Walk location: The village of Trás do Outeiro and the Igreja de Santo Antão with some road walking (6km north of Óbidos).
The Walk: We walk through the village (about 1km) along a tarmac road then follow a beaten earth track to the chapel. En route to the chapel there is a gentle ascent followed by two steeper but short descents and ascents. Bring your walking poles to secure against sliding where the track is steep.
There are some good views of the surrounding countryside from the track, and later the Óbidos castle.
We continue the walk, descending a long flight of steps and after a short stretch of road we walk along a dyke path followed by 1 km of road then along tracks to return to the start point.
Timing: The walk is about 6.5km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.
Car Meeting Point: The car park adjacent to the aqueduct car park at the southern end of Óbidos at 10:15 am. See the Notes section below for directions.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°21’23.74″N Longitude 9° 9’29.05″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.356595° Longitude -9.158069°
We have done this walk several times so any one who remembers where the start point is can go straight there if they wish for a 10:30 start – more or less.
Walk Start Point: We drive 5km to the social centre at Trás do Outeiro 6km north of Óbidos.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°23’4.01″N Longitude 9°10’12.42″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.384448° Longitude -9.170116°
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: No coffee stops en route, but there is a small café in the village.
Notes: Directions to car meeting point:
There is a free car park on the south side of the roundabout which you can approach by driving straight over the roundabout instead of turning left. The entrance to this car park is about 100 metres on the left side after the roundabout.
Contacts: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last Walked: 12/12/2018