Long distance walks don’t take you to summits. They are an optional extra. This applies to all the GR routes of Europe in the Alps, Pyrenees, and here in Corsica. It also applies in Britain if you walk, for example, the West Highland Way in Scotland.

Some of the cols on the long walks are themselves highlights. The word col derives I think from French. It’s widely used in Britain although in Scotland they say bealach and in Corsica they say Bocca U Saltu – here for example – which is 1250 metres.

High cols are not summits but the views are often extensive.

 

Corsica and the Sea

Thursday September 10, 2015