Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho.CLOSED

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Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho.CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:09 pm

Walk is now closed as there are 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.

I believe that this area was spared the worse of the fires ; if I am wrong, then we will do the Vale Fuzeiros walk , same starting place etc, but has a lot of ups & downs and merits a grade 3.

Start : 10.00

Duration :about 2 hours 30 mins.

Optional lunch at Casa da Vinha for 10€......but please note new lunch price policy at viewtopic.php?f=39&t=27800
UPDATE.....I HAVE HEARD THAT THE RESTAURANT HAS GONE " UP MARKET" AND NO LONGER DO A PRATA DE DIA. CHOICES ARE FROM AN A LA CARTE LIST WHICH IS LIKELY TO AVERAGE OUT AT ABOUT 12 or 13€ PER PERSON.

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.

Any questions , please ask or ring 282 380015 preferably between 1800-1900 or before 0900, but not before 23 October.

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by MikeAlmond » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:11 am

Please count me in Geoff.

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by iwaddington » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:29 pm

Please count Ian and Margaret in for the walk and lunch.
Thanks.

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by Dafmie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:31 pm

Hi Geoff

David and Mieke would love to participate in this walk (and lunch afterwards).

Looking forward to seeing you all again.

David

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by MikeAlmond » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:38 pm

Sorry, forgot to say, ill stop for lunch as well.

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by chantal.vierse » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:13 am

Hi Geoff

I will attend for the walk and the lunch too.

Thanks

Chantal

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by walker555 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:06 pm

Hi Geoff
Graeme and I would like to join the walk on the 29th and look forward to seeing everyone again then.
Marian and Graeme Lightfoot

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by walker555 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:08 pm

... Forgot to say we will stay for lunch! Marian Lightfoot

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by Wendywoo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:03 pm

Hi Geoff
Please include Steve and I with woof, Jen and the z woofs for the walk.
I do not think we will stay for lunch
Thanks
Wendy

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by williew » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Please book Willie W in for walk and Carol & Willie for lunch.


Willie W

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by Geoff » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:48 pm

...and Wendy

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by Linda and Russell » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:19 am

Please add Russell for the walk and lunch. I will be in the UK. Thanks Linda

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by lharrop » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:59 pm

Geoff can you count us both in

Louise & John

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho

Post by Geoff » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:30 pm

Walk is now closed as we have enough people...but squeezing in Isabel and Colin & Sharon....and Sue & John

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Re: Walk Monday 29 October 2018 : Western Funcho.CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:06 pm

As mentioned above, UPDATE.....I HAVE HEARD THAT THE RESTAURANT HAS GONE " UP MARKET" AND NO LONGER DO A PRATA DE DIA. CHOICES ARE FROM AN A LA CARTE LIST WHICH IS LIKELY TO AVERAGE OUT AT ABOUT 12 or 13€ PER PERSON

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