Azenhas do Vale de Paredes & Azeiche Mine (alc07S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday August 30 2023 10:00

The Walk

Nice walk nearby Pataias and Praia de Parades da Vitoria

Praia de Paredes da Vitoria is 6 km west of the town of Pataias. This is a combination of two of the trails from Percursos Pedestres em Terras de Cister – PR16 and PR17 – Alcobaça
Municipality.

The route begins in Vale de Paredes, in the garden near the Etar building. We’ll continuethrough the valley along Rua dos Moinhos which leads to over a dozen water mills dating back to the 18th century; the mills were used for grinding cereal. The route continues along the road along the valley and ends near a water collection station. Not far beyond this point, we will walk up a steepish sandy incline to go across the former pine forest areaheading towards Praia de Paredes da Vitória. From there we will drop down and return along the beach to our starting point but visiting the Azeiche Mine ruins (dates back to1843) along the way.

To read more about this walk visit these links:
https://www.cm-alcobaca.pt/pt/27274/pr17-acb—azenhas-do-vale-de-paredes.aspx
https://www.cm-alcobaca.pt/pt/27273/pr16-acb-mina-do-azeiche.aspx

Timing

The walk is around 6 to 7 km and is expected to take about 2 hours.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The parking bay just off Avenida Nossa Sra. da Vitoria, Paredes da Vitoria.39.699819, -9.04978
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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, especially a coffee or lunch, after the walk, we willgather at Bar da Praia which is on the beach and near the car parking area.

Notes

  • The walk is rated at an easy level but there are parts where the terrain is rough getting down to the beach so walking poles are recommended.
  • The weather is expected to be fine so please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and water.
  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com
  • 912 767 973