Óbidos Lagoon

Lagoon circular near Arelho (lag14S)

Lagoon circular near Arelho (lag14S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 21 February 10:30

The Walk

A short  walk along part of the south side of the Óbidos lagoon

We follow a track along the edge of the lagoon through mud flats and turn inland to pass an airfield.  After a short stretch of road a footpath takes us back to the lagoon edge and we retrace our steps back to the start point.

The tracks are completely firm and flat apart from a short ascent to a picnic spot near the end of the walk.

Ensure you have protection from mosquitoes if needed.
Bring your binoculars if you want to observe any birds.

Timing

The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 2.25 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
100m along a track which joins the road on the lagoon side of Arelho.39.392359, -9.193294

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

At the end of the walk

Notes

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

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A coastal walk near West Cliffs (lag14L)

A coastal walk near West Cliffs (lag14L)

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Date & Time

Friday August 25 10:00

The Walk

A circular walk along the coastal path and inland on sandy tracks

Timing

The walk is about 9 km and is expected to take about 2.5 hrs

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
A car park next to the coast near to the Rio Cortiço Mar Bar39.420212  -9.245661
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

Map

Coffee Stop

After the walk , on way back

Notes

  • Car share possible from: Alcobaça, São Martinho do Porto and Caldas
  • Need Poles? – Your choice. Generally a moderate walk (160 metre total ascent)
  • Walk leader: Chris Coell
  • chris@silvercoastwalks.com

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Arelho Lookout to Covão dos Musaranhos (lag03S)

Arelho Lookout to Covão dos Musaranhos (lag03S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday August 16, 2023 10:00

The Walk

A short linear walk along part of the south side of the head of the Óbidos lagoon.

We make a short climb to a picnic area then descend some steep steps to the lagoon, cross a bridge and walk through mud flats on a raised walkway. We then follow a track along the edge of the lagoon. The final half km stretch is along the road and care is needed. The tracks are completely flat apart from the short ascent at the start.

Ensure you have protection from mosquitoes if needed. Bring your binoculars if you want to observe any birds.

Timing

The walk is about 5+ km and is expected to take about 1.75 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Car park at the Covão dos Musaranhos café/restaurant by the lagoon on the road to Bom Sucesso. This is set in pine trees on the south side of the lagoon in a wide inlet; you may have been to a BBQ function there. We will car share to the walk start point.
39.387928,  -9.226050
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 during the walk, but we can take a coffee at the end. The coffee place has open air seating and is set in pine trees next to the lagoon.

Notes

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

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Obidos Lagoon – shaded short walk

Obidos Lagoon – shaded short walk

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Date & Time

Wednesday 7th June. 2023 at 10.00 for 10.15 start

The Walk

An easy walk near the lagoon & in shaded areas close by.

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Timing

The walk is about 5 km and expected to take 2 hours.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Cafe / Restaurant ” Covao dos Musaranhos ” just off EM 753 at the Obidos lagoon39.388 , – 9.226
Click on coordinates to open Google Maps

Map – a route will be added once a gps recording of this walk is available.

Coffee .

After the walk .

Notes – This walk is similar to the ALL TRAILS from the Covao dos Musaranhos ( if you have this app )

  • Walk leader: Georges
  • georges@silvercoastwalk.com

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Arelho to the South Side of Óbidos Lagoon (lag10L)

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Arelho to the South Side of Óbidos Lagoon (lag10L)

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Date & Time

Friday 2 June 2023 10:00

The Walk

A walk from Arelho along the south side of the head of the Óbidos lagoon

The walk goes through woods and cultivated fields and eventually joins the south side of the lagoon. It continues along the lagoon edge and then turns inland through fields to Arelho. Most of the walk is fairly flat with an uphill stretch into Arelho.

Timing

The walk is about 12 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs, plus extra for coffee

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Parking area on the right hand side of the main road through Arelho. Turn right at the cross roads in the centre when heading towards the lagoon, take the first left and you will see an open area intended for construction of a group of houses.39.38724211011697, -9.184808331039715
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There are no coffee stops until the end of the walk

Notes

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

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Woodland near Arelho (lag11S)

Walk location: Woodland walk from Arelho

Originator: John

The Walk:  The walk goes through cultivated fields and woodland. Most of the walk is fairly flat with a gentle uphill stretch back to Arelho.

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

 

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:30 am at a parking area on the right hand side of the main road through Arelho. Turn right at the cross roads in the centre when heading towards the lagoon, take the first left and you will see an open area intended for construction of a group of houses.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°23’13.90″N   Longitude   9°11’5.27″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.387195°        Longitude  -9.184796°

Walk Start Point: The same as the car meeting point.  

