A walk in the winter has an appeal all of it’s own. After the weather we’ve had this year, sunny days make you want to get out in the fresh air and enjoy 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

 Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

This pleasant walk of just over 10km, starts from just behind the Hotel Telmessos in Hisarönü.

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

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

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
This is the steepest section
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
There are a couple of hilly sections at the beginning of the walk
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Generally the path through the forest is flat or downhill

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

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

Eventually the path brings you out in the abandoned village in Kayaköy.

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy Winter walking - Hisarönü to KayaköyAround Belen

Once you reach Kayaköy you can either stop there or take a walk round the village. There is a circular walk around Belen that takes about an hour if you want to walk further.

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Turn right at the tea rooms in Kayaköy and follow the road on a circular route through Belen
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Rock tombs and sarcophagi on the Belen walk
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
The roads skirts round Kayaköy through some beautiful countryside

One of the benefits of getting off the beaten track and walking is you see so much that you would otherwise miss.

Breathtaking views

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
The snow capped Çal Dağ
The forests are absolutely beautiful – you just have to stop and take it in!
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Everywhere you look there are pine forests and snow capped mountains
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
The majestic Babadağ overlooks the Kaya valley

Spring is bursting out all over

Winter is coming to an end and spring is just around the corner.

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

People you meet along the way…

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
This lady was happily working in a clearing in the forest where they keep bees
Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Everyone is happy and friendly

…and a few curious animals too

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Photograph by Maggie Upton-Todd

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy
Photograph by Maggie Upton-Todd

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 lemon cheesecake. And boy were we ready for it!

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

Winter walking - Hisarönü to Kayaköy

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.

 

3 COMMENTS

    • Hello Kathy

      Thank you for your comment

      These walks are carried out by a small group throughout the winter for the articles. We are not an official walking group however, there are groups in Fethiye that you would be able to join.

      Kind regards

      Lyn.

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