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

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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