Vimeiro

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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Mata Nacional do Vimeiro e Mata do Gaio (vim06L)

Mata Nacional do Vimeiro e Mata do Gaio (vim06L)

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Date & Time

Friday July 21, 2023 09:00

The Walk

This forest walk takes place between two villages Vimeiro and Gaio on marked trails

The Vimeiro National Forest is located next to the village of Vimeiro, which began as a vast privileged property belonging to the Monastery of Alcobaça and existed as early as 1296. The forest extends over 267 hectares, having as main species the maritime pine (60% of the area), followed by eucalyptus (8% of the area) and cork oak (6% of the area). It consists of four forests: the Roda, Gaio, Ribeira and Canto forests.

This area was chosen for research work at the Experimental Station for Cork Oak and Eucalyptus, between 1930 and 1950, and today many stands remain as a result experiments,
not only with cork oak and other quercines but also in the field of fruit growing. The forest is currently managed by the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF).

Timing

The walk is about 11-12 km and is expected to take about 3.5 hours.

Car meeting and start point

PlaceCoordinates

Parque de Merendas do Gaio, Rua do Marco Real, Gaio
Car parking is next to the abandoned buildings of Casa do Guarda do Gaio, a building occupied in the past by the Forestry Services, across the road from the Parque de Merendas playground and picnic/barbeque area

39.489612, -9.037767
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

For those who wish to take refreshments after the walk, we will covene at Cafe Rodrigues in Gaio.

Notes

  • Walk leader: Warren Yee
  • warren@silvercoastwalks.com

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Parque de Merandas do Gaio (vim01S)

Date & Time

Wednesday 5th July. 2023 10 am

The Walk – A shaded walk through the ancient forest .

Timing

The circular route is 4.5 km through the forest with nice paths – ideal shade in sunny weather.

Car parking & start point

PLACE
25, Rua do Marco Real. – Vimeiro Long grey building near Parque de Merandas & with sign ” Parque “
GPS Coordinates 39.4921095,-9.0376593

MAPhttps://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/kaart-6-maart-2023-bf2fe65?u=m

Total length : 4.5 km
Time : 1. 1/2 to 2 hours

Coffee stop – NOT in the neighbourhood. Need to drive somewhere after the walk.

Notes :

Walk leader :

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Long – Vimeiro Walk (vim04L)

Friday 15th September. 2023 at 10.00 am

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

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Car Meeting Point:  At 10:00 am 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 “.

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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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