The Mediterranean Steps take the walker from Jews’ Gate on the southern end of the Nature Reserve at 180m above sea level, up towards O’Hara’s Battery at 419m, close to the summit of the Rock. The path runs mainly along the eastern side of the Rock, an area that is comprised primarily of cliffs and low Mediterranean scrub. During the summer months it’s advised to go early in the morning or after 7pm due to the heat. Enjoy stunning first class views of the Bay of Gibraltar, with the backdrop of Africa.
On reaching the crest of the Rock, the visitor finds an impressive view across the Bay, the Strait of Gibraltar, Windmill Hill, Europa Point, the Great Sand Dune, Gibraltar's east side beaches, the Mediterranean Sea and the Spanish Costa del Sol. and the Strait beyond. Immediately to the south lies Lord Airey’s and O’Hara’s Batteries. The 9.2 inch guns at these emplacements were installed at these sites during WWII, and were last fired by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in 1972. From here, where the walk ends, we can either retrace our steps, or preferably follow the road down to St. Michael’s Cave or on towards Prince Philip’s Arch, where there is a pack of Barbary Macaques