The baldie is fled, long live the baldie!

The business (basically a CRM database) passed into better hands in 2012. These materials remain here for cannibalisation and amusement.

The baldie meanwhile has found pastures new: as a singing organ-grinder for your event in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Spain! Town and country walking and study tours in Barcelona and the Western Med
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    • Language All our guides are native English speakers and speak the local language fluently.
    • Knowledge Our local and subject knowledge is profound and up-to-date.
    • Interactivity See someone interesting? We'll interpret. Tired/full of energy? We can adapt the programme.
    • Individuality We don't do herd tourism. No silly flags. No headsets.
    • Responsibility Unlike most "green" tour businesses, we only use public transport--cheaper and generally more interesting.

Barcelona tours - Mines, small hill town, Colònia Güell

Allegedly oldest mines in Europe (variscite). Coffee & bun. Sheep and old men. Horticulture,some hippy, some conventional. Charming little cemetery and some interesting bits of iron agri-junk. Lunch or snack in charming village withchurchthat is much more interesting than the photo suggests. Great views of the lower Llobregat (photo,+legend, +land use) and across the river towards the Collserola ridge behind Barcelona and the cement factory. Visit to the Gaudí­ textile complex, Colònia Güell.

The mine museum is free. If you want to go down into the mine itself, tell me and I’ll book the specialist guide–like most museums they run a jobs-for-the-boys racket. If you want to visit particular bits of the Colònia Güell, tell me and we’ll adjust our timing to suit their slightly eccentric opening hours.

Sources included the ICC 1:50K map.

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Basic data
Grade leisurely
Base Barcelona
Location tags Baix Llobregat, Catalonia,
Theme tags archaeology, architecture, art, history, industrial, nature,
Your guide Mr Baldie
Walking distance 12 km / 7.46 miles
Walking time, excluding breaks 4 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 2.50 hr
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 7.10 hr