Benedita

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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Benedita – Biodiversity Walk (alc01S)

Benedita – Biodiversity Walk (alc01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 10 May 2023 10:00

The Walk

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.

Timing

The walk is about 6,9 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Praca Dr Jose Damasceno Campos, Benedita. 2475-14939.42685, -8.98091
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

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)

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

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Circuit of Turquel (ben02L)

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Walk location: The Vila of Turquel.

Originator: John

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NB.  The one or two flags on the map above show the car meeting and walk start points.  If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

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Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

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Alto da Serra-Vanda da Natária_V11

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Walk location:  Alto de Serra near Benedita

Originator:  José Palma

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NB.  The one or two flags on the map above show the car meeting and walk start points.  If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

Coffee Stop:  

Notes:  

Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

Last walked: New Walk

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