A short circular route in the parish of Benedita
This is one of the walks listed on the Percursos Pedestres em Terras de Cister for the Alcobaca Municipality (PR9 ACB-CLD).
It starts and ends at Praça Dr Jose Damasceno Campos, near the center of Benedita. It goes towards Fonte da Senhora and passes by Casal da Azenha. You will enjoy the landscape, among vegetation, water courses, cultivated fields, panoramic views over Vale da Franca, Vila da Benedita and Serra dos Candeeiros.
It’s called the biodiversity walk because it provides a sense of the existing natural flora, fauna and habitats. You will encounter a good variety of native flora such as cork oak, laurel, willow, maritime pine, Portuguese oak, strawberry tree, some chestnut trees and ash trees. Fauna such as wild boar, wild rabbit, mongoose, badger, turtledove, partridge, kite and blackbird, and even recently the red squirrel, populate this area.
The walk is about 6,9 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs
Car meeting and start point
|Praca Dr Jose Damasceno Campos, Benedita. 2475-149
NB. The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.
For those who wish to take refreshments after the walk, we will covene at a cafe to be decided at the end of the walk (close to the start/endpoint)
- Walk leader: Warren Yee