The Walk: The walk is along fairly rough, hilly tracks over limestone terrain with open views. This is not a marked walk and Google Earth satellite maps will be used for navigation.
Timing: The walk is about 12 km and is expected to take about 4 hrs.
Car Meeting Point: At 09:30 am at the small lake (Pequena Lagoa) in the centre of Arrimal. There is a large social centre almost opposite the lake. Note that there are two lakes separated by 1 km so look for the social centre. See the Notes section for directions to Arrimal.
We will leave some cars in Arrimal and car share to Bezerra.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°29’34.00″N Longitude 8°52’35.22″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.492586° Longitude -8.876586°
Walk Start Point: The football ground at Bezerra.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°33’14.05″N Longitude 8°50’37.68″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.553902° Longitude -8.843800°
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: The social centre in Arrimal may be open at the finish point.
Notes: Arrimal is situated to the east of the N1 main road, about half way between Rio Maior and Porto do Mós. It lies in a valley on the eastern side of the long ridge of the Serra dos Candeeiros hills.
From Caldas da Rainha head for Rio Maior and take the N1 north, direction Leiria. And after about 20 km turn right onto a minor road signposted Vale de Ventos.
From São Martinho do Porto the easiest route is via the IC9 to the IC2, then turn southwards on the IC2. And after about 9.5 km turn left onto a minor road signposted Vale de Ventos.
Vale de Ventos is at the top of the ridge and then you descend into a valley to Arrimal. You enter Arrimal at the southern end. The lake (Pequena Lagoa) is at the northern end of Arrimal.
Contact: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last Walked: 22/03/2019