A walk in the winter has an appeal all of it’s own. The mild weather we’re having at the moment, makes it ideal for getting out in the fresh air and enjoying the beautiful countryside.

Add to that, the boost to your mood and fitness levels and there’s no excuse to stay indoors.

Here’s a great local walk that’s ideal for a Sunday outing.

Hisarönü to Kayaköy

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Our walking group, both two and four legged friends

This pleasant walk of approximately 7km, starts from just behind the Hotel Telmessos in Hisarönü.

The path is mostly downhill and takes you through the pine forest. There are a couple of hilly sections at the beginning but mostly it is flat or downhill.

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
There are a couple of hilly sections at the start of the walk
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
You can see the hills aren’t too steep
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Generally the path through the pine forest is flat or downhill
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Here’s a downhill section

There are waymarkers along the path so keep an eye out for them.

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Keep an eye out for the red and white waymarkers

You don’t have to walk the whole way through the pine forests, there are many places where you can join the road.

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
A bit of a scramble down to the road but there are places that are on a level. Photograph by Süleyman Akbay
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
A bit of a scramble where we joined the road
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
You can walk part way on the road if you choose

Things to see along the way

Keep your eyes open along the way as there are many things to see.

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Beautiful spring flowers blossoming early with the mild weather. Photograph by Süleyman Akbay.
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
A budding Mandrake
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
The path goes past a tomb carved into the rock. Photograph by Süleyman Akbay.
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
A trough with fresh mountain spring water. Photograph by Süleyman Akbay.
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
A curious ostrich in Kayaköy

And then there are the views…

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Looking across to Ölüdeniz
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Pine forests and snow capped mountains

A perfect end to a wonderful walk is Sunday lunch in Kayaköy

We went to Caspers where Michelle and her team provided us with the most delicious roast dinner followed by strawberry cheesecake. And boy were we ready for it!

A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Sunday roast at Caspers – choice of chicken or lamb
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
We’d worked up quite an appetite
A winter walk - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Just when you think you can’t eat another mouthful, out comes the strawberry cheesecake

If you’re a keen walker you may want to walk back too or, there is a dolmuş back to Hisarönü on the hour, every hour.

 

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