Forest Fires 2021

In July and August 2021 a disastrous forest fire swept across from Içmeler to Turunç, continuing across and down the Bozburun peninsula.

Although Turunç itself was largely unharmed (thanks to the amazing efforts of the local families and firefighters) the fires came very close and caused considerable damage to the surrounding forests.

In addition to the direct fire damage, fire fighters had to cut fire breaks, and temporary access roads. Some of these cut across our routes and make them difficult to follow and potentially dangerous in places.

Fortunately, most of the logging work is now complete, and the routes are opening up again, but the construction of three, large, flood prevention dams and new housing around the village mean some routes will have to be updated. This is in progress and the first of these, the completely rewritten Waterfall Canyon walk, has now be published.

We advise extreme caution if you intend to follow any of our routes through the forests and recommend using our GPX downloads or the maps in our iPhone app (Twalks) or Android app (Twalks), as we know some way markers have been destroyed and obstacles created.

Some of our routes do not involve the forest and these are still perfectly safe: Amos by Road, Loryma Mountain Track, and Village Amble.

Some way markers are now being re-painted, and obstacles removed, so hopefully all routes will be back to normal in the not too distant future. For now, please stay safe and do NOT take any risks.


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Turunç is a superb place to walk but visitors face two problems - lack of good quality, detailed maps and lack of documented walks. This site aims to address both of these problems and is completely FREE to use.

  • We use OpenStreetMap as a source of high quality detailed maps.
  • Walks are documented and recorded using accurate GPS devices.
  • Walks can be previewed online, downloaded as PDF documents, and downloaded in GPX and KML formats for use on smart phones or with Google Earth.
  • Our downloads are compatible with many smart phone apps, many of which are free to download.
  • All of our walks are available to take with you on our FREE iPhone App TWalks (just search for TWalks on the App Store).

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If you know of any walks in the Turunç area, please share them with us.

A rough description is all that is needed. We will map all suitable walks and create the necessary GPS files and downloads. We would also welcome feedback on our walks and web site.

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