The Magic of Walking
Aguamanza, La Orotava Valley, Tenerife.
I must begin by telling you that I am a “newby” when it comes to walking and hiking. But, I wanted to write something about the subject and the first walk I did which inspired me to want to walk more.
I have lived on the beautiful island of Tenerife for 27 years and thought I knew it quite well, that is, until I started walking. Since then I have been to places that I have never even heard of, seen landscapes that I never knew existed, and experienced enjoyment in something I never thought possible.
Something or someone waved a magic wand over me that day, as I now love forest walks. Whilst I am still not very fit and I still struggle with some paths if craggy or a little steep, every time I walk again I feel am getting better at it and I love it more and more.
If nothing else, I hope that this narrative inspires at least one of you who may happen to read this to try a walk in our beautiful hills and mountains. It doesn’t have to be a long walk and it doesn’t have to be hard. However, what it does have to be is enjoyable. So go on ………. give it a go. You never know – you might just fall under a magic spell too!
For further information regarding Tenerife’s great outdoors, please see: www.tenerife-guided-walks.com