El Chorro

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I know a few of you have been there, but have you been to this bit ?

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1438490562

Put it on full screen.
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Thanks for the link to a really amazing clip. Really worth a look.
El Chorro is a great place but think I will contine to enjoy it my way. From the bottom!!!
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OH my God, I was terrified and I was sitting on my sofa.
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I know a few of you have been there, but have you been to this bit ?

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1438490562

Put it on full screen.

dont think i could have walked that was bad enough just watching it - scarey stuff
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brillant video clip,where abouts is this place
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Dear god.

I really don't like heights, so there is no way I will be going there!
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No health and safety there then?

Jeez, that is frightening!
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brillant video clip,where abouts is this place
It`s inland from Malaga city, on the way to Granada, Alorra I think its called, they do free trips there with the blanket trip people, you can get info at the Palermo Park carboot on wednesdays.
It`s where they filmed the train scenes in Frank Sinatras film "Von Ryans Express"
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It`s inland from Malaga city, on the way to Granada, Alorra I think its called, they do free trips there with the blanket trip people, you can get info at the Palermo Park carboot on wednesdays.
It`s where they filmed the train scenes in Frank Sinatras film "Von Ryans Express"
That was one of the most scarey footage i have ever seen. Absolutley fantastic though. That took a brave person. I am, though, facinated by the history of it. What a great place.
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That was one of the most scarey footage i have ever seen. Absolutley fantastic though. That took a brave person. I am, though, facinated by the history of it. What a great place.
Just Google it there is lots on it like THIS
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definately would be off limits to the health and safety zealots in the UK!!!

I like the way the guy just didn't seem to have any fear, I was worried just watching the movie! Especially the parts where he passed the others, one guy was even tethered to the wall with a sliding harness, he just walked around him!
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definately would be off limits to the health and safety zealots in the UK!!!

I like the way the guy just didn't seem to have any fear, I was worried just watching the movie! Especially the parts where he passed the others, one guy was even tethered to the wall with a sliding harness, he just walked around him!
In the last three years 5 people have fallen off it.
Look on the link I gave to it in the previous post, it was made out of planks of wood.
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Have visited El Chooro a few times and the Camino de Rey is now closed to walkers. Many people wish they had tried the "walk" before it was closed. Note that in the clip the green bridge to the left looking downstream is a railway bridge on the old Alora to Bobadillo line.
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Have visited El Chooro a few times and the Camino de Rey is now closed to walkers. Many people wish they had tried the "walk" before it was closed. Note that in the clip the green bridge to the left looking downstream is a railway bridge on the old Alora to Bobadillo line.
Thats the bridge where Frankie got shot in the film.;-))
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Thats the bridge where Frankie got shot in the film.;-))

Ouch, painful. And I thought he was shot in the chest

Seriously though, El Chorro (correct spelling this time) is a dramatic place to visit, as are the lakes. If driving in from the West side as you would from or to the lakes it is worth taking the little dead end road which winds up to a cafe bar perched high on the hill next to a pump reservoir and you get a fantastic view down over the gorge.
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