Victim of its own success

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Victim of its own success
: PATH CLOSED: Too many ramblers chose to trek along the Moraig-Llebeig path Photo credit: Policia Local, Benitachell

BENITACHELL’S Policia Local had to close the clifftop path that links the Moraig and Llebeig beaches last Saturday.

Earlier, the path saw a constant stream of hikers with the police already keeping a watchful eye on the car parks that give access to each end of the path.

At one point, towards the the last stretch of the path that descends to Cala Llebeig the trekkers were practically queuing, police said, while the beach below was already filling up.

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By mid-day it was clear that the path would have to be closed not only to ensure that the anti-Covid distancing regulations could be complied with, but to safeguard the excursionists’ physical safety.

To some extent, the popular Moraig-Llebeig path is the victim of its own success, attracting an increasing number of hikers each weekend, as the weather improves and travel restrictions prevent them from going further afield.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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