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Tenerife´s Lake District
« on: April 26, 2013 »
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  • Finally we found the Lakes and had a wonderful walk through the beautiful wild flowers.

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    « Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013 »
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  • It is interesting to see how much prettier the terraces are since the recent fire.  This cleared out all the shrubs and fresh grass has grown back.  Just a pity that very little of it is cultivated now.  Recent photo attached.

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  • Just imagine how fit the workers must have been to work those terraces. It does not bear thinking about.

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  • Where is this please?

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    « Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013 »
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  • Straight through Santiago del Teide, over the crest of the hill above Valle Ariba, then you will see the "Lake District" on the left.  You can park by the bus stop next to the restaurant on the corner, where the junction is with the Los Llanos road which goes off to the right, then walk along the road for a short distance, then take the track down to the left.  Alternatively, park in Erjos and walk down the first road to the left, turn left at the church, then down the path on the left at the corner.  Keep straight on where another path goes off to the right in about 100 m.  Then just follow the path through the Lake District.  There is an information sign with descriptions of all the wild life by the first lake.  Lovely wild flowers, lots of frogs and water fowl.

    This area is also the starting point for several lovely walks in the area, some of which are signposted and documented (the Visitor Centre in Santiago has maps).  The walk through the laurel forest and round Montana Gala (the hill above the "Lake District" with the fire watch tower) is a particular favourite.

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    « Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013 »
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  • This sounds glorious.  I am coming out in a few weeks and would love to visit the area.  I am fortunate enough to live in the English Lake District.  I wonder if someone could advise if it it possible to visit the area using public transport or taking a taxi.

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    « Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013 »
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  • The name "Lake District" applied to Santiago is very much tongue in cheek!  It's nothing like the English Lake District! It does have a couple of ponds, which is unusual in Tenerife.   Having said that it is a beautiful area in its own way and well worth a visit.  Yes, you can take a Titsa bus and I would guess it would be the LG to Puerto de la Cruz route.  Taxi would be around 20 euros each way and it would be tricky to arrange the return.  Why not hire a car?

    To make a perfect day out go on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday and stop for lunch at the Girasol pub in Tamaimo on the way back.  Wonderful leg of pork with chips for a few euros, but only on these days.  Girasol is the pub on the right 100 metres from the T junction where you would be turning right on your way back to Los G.  Excellent arapas also available Mon - Sat (Toasted corn bread stuffed with cheese, tuna, shredded beef, or chicken, etc - a Tenerife speciality).