Serra de Pescaria

Serra da Pescaria to Bom Jesus and back (pes07S)

Serra da Pescaria to Bom Jesus and back (pes07S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 4 October, 10:00

Serra de Pescaria

The Walk

A circular walk around Serra da Pescaria and Bom Jesus

The walk is along beaten-earth tracks and a short stretch of quiet road. The countryside is open with low shrubs and some pine trees. In wet weather some of the tracks may be muddy and slippery. Bring your poles and wear waterproof shoes.

Timing

The walk is about 4,5 km and is expected to take about 1,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
Padaria 33
Rua Bartolomeu Dias
Serra da Pescaria

39.54874828767355, -9.096299464365686
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Coffee can be obtained at the end of the walk at the Padaria 33 cafe

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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Famalicão to Serra de Pescaria and back (fam05S)

Famalicão to Serra de Pescaria and back (fam05S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 27 September, 10:00

The Walk

A short walk from Famalicão on the shrubby slopes of Serra de Pescaria

The walk is along beaten-earth tracks and a stretch of quiet road. The countryside is hilly with a long ascent at the start and one fairly steep, shorter section. The countryside is open with low shrubs and some pine and eucalyptus trees. In wet weather some of the tracks may be muddy and slippery. Bring your poles and wear waterproof shoes.

Timing

The walk is about 6,5 km and is expected to take about 1,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
At the big parking place next to the cemetery which lies just behind the farmácia of Famalicão*
39.533936, -9.083311
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Map

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

Coffee Stop

Coffee can be obtained at the end of the walk in Famalicão

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com
  • * Coming from São Martinho or Alfeizerão the farmácia is on the right hand side at the beginning of the village of Famalicão; the turn into the parking area is about 50 metres before the farmácia. You may see the cemetery as you enter Famalicão about 100 metres back from the main road.

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Praia Salgado / Serra dos Mangues (pes02S)

Praia Salgado / Serra dos Mangues (pes02S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday September 20, 10:00

The Walk

Beautiful walk with great sea views

Starting from the Praia do Salgado beach access parking lot we walk along the beach to the gravel road that goes up to the Salgado Mirador. Next we walk along the Mangues headland trail to the point where we can overlook Praia do Gralha. From there we take the gravel road (Estrada do Chães) back to the Salgado Mirador and connect with the litoral trail that goes down to Salgado at a more gradual slope than the gravel road. This takes us all the
way back to the starting point

Timing

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

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates

Praia do Salgado beach access parking

39.54680652308871, -9.11021721947204
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

After the walk near Salgado Beach parking

Notes

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

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Serra Pescaria and Venda Nova (pes16S)

Title:  A ridge walk overlooking the sea north of São Martinho do Porto

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The first half of the walk is on the land side of the coastal ridge and follows tracks and quiet roads.  For the second half we join the sea side of the coastal ridge with fine views inland and along the coast.  This section has gentle, uphill ascents and follows tracks.  In wet weather there will be muddy spots and wet undergrowth.

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

 

 

Car Meeting Point:  

We meet at a roadside parking place just north of a café (Padaria 33) at 10:00 am; it’s about 100 metres before the cross-roads in Serra Pescaria.

Deg, Min, Secs:   Latitude  39°32’56.33″N   Longitude 9° 5’45.04″W
Decimal Deg:      Latitude  39.548981°        Longitude -9.095844°

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.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

Coffee Stop:   There is a café at the walk end – they would appreciate your purchase of a drink.

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

Last walked:  19/02/20.

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Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes01S)

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Date & Time

Wednesday 15 March 2023 10:00

The Walk

Serra da Pescaria to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova in the valley and return via Casal Mota

The route is mostly off road but normally good walking conditions , going downhill at the beginning to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova and at the end climbing back up the ridge to Casal Mota.   The start point is 145 metre and Quinta Nova is 10 metres above sea level.

Timing

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

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates
The entrance of Trade Winds Villas in Rua da Pescaria, Serra da Pescaria.  You can park on the side of the road.39.555455, -9.086567

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

After the walk at Padaria 33 in Serra Pescaria

Notes

  • Walk leader: Georges Hoeterickx
  • georges@silvercoastwalks.com

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Serra Pescaria, cliffs & Famalicâo (pes01L)

Long Walk: Serra Pescaria, cliffs & Famalicâo

(pes01L)

1st April 2016

Walk location: The walk is on the cliffs and in the countryside around Serra da Pescaria which lies near the coast between São Martinho and Nazaré.

Car Meeting Point: Meet at 09:30 am by the open spaces on Rua da Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, 100 yards north of the windmill with sail “spokes” on Serra da Pescaria, on the road between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. See the Notes section below for instructions to Serra da Pescaria.

