Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

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Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:54 am

Walk is now closed as we have enough people.

A lovely walk by the Western Barragem do Funcho. Most of it is flat(ish) but perhaps 20% is hilly.....nothing too severe, but it probably merits a "3" category for that part.

Start : 10.00

Duration :about 2 hours 30 mins.

Optional lunch at Casa da Vinha for about 8.5€.

Degree of difficulty ( scale 1:5) : 3, energetic for 20%, 1, easy for 80%.

Directions : drive from CVO to Silves, go over the bridge and turn right and follow the N124 for about 7 kms until you see a turning on the left signposted "Barragem do Arade 3 kms".......the signpost is in a small triangular traffic island, which has a large palm tree on it.

It may be easier to meet here at 09:25.....the start of the walk is another 10 minutes drive away.

If you want to meet at the start of the walk itself, then drive in the direction of the Barragem for 1km when there is a cafe on the left ( A Rainha): turn right, signposted Canestros and Gregorios.

Drive through both Canestros and Gregarios for 3kms then make a sharp left turn, almost doubling back on yourself.

Drive for 2kms until you come to a T junction at the top of the hill, turn right and drive through the village : the Casa da Vinha cafe/restaurant will be on the right hand side. Please do not park right in front of the cafe : either in the road or carpark at the back.

Usual caveats - all walks are at your own risk, and we do not walk if it is pouring with rain.....I will endeavour to put any cancellation note on this site by 0830 on the day of the walk.

Please advise if you are intending to come, and whether you want to meet at the N124 turn-off or at the cafe.

Due to the recent increase in numbers, I am limiting this walk to a max of 20 people
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Any questions , please ask or ring 282 380015 preferably between 1800-1900 or before 0900, but not before 31 October.

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by Linda and Russell » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:44 pm

Please add Linda and Russell for both the walk and lunch. Linda favourite lunch stop. Ciao

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by Dafmie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:57 pm

Yes, please for both of us,
David and Mieke

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by gillandjim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:10 pm

Great see you then gill

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by Josephine » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:15 pm

Mary M✅✅
Apologies from me, change of plans!
Mary M
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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by Wendywoo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:36 am

Hello geoff
Steve and I would like to join the walk
Thanks
Wendy

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by walker555 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Hello Geoff.

Marian and I would like to join the walk. We will advise where we plan to meet.

Thanks.

Graeme & Marian

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by Geoff » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm

plus Jenny & daughter....

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by KBB » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi Geoff
We'd like to walk with you (Caroline and Karen). Looking forward to it.
Karen

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho

Post by l1ghtbown » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:18 pm

Hello Geoff, we would like to walk 27th November with our 2 dogs. Thanks. Martin & Maggie

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 am

Walk is now closed as there are enough people....but squeezing in Paul & Maggie, James & Gillian, Rose, Mary P & Paddy who have had login probs.

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Janette » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:41 pm

Only just got back to CVO. Any chance we can fit in with 2 friends and for lunch?

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:35 pm

Only just got back to CVO. Any chance we can fit in with 2 friends and for lunch?
'fraid not....too many already really....sorry. Catch up another time.

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Janette » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:47 pm

No worries might try one of your self guided walks!

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Re: Walk 27 November 2017 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 pm

Hi folks
Looks like almost a 50% chance of a shower tomorrow...bring some wet weather gear!

Geoff

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