Salir de Matos

Vale do Coto (mat05AS)

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Date & Time

Wednesday December 13, 10:30

The Walk

Track through open countryside and eucalyptus woods

At the start of the walk there is 1km of fairly busy road walking.  We then follow a track through open countryside and eucalyptus woods.  The track is heavily overgrown for 100 metres then it opens out into a lane followed by a short stretch of road. We return to Salir do Matos along a firm track next to cultivated fields. There is a short, steep ascent as we enter the vila. The last kilometre is along quiet roads to the start point.

Timing

The walk is about 6km and is expected to take about 2 to 2.5 hrs, plus extra for coffee

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Salir do Matos to the street opposite the Junta in Salir do Matos which is on the main road between Caldas da Rainha and Santa Caterina39.427836 -9.097417
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There is the opportunity for a coffee stop at the end of the walk in Salir de Matos

Notes

  • Walk leader: Flynn Wendling
  • flynn@silvercoastwalks.com

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Barrantes, Coto ridge and Vale do Coto (mat01L)

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Date & Time

Friday September 8, 10:00

The Walk

The ridge at Coto followed by the river valley between Barrantes and Salir de Matos

The walk starts with steep climb through eucalyptus woods to the ridge above Tornada. We follow the ridge into Coto with some road walking and then descend through orchards to the river valley. The track becomes a footpath, which will be rather overgrown and wet after rain, followed by open and wooded land. After walking on the road through Salir do Matos we join a firm, dry track through cultivated land and Orchards.

Timing

The walk is about 9 km and is expected to take about 2.5 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates

Bridge in the Vale do Coto between Barrantes and Coto

39.442219, -9.112919
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

There is the opportunity for a coffee stop in Salir de Matos

Notes

  • Walk leader: Geert Franken
  • geert@silvercoastwalks.com

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Casais de Ponte (mat03L)

Casais de Ponte (mat03L)

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Date & Time

Friday August 11 2023 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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Casais da Ponte (ccl03L)

Walk location:  Near to Salir do Matos

Originator:  Chris Coell

The Walk:  A walk through farmland, wooded hills, small villages and 2 short sections on quiet roads.  There are some slopes will will be muddy after rain.  So walking poles and good foot-ware are recommended.

Timing:  The walk is about 8 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs

Car Meeting Point:  At 10:30 am.  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.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°25’25.38″N   Longitude   9° 6’5.32″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.423717°        Longitude  -9.101478°

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:  After the walk.

Notes:  

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

Last Walked:  18/11/19

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Mosqueiros and Venda (mat06L)

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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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São Domingos (mat04S)

Walk location:  The ridge on the eastern side of the Caldas valley overlooking Tornada.

Originator: John.

The Walk:  The walk follows the ridge on grassy tracks with fine views, looking down into the Caldas valley; then we turn inland to walk on the east side of the ridge with views towards Barrantes.  We walk along the road through the village then retrace our steps along the same ridge as at the start.  

This is a hilly walk with some steep descents – particularly at the start – and ascents so bring your walking poles; some of the paths will be overgrown.

Timing:  The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs, plus extra for coffee.

 

Car Meeting Point:  We meet at 10:15 am square by the Junta in Tornada (on the N8 north of Caldas da Rainha). Turn left/right at the Tornada traffic lights when coming from Alfeizerão/Caldas da Rainha. From here we may need to car share because of limited space at the start point.

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°26’50.71″N    Longitude   9° 7’40.10″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude  39.447419°         Longitude  -9.127806°

Walk Start Point:  The social centre car park at São Domingos – there is limited parking space: 15 cars .

Deg, Min, Secs:    Latitude  39°27’33.75″N   Longitude  9° 6’50.75″W
Decimal Deg:       Latitude  39.459375°        Longitude  -9.114097°

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 cafe in Tornada.

Notes:  Coming from Caldas on the N8 you pass a row of shops on the left (with a farmácia) and turn right at the traffic lights. You will see a church and health centre building on your left.

Coming from Alfeizerão on the N8 you turn left at the traffic lights.

Contacts:  See the walks email for telephone contact, otherwise you can use the silvercoastwalks email from the web site.

Last walked: 12/06/19

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