Author name: Chris Coell

Circuit of Fórnea, Serra dos Candeeiros (sec17L)

Circuit of Fórnea, Serra dos Candeeiros (sec17L)

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Date & Time

Friday February 16 10:00

The Walk

The walk is initially on the flat, and then starts a medium ascent on the edge of the ridge.

The walk is initially on the flat, and then starts a medium ascent on the edge of the ridge. Once on top of the ridge we walk to the edge of the amphitheatre, see photo above, with excellent views down the steep slope. We make a further, steep climb and then descend via a track into a valley and return to the start point.

Timing

 The walk is about 10 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hrs.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
A lay-by on the right side (N243) opposite a left turn to Alcaria 39.56888150707948, -8.794270865303801
Optional Car sharing from Alcobaça
At the Parque Verde next to Pingo Doce at 09:1539.546318607024844, -8.970233336428308

Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.  If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps

Coffee Stop

After the walk in Porto do Mós

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.co

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Long – Vimeiro Walk (vim04L)

Friday 15th September. 2023 at 10.00 am

Walk location:  Near to Vimeiro (Alcobaça)

Originator:  Chris Coell

The Walk:  At Quinta de Baixo. Head east up the hill on a farm track & finally into a wooded section along the ridge.
The circular walk continues along farm tracks to Vimeiro. Continue through centre ( optional coffee ) then up to a good view point at the 2 x windmills. Returning back down we make our way back north to the start point.

Note – This walk involves a total of over 30 mins. on tarmac roads.

Timing:  The walk is about 12 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Total distance = 1184 metres                                                              Total ascent = 230 metre

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Car Meeting Point:  At 10:00 am by roadside parking in Quinta de Baixo – opposite the  Supermercado ” Lavrador “.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°29’25.90″N  Longitude   9° 1’16.18″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.490527°       Longitude  -9.021162°

Walk Start Point:  The open roadside parking & refuse point opposite the Supermercado ” Lavrador “.

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Coffee Stop :Either in Vimeiro or at the end of the walk.

Contact:   Leader Chris Coell – telemovel  – 933 359485

Last Walked:  30/12/2022

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Aljubarrota & Cadoiço (alc12S)

Aljubarrota & Cadoiço (alc12S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 9th August 2023 at 10:00

The Walk

A circular walk around Aljubarrota & Cadoiço

From the village of Aljubarrota and then the outskirts of the village of Cadoico.

This walks begins with the significance of Aljubarotta to the birth of Portugal as a nation. Aljubarotta is famous for the battle of 14 August 1385 when Portugal first established independence from the Castilian Kingdom. Hence the significance of the timing of this walk. It’s a combination of country and village roads and bush tracks.

Timing

The walk is about 8.6 km / approx. 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The meeting/start point is just off the first roundabout on the N8 coming from Alcobaca. You’ll see a garden centre on the right just past the roundabout heading north through Aljubarotta.
There is plenty of car parking on the lower or south side of the Garden Centre (Teciplante – Viveiros de Plantas).

39.564208, -8.9335675
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

Map

Coffee Stop

For those who wish to take refreshments after the walk, we will covene at The Coffee ” TORCATO ” in Aljubarrota

Notes

  • The walk is rated easy, but there are parts where the terrain is rough – so walking poles are recommended
  • The weather is expected to be fine – so please bring a hat, sun cream & water
  • Dogs ( on a leash ) are welcome
  • Walk leader:

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Parque de Merandas do Gaio (vim01S)

Date & Time

Wednesday 5th July. 2023 10 am

The Walk – A shaded walk through the ancient forest .

Timing

The circular route is 4.5 km through the forest with nice paths – ideal shade in sunny weather.

Car parking & start point

PLACE
25, Rua do Marco Real. – Vimeiro Long grey building near Parque de Merandas & with sign ” Parque “
GPS Coordinates 39.4921095,-9.0376593

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Total length : 4.5 km
Time : 1. 1/2 to 2 hours

Coffee stop – NOT in the neighbourhood. Need to drive somewhere after the walk.

Notes :

Walk leader :

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Sunset Disco Bar to Vestiaria (alc08S)

Originator – Georges

Wednesday 21st June 2023 . Meet at 10.00 am Rua da Fiaco.

5 km / 2 hours .

GPS Coordinates : + 39.567 , – 8.99

The Walk:

The walk starts at the Sunset Disco Bar (closed for ever) in the Rua da Fiação – Fervenca and from there we walk towards the Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça , following we cross the Vestiaria woods and return back to the Sunset Disco Bar.

Most part of the walk is on easy ground, some part uphill but not too steep.

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The Walk:

The walk starts at the Sunset Disco Bar (closed for ever) in the Rua da Fiação – Fervenca and from there we walk towards the Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça , following we cross the Vestiaria woods and return back to the Sunset Disco Bar.

Most part of the walk is on easy ground, some part uphill but not too steep.

Timing:

We come together on time so we can leave all at 10.00 AM

The walk is about 5.0 km and will take about 2 hours.

Car Meeting Point:

Car park in front of the Sunset Disco Bar – Rua de Fiação e Tecidos ( Fervença)

How to reach:

Coming from Valado dos Frades , you follow after the round about leading to the motorway , the N8-5 towards Alcobaça. About 600 metres after the SPAL factory on your left side , you will see  the bord Fervença.

Right after , there is a sign for Your Hotel & Spa , enter that small road to the end where you see the hotel at your right side , turn left and follow the road for 800 meter and on your right you will find the Disco.

Coffee Stop:

On the N8 – 5

Contacts:

Georges –

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Peniche Peninsular (pen01L)

Peniche Peninsular (pen01L)

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Date & Time

Friday 16th June 2023 10:00

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The Walk

A circular coastal walk on the Peniche peninsular , with many points of interest & good ocean views.

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Timing

The walk is about 12 km & expected to take 4 hours ( including a planned coffee break )

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Praia Quebrado / Rua Forte de Luz39.368185, -9.373912
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

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NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

Planned coffee stop ( 20 x min ) + toilets – after about 2.5 hours walk.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com

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Sao Martinho do Porto (smp03S)

Sao Martinho do Porto (smp03S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 31 May 2023 10:00

The Walk

An easy walk (total 62 metre ascent ) from Salir do Porto across sand dunes & quiet roads ( 3 km ) to Sao Martinho do Porto & back on the recently rebuilt boardwalk.

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Timing

The walk is about 6 km / 1.5 hr.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Parking area near cafe & swimming pool in Salir.39.50155, -9.15099
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

Map

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

After the walk in Salir

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com

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