Moving time  2 hours 56 minutes

Time  3 hours 36 minutes

Coordinates 2127

Uploaded March 5, 2020

Recorded March 2020

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near Teba, Andalucía (España)

05 03 2020
Castillo de la Estrella - Tajo del Molino - Cueva de la Paloma (Teba, Málaga)

This walk starts on the outskirts of Teba village, 10 minute drive past Ardales.
Heading towards Campillos take the MA 5404 road and turn right following the signs to Teba. It is signposted going left, but this is a longer way round into Teba.
First I went to look at the Castillo de la Estrella (Teba Castle), which is the largest castle in malaga, built in the 13th century.
From the castle head back down and take the path on your right. You will see a building with 3 flags which is a mill (Molino Lucero), here take the path to the left which will bring you to entrance of Teba gorge (Tajo del Molino).
When you cross over the river Rio de la Venta, go around the water station Toma del Agua and follow the rough path that will take you to the cave Cueva de las Palomas.
There is some scaffolding and steps that will take you down to the entrance of the cave which is padlocked.
Make your way back to the gorge and go through it. There are some faint paths but you will have to work out the best way to climb over the rocks and boulders and avoid the river. I didn't find it a problem. At the other side of the gorge I found a spot to have a break. It was nice to hear and see a lot of birds in the area.
You walk along the river for about 1Km before you start an uphill climb that picks up on the GR 249.5 (Teba to Campillos route).
Keep on this path passing a field on your left and rocky hills on your right.
Teba castle will be in front of you.
The final section will be a the main road.
Very pleasant walk, with a bit of a challenge at the gorge, but nothing to worry about.
Parking

Start of walk

Information

Information Board

Castle

Castillo de la Estrella

panorama

Teba y Castillo

Castle

Castillo

Information

Information Board

Intersection

Turn right

Intersection

Cross main road stay left

Intersection

Straight ahead

panorama

Views

Photo

Little hamlet

Bridge

Turn right at bridge

Information

Toma de Agua

Intersection

Cross over the road

Castle

Castillo de la Estrella

Photo

Wooden steps

Cave

Cueva de la Paloma

Cave

Cueva

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Path

panorama

Tajo del Molino

Cave

Cueva

Cave

Cave

Information

Cross over Rio de la Venta

Intersection

Straight ahead

River

Rio de la Venta

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Path

Information

Sign post, Majadilla de Antequera

panorama

Views of Teba

panorama

Views

Intersection

Turn right on main road

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