NB.....PLEASE NOTE THAT THE START POINT HAS NOW CHANGED....THE ENXERIM WALK WILL BE TOO WET SO WE WILL REVERT TO PLAN A AND DO THE WINDMILL WALK, BUT STARTING FROM A DIFFERENT PLACE, SEE BELOW
We haven't done this walk from this starting point since New tear's Eve 2011!!...hope I can remember it.
This approach should be dry , no streams to wade across, nice walk by the lavada but a bit of tarmac. The approach to the windmill is, not surprisingly, steep, but affords great views.
Duration is about 2 h 30 m, just under 10km. We do stop & admire the views when getting a bit out of breath!
Degree of difficulty (scale 1to 5 ) : 3 energetic
Walking boots or stout trainers are recommended, along with walking poles.....and a hat and water...but bring some wet weather gear in any case!
Please note that the walk will be cancelled of the weather is poor. I shall put a note on this website at about 0830 that morning, 0900 at the latest.
Tel 282 380015 if you need more info, preferably between 0830/0930 and 1700/1900......but not before 20 Feb.
As usual, all at your own risk, and no charge.
Start : 1000
Directions:From CVO, go to Silves and cross the bridge.
Turn right on the N124 .
At the roundabout, take the second exit , going towards the castle, passing the cemetery on the right hand side.
Drive to end of road , turn right by the Mini-Preco supermarket, and park in the big carpark.
Meet for coffee at either the Mini-Preco or the cafe opposite the Pastelario Castelo....haven't tried the former, and haven't been to the latter for years!
Co-ordinates: N37.1934626, W8.4369783
Due to increased numbers on walks, we are limiting numbers to 20 so it is ESSENTIAL that you indicate below if you want to come...and if you want lunch.
Any questions please telephone 282 380015 before 0900 or after 6.00pm, but after 20 Feb.
Lunch: optional, a short drive away at Mio Rio....10€.....but please note new lunch price policy at viewtopic.php?f=39&t=27800
Slight change in plans...as Sue no longer going back to snowy UK ( flight cancelled) she'll be here on 19 March : due to numbers, expect lunch will be at Mia Rio, about 10 mins drive away.
The vanguard of Willie, Rod and Dan , on their lads' walk last week reported the Enxerim river in spate.....we checked it yesterday and it's still impassable : without donning swimming cosies anyway.
We'll meet and eat as arranged, but if it's still too deep on monday, we'll do the Enxerim walk which does include a longish steep hill.
NB.....Please see posting below about changes.
After the recent rains, not only is the river impassable, but my spies tell me the puddles on the Enxerim walk are huge.
Hence, we will revert to doing the windmill walk, but from a different start point. See amended first posting.