Walk location:  The river valley between Barrantes and Salir de Matos.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  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 Point:  We meet at 10:15 am in or before the triangular area next to the Junta in Tornada.

At the traffic lights in Tornada, turn right for Salir de Matos if coming from Caldas da Rainha, or left if coming from Alcobaça. After 100m you will pass the Junta in Tornada (on your right) which is at the top of an open triangular shaped area.

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°26’49.73″N  Longitude  9° 7’41.11″W
Decimal Deg:    Latitude  39.447419        Longitude -9.127806°

Walk Start Point:  We will drive 5 km to 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 Caterina.

Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°25’42.18″N   Longitude  9° 5’53.16″W
Decimal Deg:    Latitude  39.427836°       Longitude  -9.097417°

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

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

Last walked: 09/06/2021

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