Walk Overview / Highlights - A Long Tough Walk in High Mountain PasturesIf a good hard walk and the chance to meet and drink tea with shepherds and their families appeals, this may well be the walk for you. The walk starts in forestry land and climbs through pine forest. On the way you may choose to stop at Tekin’s tea house for refreshment and to look as his collection of carved bone jewelery. After leaving Tekin’s the climb gets steeper for a while but you will gradually move into cedar forest. Passing a few meadows and orchards you will enjoy the majesty of the huge lebanon cedar trees with their blue green branches and at times new cones sitting like candles on a christmas tree. The trees are well spaced out and surrounded by dappled shade, a real treat if there’s still some snow about. Eventually you reach the saddle behind the mountain where the conditions underfoot become much more rocky for a while. But very soon you are beginning your descent through open cedar forest. after a short descent you head off to the valleys between Cukuryayla and Ucoluk. After the first few valleys a short section of dirt road takes you to more cedar clad valleys. You will emerge on the plain that surrounds Ucoluk. From here there are two routes down. One is via a very scenic foretry logging trail. The other is on goat tracks which are generally pleasant but rocky in places. The only problem with the second option is that there is a farm with some very large dogs guarding the goats. You need to be very confident of dealing with large dogs to take this option.AS YET THIS ROUTE IS NOT FULLY DOCUMENTED BUT WE HOPE TO HAVE IT ALL IN PLACE IN SPRING 2017 From Beycik Back To Beycik Transfer Times (Out / In) 35mins / 30minsDistance TBC Duration 7+hrs Max Height 1,800m TotalAscent 875m Total Descent 925m(TBC)Terrain Initially on good, clear, narrow, woodland trails some are steep in places. The descent has some rocky sections, (more so) on the second descent option, but more beautiful views from either route. This is a great route for late spring flowers.