Vista 5738 veces, descargada 50 veces
preto de Velestovo, Општина Охрид (Македонија)
In the main square of Velestovo there is a spring water tap if you need a refill. Everyone was drinking from it and it didn't make me sick.
The walk up follows a trail sent to me by some friends at Mountain Rescue - so thanks for that boys! I forgot to mark it but there is a farm house off to the left where you can see I did a little diversion. It has the most gorgeous fluffy puppy you have ever seen who is super friendly and loves a cuddle (and his daddy who will also eventually let you pat him but you have to work up to it).
The way up is well marked until you get to the meadow with the signpost. After that the track becomes rather indistinct in places so it is easy to lose it. No problems though - if you basically stick to the left on the way up and the right on the way down you can't go too far wrong...just don't fall off the cliffs! You will see from my track that I lost touch a few times. I wasn't sure where the track actually finished officially so I have marked three viewpoints which looked probable.
On the way down, past Velestovo on the way back to Ohrid, I found another track rather than walk back along the road. It wasn't marked but it is definitely well used and pretty easy to see. I can't promise that you are not walking through private land though so up to you if you want to use it. THere is a small section where you have to fight your way through a fallen tree just after the start but other than that it is all good. Just before you rejoin the road there are some black dogs who do a lot of barking and talk a good game but, let's face it, Labradors were never meant to be guard dogs so they really are all bark and no bite. If you are worried take along a couple of bits of salami to placate them.
This is my first one of these that I am posting so please tell me if you like it or if I have done anything wrong!!