Walking in English : The Canencia pine forest

Sábado, 15/ Domingo 16, junio, 2019
Morning route (9 a.m)

Temáticas foto de la excursión

A walk in the shade through the splendid Canencia Pass pine forests.

Datos técnicos

Starts : 9 am from Templo de Debod, Monumento a los Caídos, calle Ferraz..
9.15 am from Plaza de Castilla.
Ends : 3 pm in Plaza de España.
Price : 30€ (Members : 28€).
Breakfast : No stops for breakfast.
Distance : 5 kms.
Ascent : 30 m (50m cumulative gain).
Descent : 30 m (50m cumulative gain).
Morning Walks. These level 1 routes offer short walks in the countryside on a Saturday morning, returning in time for lunch around 15.00 (Plaza de Castilla). Bear in mind that traffic or similar problems could cause delay when returning to Madrid.


The first of a series of beautiful walks in nature, combining wonderful scenery, fresh air and exercise with the learning and practice of English in a relaxing, enjoyable and natural way. Ratio : 1 teacher/10 pupils.

This route goes through the Canencia Pass northern pine forests down to Canencia in the Province of Madrid.
Route description
An easy, short, circular route starting and ending at Canencia Pass.
Natural Landscape
The pine forests surrounding Canencia Pass are one of the the finest and best preserved. Extending from Morcuera Pass to Cabrera covering the northern slopes towards Lozoya Valley. Valleys with birch trees, yew trees, rowan trees and hawthorns providing shade.
Recommended Equipment
Although it is a level 1 route we recommend mountain boots or walking shoes as well as a waterproof jacket, a fleece, a snack, some wáter (1.5 litres minimum) a personal first aid kit, sunscreen (face and lips) and a hat. We also advise the use of trekking poles as we will be walking in the mountains and we recommend bringing a bag with a change of clothes which you can leave in the luggage hold of the coach in case you want to get changed. Also extra footwear which you will need to change before getting onto the coach. Trekking poles must also be left in the hold.

The teacher
Teresa Sasportas is a native English speaker and a fully qualified teacher, interpreter and translator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in languages from London University and TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language). As well as teaching English at schools, academies and in business companies, she has worked for the Ministry of Culture and was a British Council teacher at the British Institute Madrid for over 25 years.