LONG WALKS

Two-weekly Long walks in the Silver Coast region

Cela Velha to Casal Mota (fam04L)

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Date & Time

Friday 26/07 10:00

The Walk

Cela Velha, across the valley, up the ridge to Casal Mota

The starting point is Cela Velha in front of the railway station. The first part is on quiet roads across the valley through agricultural fields and then a climb up the coastal ridge to Casal Mota. After a short break the route descends by road to the valley near to the river Alcoa followed by a flat walk on quiet roads across the valley fields.

Timing

The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The railway station in Cela Velha (see notes)39.55310766618746, -9.054858268521956
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Cela Velha at end of walk

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com
  • From São Martinho do Porto and Alfeizerão take the road to Nazaré. Pass through Famalicão and after about 3 to 4 km turn right to Cela Velha. You will cross the railway line after about 1km. Continue on the main road which turns to the left; after about 0,5 km you come to an open area with a modernist sculpture; turn left and you will see the station 50 metres in front.
  • From Cela Nova go downhill (in a westerly direction) to Cela Velha which is at the bottom of the ridge. In the centre of the village you will see an open area with a modernist sculpture and you will see the station 50 metres in front. The main road turns left at this point.

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Casais de Ponte (mat03L)

Casais de Ponte (mat03L)

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Date & Time

Friday 12/07 10:00

The Walk

A walk through woodlands, orchards & vineyards

A walk through farmland, wooded hills, small villages and short sections on quiet roads.  There are some slopes which will be muddy after rain.  So walking poles and good foot-ware are recommended.

Timing

The walk is about 9km and is expected to be about 2 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Casais do Ponte.  There is parking on the main road by a bus stop & a religious statue with seating. There are additional parking areas on the roads nearby.39.423717, -9.101478
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Map

Coffee Stop

After the walk – drive to cafe in Salir do Matos

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris

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Peniche Peninsular (pen01L)

A circular coastal walk on the Peniche peninsular

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

Friday 28/06 10:00

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Car meeting and start point

Praia Quebrado / Rua Forte de Luz, Peniche

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Timing

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

Coffee Stop

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

Details

NB.  The flags on the map above shows NOT the car meeting and walk start point.

Notes

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

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Rio Alfeizerao, Mosqueiros, Charnais, Cadarroeira (alf14L)

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Date & Time

Friday 21/06 10:00

Walk from Alfeizerão along the river and return through Cadarroeira on the eastern ridge

The walk follows the river valley for 3 kms (in wet weather, possibly muddy and standing water) with one steep climb and descent to warm up. Then a long uphill to Mosqueiros, followed by about 1 km of fairly quiet road, then uphill to the village of Cadarroeira. From there we descend along a farmers’ track back to a quiet road with a number of blind corners. The final descent should offer fine views of the São Martinho do Porto bay and surrounding countryside.
The tracks will be overgrown in places.

Timing

The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hours

Car meeting and start point

Casa do Pão de Ló de Alfeizerão

Largo Pão de Lo 3, 2460-138 Alfeizerão

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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Pão de Lo

Notes

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

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Famalicão, Rebolo to Raposos (fam01L)

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Date & Time

Friday 07/06 10:00

The Walk

From Famalicão via Rebolo up the ridge to Raposos

The walk starts along sandy tracks, with loose sand in places on flat ground, through pine and eucalyptus woodland and open fields to Rebolo. There we cross the motorway and ascend the ridge by an overgrown track. The ascent is steep, but short and is followed by a muddy field. We join a road and enter Raposos. Next is an optional circuit of open orchards with fine views. We join the main road through the village and then make a steep descent on, earth tracks, back to the valley. The final stage is along a quiet, flat road.

Timing

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

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia. Coming from Sao Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side before you reach the centre of the village of Famalicão. You should take a right turn off the main road about 30 metres before the farmácia. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.39.534269, -9.083181
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

In Bica

Notes

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

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Nazaré, Pederneira and Sitio – town and country (naz05L)

Nazaré, Pederneira and Sitio – town and country (naz05L)

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Date & Time

Friday 24/05 2024 10:00

The Walk

Trough town and country of Nazaré and Sitio

The first part is through a housing estate heading towards Pederneira.  After crossing the main road to Alcobaça the route follows the edge of the Pederneira ridge with views over Nazaré and along the coast.  The road becomes a track and descends towards the river Alcoa.  After crossing the main road the route follows a flat track towards Nazaré passing through the Marina before entering the  town.  A steep climb up to Sitio follows followed by a descent towards Praia de Norte then uphill again through woods and shrubs joining a road at the Lidl and Continente supermarkets,

Timing

The walk is about 13 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The municipality swimming pool parking area at Nazaré39.609112, -9.061011

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

Either at the end of the walk or in Nazaré or Sitio en route

Notes

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

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Walk on Headland (spo21L)

Walk on Headland (spo21L)

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Date and Time

Friday 03/05 10:00

The Walk

A walk on close to cliffs with fine views along the coast

A walk on close to cliffs with fine views along the coast and the bay of São Martinho do Porto. We pass by a chapel – rebuilt in 2020 , and a former customs house. The walk follows narrow paths (can be overgrown), wide tracks and stretches of loose sand. Some of the descents are steep so good shoes and walking poles are recommended.This walk combines elements of other walks.

Timing

The walk is about 9 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The meeting point is along a side road on the south side of Salir do Porto.  From Salir do Porto drive uphill towards Foz do Arelho and at the top of the hill turn right onto a side road.  There is a row of modern holiday houses on the left.  Drive for 150 metres to an open area where there is parking.39.491517, -9.162022

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

 In Salir do Porto, during the walk

Notes

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

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Vimeiro Walk (vim04L)

Friday 12/04 2024 10:00

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

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:00 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 “.

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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Arrimal, Arco de Memória and Serra de Lua (sec30L)

Arrimal, Arco de Memória and Serra de Lua (sec30L)

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Date & Time

Friday 15/03 2024 10:30

The Walk

A long walk from Arrimal in the Serra dos Candeeiros – between Rio Maior and Porto do Mós

The walk is along fairly rough tracks and some tarred roads. The first part (6 km) includes one fairly gentle, but long ascent of about 150 metres in height. We return to the start point and continue the walk on the other side of the valley (7.5 km) with another long ascent to the top. The terrain is limestone with open views along fairly rough tracks and some tarred roads and may be overgrown in places.

Timing

The walk is about 13.5 km and is expected to take about 4 hrs, plus any extra for stops.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the small lake (Pequena Lagoa) in the Centre of Arrimal nearby the social centre*39.492747, -8.876500

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

Local restaurant afterwards

Notes

  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com
  • * Arrimal is situated to the east of the IC2 main road, about half way between Rio Maior and Porto do Mós. It lies in a valley on the eastern side of the long ridge of the Serra dos Candeeiros hills.
    • From Caldas da Rainha head for Rio Maior and take the IC2 north, direction Leiria. And after about 20 km turn right onto a minor road signposted Vale de Ventos.
    • Vale de Ventos is at the top of the ridge and then you descend into a valley to Arrimal. You enter Arrimal at the southern end. The lake (Pequena Lagoa) is at the northern end of Arrimal.
    • From São Martinho do Porto the easy route is the IC9 and south on the IC2 then left through Vale do Ventos.

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