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 Alrelho.  

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

Last Walked:  15/05/19

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Arelho to parking near airfield (lag13S)

Walk location:  South side of Óbidos Lagoon

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The walk is initially through woodland, descending to the lagoon.   The path then follows the edge of the lagoon and will be slippery and muddy in wet weather so walking poles and good foot-ware are recommended.  The second half of the walk follows the lagoon, but on dry firm tracks, suitable for cycles.

This is a linear walk so we will car share from the meeting point to the start point.

Timing:  The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take 2.5 hrs including transport in cars.

 

Car Meeting Point:  Meet at 10:15 am in a car park just off the road from Arelho to Bom Successo at 10:15 am.  This is the start point for a cycle track.

Deg, Min, Secs:   Latitude  39°23’24.78″N  Longitude   9°12’1.99″W
Decimal Deg:      Latitude  39.390217°       Longitude  -9.200553°

We will car share to the start point in Arelho.

Walk Start Point:  

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°23’13.90″N  Longitude   9°11’5.27″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.387195°       Longitude  -9.184796° 

NB.  The 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:  There are cafés in Arelho area.

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

Last walked:  20/02/19.

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Arelho to the South Side of Óbidos Lagoon (lag08S)

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Car Meeting Point:

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NB. The 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:

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Woods near to Trás do Outeiro (lag06AS)

Walk location:  The walk is in woodland on the south side of the head of the Óbidos lagoon.  Near to Trás do Outeiro.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The walk follows tracks through pine and eucalyptus woods, with some agricultural land. Under foot the track is mostly firm, with some with loose sand in places. There will be some walking on a quiet road. The walk is mostly level with one gentle ascent.

Timing:  The walk is about 6.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.

 

Car Meeting Point:  The car park of Campell’s Bar at 10.15 a.m (directly beneath the conical water tower, near to Nadadouro).

Or you can go directly to the walk start point.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°24’45.56″N  Longitude  9°10’42.48″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.412656°       Longitude -9.178467°

Walk Start Point:  We will drive to the walk start point, the Social Centre in Trás do Outeiro.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°23’4.37″N  Longitude  9°10’12.23″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.384547°     Longitude -9.170064°

NB.  The 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:  There is a simple café in Trás do Outeiro or there is a bigger place on the road to Arelho.

Notes:  Directions from Caldas da Rainha and the Foz do Arelho motorway exit from the A8 to the meeting point are:

Leave the A8 at junction 18, signed N360 Foz do Arelho (this is the minor road to Foz lined by plane trees).
Take the Foz do Arelho road for about 1.5 km
Turn left into the “Rua Alto dos Moinhos” – there is a small sign to “Quinta do Negrelho Village”. You will see a petrol station 100 metres ahead, on the left
Follow the road for 1.5km and turn left off the main road at a Y fork – there is a large, concrete, conical shaped water tower in front, on the left.
Park off the road near the water tower.

If you are coming from south of the lagoon you can take a minor road from Trás do Outeiro that goes round the head of the lagoon or go directly to the Social Centre.

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

Last walked:  24/06/2020

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Arelho Lookout to Covão dos Musaranhos (lag03S)

Walk location:  A short linear walk (1.5 hrs) along part of the south side of the head of the Óbidos lagoon.

Author:  John.

The walk:  We make a short climb to a picnic area then descend some steep steps to the lagoon, cross a bridge and walk through mud flats on a raised walkway. We then follow a track along the edge of the lagoon. The final half km stretch is along the road and care is needed. The tracks are completely flat apart from the short ascent at the start.

Ensure you have protection from mosquitoes if needed.
Bring your binoculars if you want to observe any birds
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Timing:  The walk is about 5+ km and is expected to take about 1.75 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:30 am in the car park at the Covão dos Musaranhos café/restaurant by the lagoon on the road to Bom Sucesso. This is set in pine trees on the south side of the lagoon in a wide inlet; you may have been to a BBQ function there.
We will car share to the walk start point.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°23’16.54″N    Longitude  9°13’33.78″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude  39.387928°         Longitude  -9.226050°

Walk Start Point:  The track leading to the picnic spot and look out point near to Arelho.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°23’32.64″N   Longitude  9°11’35.76″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude  39.399624°        Longitude  -9.197335°

NB.  The 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.

Coffee stop:  There are no coffee stops during the walk, but we can take a coffee at the end.
The coffee place has open air seating and is set in pine trees next to the lagoon.

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

Last Walked:  08/08/18

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