Sundays are for relaxing, Sundays are for sleeping in, for some, Sunday’s are for brunch or lunch…

Wait! Lunch sounds good and what better way to work up an appetite than a good walk.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to exercise which is available to all of us all the time – and it’s free!

Regular walking has been shown to improve not only your physical fitness levels, but also your mental alertness and emotional wellbeing.

The Fethiye Times walking group decided a spring walk was the order of the day and so we decided to walk in the Örtaköy area and finish up with Sunday lunch at Our House.

Walking in Örtaköy

Örtaköy is a small village near Seyikemer, about 20 minutes away from Fethiye. It’s in an ideal position for walkers of all levels of experience, from sedate ramblers to experienced hikers.

We started out at Our House and loosely planned a circular route that would take us two to three hours and get us back in time for lunch. Şener from Our House helped us with some directions and off we went.

We didn’t have a fixed route, just an idea of where we were going and Google maps just in case we wandered too far and got lost.

In photos:

The walk

Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy

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Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Quick stop for a Google maps check

Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy

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Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy

Things to see along the way

Stunning scenery

Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy

The local transport of choice

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Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
The drivers were definitely getting younger

Flora and fauna

Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Photograph courtesy of Carol Williams

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Two storks and an eagle soaring on high

Sunday lunch

Three hours and 12 km later we were ready for lunch. We’d heard good things about Sunday lunch at Our House and we weren’t disappointed. It was absolutely delicious.

Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Our House in Örtaköy – Photograph courtesy of Carol Williams
Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Smoked mackerel starter
Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Goats cheese shuffle starter
Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Traditional Sunday roast
Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Fruit crumble and custard

A great way to spend a Sunday…

Spring walking and Sunday lunch in Örtaköy
Photograph courtesy of Our House

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