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i närheten av Acebuchal, Andalucía (España)
The route from Acebuchal towards Cortijo del Daire is initially followed, turning off at the Arroyo de Zarzadillo towards Cortijo Mirlo. With the easy bit behind you and a small cairn marking the path opposite the ruins, strike off and commence the twisting climb. The path is reasonably evident and can be seen from the ruins as it ascends towards the jagged horizon.
Eventually the path crests onto the Cuesta Civiles giving excellent views down onto the ruins of Venta Panaderos, and further afield to the Costas. Route finding now becomes less easy as the path descends and rises amongst rocky outcrops. Some small cairns - not easily distinguished amongst all the stones!- give some indication of the way forward. If all has gone well some large painted arrows on pine trees then show the way (here the path is joined by the alternative route from near Cortijo del Daire). Despite this, there is lack of route for a short distance, head upwards towards the hunting marker posts on the horizon. A steep scree slope brings you out onto the Collado Perdiz.
Pause and take in the extensive views; these improve as you follow the now very evident path towards the summit of Lucero topped with the ruins of a Guardia Civil Barracks.
Back track towards the Collado Perdiz and follow the very evident path to the track leading to the Marble Quarry. Turn left along the track and just beyond the quarry buildings the path turns right at a marker post for Puerto Competa.
Descend towards Puerto Blanquillo turning left at a marker post. This path leads directly towards Cortijo del Daire. From here the track is followed, joining the outbound route back to Acebuchal.
Map (1:25,000), compass, GPS and walking poles are highly recommended.