Longitude: 39.548981°; 39.548981°

Latitude: -9.095844°; -9.095844°

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

Car meeting point

The Walk: About 11 km on a circular route on beaten earth tracks. Some steep descents and ascents on the first part of the walk with views along the coast. On the land side of the ridge we descend towards Famalicão, but pass to the north of the Vila. The final part of the walk involves gentle ascents and descents back to Pescaria via Bom Jesus. There are some stretches of road walking on mostly quiet roads. If the weather is clear there will be fine views along the coast and inland.

The first part of the route follows a marked walk – PR2 (Pequena Rota 2) – managed by the Câmara of Nazaré.

At this time of the year we will come across some very muddy stretches with puddles. Also there is one steep descent. So appropriate footwear and walking poles are recommended.

Coffee Stop: In Pescaria at the end of the walk

Timing: The walk is about 11 km and is expected to take about 3 hrs, plus extra for the coffee stop.

Notes: Directions to Serra da Pescaria

Head for Famalicão, on the main road between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré.  In the centre of Famalicão, turn west / uphill towards the sea, signposted to Serra da Pescaria and Praia de Salgado. Once at the top of the ridge, turn left at the cross roads. The windmill is 100 yards ahead of you. Parking spaces are on the right or left, after about 50 yards, next to a white house with green shutters.

Alternatively, from São Martinho do Porto, head up the road with the market on your left, 2nd turn right after the market, signposted towards Serra dos Mangues. Follow the road for about 7 km until you reach the windmill in Serra da Pescaria.

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

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A walk on the ridge above Salgado Beach (pes20S)

Walk location:  A walk to the top of the ridge above Salgado Beach

Originator:  Flynn

The walk:  Starting from the Praia do Salgado beach access parking lot we walk along
the beach to the gravel road that goes up to the Salgado Mirador. Next we
walk along the Mangues headland trail to the point where we can overlook
Praia do Gralha. From there we take the gravel road (Estrada do Chães) back
to the Salgado Mirador and connect with the litoral trail that goes down to
Salgado at a more gradual slope than the gravel road. This takes us all the
way back to the starting point.

NB: The track has deep ruts in places from motorbike and water erosion.

Timing:  The walk is about 5km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs.

 

Car Meeting Point:  Praia do Salgado parking area at 10:00.

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude  39°32’48.9″N    Longitude  9°06’37.1″W
Decimal Deg:    Latitude    39.546924       Longitude -9.110318

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.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

Coffee Stop:  At the beachfront café at the end of the walk.

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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Dinosaurs, spring flowers and wash-house (pes19S)

Originator:  John

The Walk:  Mostly on the land side of the ridge at Serra da Pescaria with good views inland.  Most of the walk is on tracks and underfoot the ground is sometimes rather rough and rocky.  I use a walking pole for stability.  During the walk we pass by a quarry with dinosaur footprints, and an isolated clothes washing point.  There should be plenty of wild flowers in the spring.  There are 2 short sections of road walking.

Timing:  The walk is about 7 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs

 

Car Meeting Point:  At the café Padaria 33 in Serra da Pescaria for a 10:30 am start.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude  39°32’55.37″N Longitude  9° 5’46.84″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude  39.548713°      Longitude  -9.096345°

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:  At end of walk.

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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Serra de Pescaria to Salgado Beach (pes/gh 02s)

Walk location:  The ridge at Serra da Pescaria, overlooking the sea, to Salgado Beach

Originator:  Georges Hoeterickx

The Walk:  The linear walk follows a track downhill to the dunes near to the 7th century Visigothic Church at São Gião (the church is currently undergoing renovation).  the walk continues along a level sandy track followed by a short climb on firmer ground to Salgado Beach.  The downhill section at the start may be muddy and slippery in places so poles are recommended.

Timing:  The walk is about 5 km and is expected to take about 1.5 hrs

 

Car Meeting Point:  The parking area at Salgado Beach at 10:30 am.  Walkers will car share to the start point.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°32’48.59″N  Longitude   9° 6’37.40″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.546830°       Longitude  -9.110389°

Walk Start Point:   The entrance of Trade Winds Villas in Rua da Pescaria, Serra da Pescaria .  You can park on the side of the road.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°33’19.64″N   Longitude  9° 5’11.64″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.555455°        Longitude -9.086567°

NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting 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. 

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

Last Walked:  18/11/2020

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Serra da Pescaria to Quinta Nova (pes/gh 01S)

Walk location:  Serra da Pescaria to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova in the valley and return via Casal Mota.

Originator:  Georges Hoeterickx

The Walk:  The route is mostly off road but normally good walking conditions , going downhill at the beginning to Casal Baixo and Quinta Nova and at the end climbing back up the ridge to Casal Mota.   The start point is 145 metre and Quinta Nova is 10 metres above sea level.

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

Car Meeting Point:  The entrance of Trade Winds Villas in Rua da Pescaria, Serra da Pescaria at 10;30 am.  You can park on the side of the road.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°33’19.64″N   Longitude  9° 5’11.64″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.555455°        Longitude -9.086567°

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

 

NB.  The flag on the map above (just above the text “Pescarias”) 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 at Padaria 33 in Serra Pescaria.

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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