Author name: Mike Gray

Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 22 May 2024 10:00

The Walk

Serra da Pescaria to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova in the valley and return via Casal Mota

The route is mostly off road but normally good walking conditions , going downhill at the beginning to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova and at the end climbing back up the ridge to Casal Mota.   The start point is 145 metre and Quinta Nova is 10 metres above sea level.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The entrance of Trade Winds Villas in Rua da Pescaria, Serra da Pescaria.  You can park on the side of the road.39.555455, -9.086567

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 at Padaria 33 in Serra Pescaria

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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Circular walk near Pedra de Ouro (NAZ12S)

Circular walk near Pedra de Ouro (NAZ12S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday May 15, 2024 10:00

Circular walk near Pedra de Ouro (NAZ12S)

The Walk

Through countryside near Pedra do Ouro, and back along the coastline

The walk starts through the streets of Pedra do Ouro, crosses the main road and into woodland following well marked sandy tracks. We follow more tracks into some open countryside following sandy tracks, with some up and down slopes before re-crossing the main road and follow a short path back to the coastline. There are good views of the countryside and coastline at times, which of course is always enhanced by good weather. Finally, we descend on a short but steep hill back to the streets of Pedra do Ouro and make our way back to the meeting point. Some of the paths maybe slippery after wet weather and poles are recommended for those who need them. In warm weather be sure to protect yourself from the sun as a fair proportion of the walk is unshaded.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Roadside parking near Bar Perturbar39.72755915415617, -9.042462720450581

Map

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

Coffee Stop

At Bar Perturbar at the end of the walk.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Mike Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com
  • Should tides be low enough, we will walk back along the beach and not the along the cliff top coastline path!

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Foz do Arelho and Serra do Bouro (foz07S)

Foz do Arelho and Serra do Bouro (foz07S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 8 May 2024 10:00

The Walk

A walk through woodland and hills from Foz do Arelho

The walk follows tracks through the countryside between Foz do Arelho and Serra do Bouro. We cross the main Foz do Arelho road two times, but there is no other road walking. The walk follows earthen tracks which may be muddy. There is a fairly long climb into the the hills of Serra do Bouro with good views of the countryside. The final part of the walk is through woodland.

Timing

The walk is about 6 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Cemetery at Foz do Arelho*39.435872, -9.207676
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

No coffee stops on the walk, but plenty of cafés in the town

Notes

  • * Directions: From Caldas da Rainha, take the minor road which takes you to the centre of Foz do Arelho. As you enter the town you will cross a speed bump. Continue for two hundred metres and you will come to a cross roads where you turn right. On the right hand corner you will see a sign to the Cemitério; opposite, on the left hand side you will see some recycling boxes. After the turn the cemetery wall can be seen straight ahead. Coming from the centre of Foz do Arelho you will see a sign on the left hand side as you leave the centre. Turn left as indicated by the sign.
  • Walk leader: Denise Gray 911581248
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Rio Maior Salinas Walk (RM01S)

Rio Maior Salinas Walk (RM01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 24 April 10:00

The Walk

A short walk in the countryside surrounding the Rio Maior salt pans.

We leave the car park and follow a street around the south edge of the salt pans before joining a wooded track heading south. After about 2.5 kms we continue on tracks heading west and then back towards the salt pans. We then make a steep ascent to gain good views of the surrounding countryside. From there we descend steeply into the village of Fonte da Bica and head towards Casal Calado. Finally, we turn onto another track across the countryside to make our way back to the salt pans. After wet weather walking boots and walking poles are recommended for those who need them.

Timing

The walk is about 6.25 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
In the public car park just outside the Salinas de Rio Maior.39.3636853, -8.9491035

Map

NB.  The red dot on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point. You are encouraged to car share if you know other people going on the walk.

Coffee Stop

At the Rio Maior Salinas at the end of the walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Mike Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Circular walk near São Pedro de Moel (NAZ11S)

Circular walk near São Pedro de Moel (NAZ11S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday April 10, 2024 10:30

The Walk

Through countryside near São Pedro de Moel and back along the beach

We start by heading inland along sandy tracks before joining quiet roads.  Then we follow well marked tracks and climb to a nice viewpoint overlooking woodland and the surrounding area. From there we descend for a short distance on a very steep, sandy track, through some rough ground before connecting with a quiet road. The road takes us through woodland and leads us to the beach just north of São Pedro de Moel. We follow the beach, and then the coastal promenade to make our way back to the Lighthouse at São Pedro de Moel. Walking boots/shoes and walking poles (for those who need them) are recommended.

Timing

The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The lighthouse at São Pedro de Moel39.764446, -9.030449

Map

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

Coffee Stop

At the “Old Beach” en route

Notes

  • Walk leader: Mike Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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São Martinho to Macarca (smp05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday February 7, 10:30

The Walk

From São Martinho do Porto, on sandy tracks towards Macarca and return

The walk is mainly along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places, but expect some muddy spots after rain. The walking is on flat ground, goes through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Marcarca. We then we walk a short distance along the road before heading towards Vale do Paraiso along more tracks. There is then a further stretch of walking on a quiet road before rejoining tracks to head back to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 7.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hours.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Plenty of parking along a lane and quiet estate at the walk start point in São Martinho. Coming from São Martinho, drive straight over the roundabout by Intermarche supermarket heading towards Famalicão on the N242. After about 0.5km take the 1st right into the estate, turn left and then 1st right to the end of the estate to arrive at the start point for the walk.39,5170908, -9,1206891
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

There are no coffee stops along the walk.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Denise Gray
  • mike@silvercoastwalks.com

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Serra da Pescaria to Bom Jesus and back (pes07S)

Serra da Pescaria to Bom Jesus and back (pes07S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 4 October, 10:00

Serra de Pescaria

The Walk

A circular walk around Serra da Pescaria and Bom Jesus

The walk is along beaten-earth tracks and a short stretch of quiet road. The countryside is open with low shrubs and some pine trees. In wet weather some of the tracks may be muddy and slippery. Bring your poles and wear waterproof shoes.

Timing

The walk is about 4,5 km and is expected to take about 1,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Padaria 33
Rua Bartolomeu Dias
Serra da Pescaria

39.54874828767355, -9.096299464365686
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

Coffee can be obtained at the end of the walk at the Padaria 33 cafe

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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