltar. Douglas Path takes you on a stroll along the top of the Rock of Gibraltar where you can stop to see all kinds of historic landmarks and military installations. After enjoying breakfast at our luxury hotel restaurants in Gibraltar, set out on a walk along this amazing pathway and visit some of the area’s most historic places. Start out at the Charles V Wall and make your way past Mount Misery before finishing your walk at Douglas Cave.

Inglis Way

This scenic footpath is the perfect way to get lost in Gibraltar and really see the beauty of the local area. Head out from your The Eliott Hotel Gibraltar hotel and take a stroll along the middle section of the Rock of Gibraltar on this 3,900ft path. The full footpath takes around two hours to complete making it the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon, but be sure to take some water and apply a high SPF. Whether you’re a couple looking to take a relaxing stroll or you’re hoping to get closer to nature and see the natural beauty of Gibraltar, the Inglis Way footpath has it all.

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