Ridge above Alto da Serra (ccl06L)


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Walk location:  The ridge on the Serra dos Candeiros on the east side of Alto da Serra, Rio Maior.

Originator:  Chris Coell

The Walk:  A linear walk along a main access track on top of the ridge as far as the quarry then return, following several Wind turbines.  Good views to the coast.

Initially an ascent from the windmill to top of ridge then level.  The track may be dry & dusty and is exposed to the wind.  Forecast NNW at 26 km/hr.  Also protection from strong sun and water.

Picnic stop at a suitable location at about half way.

Timing:  The walk is about 13 km and is expected to take  3.3 to 4 hours.


Car Meeting Point:  10.10 to 10.15 am @
Cristina cafe stop – approx. 7 km from Benedita.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°22’11.89″N   Longitude    8°57’51.26″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.369970°        Longitude   -8.964239°

Walk Start Point:  10.30 am @ Moinho de Freguesia de Rio Maior.
( on Estrada dos Candeiros)

Deg, Min, Secs:   Latitude 39°21’46.47″N  Longitude   8°57’38.92″W
Decimal Deg:      Latitude 39.362908°       Longitude  -8.960812°

NB.  The one or 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.

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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