Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

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Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

Post by Geoff »

Walk is now closed as we have enough people.

This is a first for the CVO Ramblers, though it has been walked many times with the AWW.

Please note it is longer than usual at just on 3 hours and is about 12k.

Terrain is quite reasonable, but there is quite a long uphill stretch but nothing too steep. There are 2 water crossings, but the stepping stones usually prove adequate, but you may need some plastic bags and/or a towel!

For caffeine addicts, there isn't a cafe at the start of the walk, but there are 2 cafes on the approach road ( see below).... Cafe A Taberna Nicola on the right , or cafe Andre on the left.....I expect to be at cafe Andre about 0900, which is about 10 minutes from the start.

Start : 0930 ...PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME AS ITS A LONG WALK

Degree of difficulty ( scale 1:5) : 3, Energetic.

Lunch:this is optional, but we will be going back to O Tasco , an old favourite, but where we haven't been for some time. The standard Prata de Dia there is 8.5€ but only includes a limited choice of main dish ( fish fillets or grilled pork today) and 1 glass of wine. Other options for main course are available , so with wine/water/tip expect to pay about 12€ pp , unless you want something very exotic!

Directions: From Lagoa, turn left on the N125 and go past the turn-off for Alvor. After a few hundred yards, there is a BP station on your right and a road signposted " Senhora do Verde, Vidigal, Casais, Alcalar, Torre" : turn right here. IF you go past the Hotal Penina on your left, you have gone too far
Go up this road ( M532). After going through a single lane tunnel and after about another 1/4 mile, make sure you follow the road bending left signed Alcalar ; do NOT go straight on.
You should then soon be crossing the motorway. Carry on, passing A Taberna Nicola cafe on your right, and Cafe Andre a bit later on your left. Carry on past O Tasco, on the left. Just past O Tasco, bear left and follow the Monchique sign. About 5 minutes after O Tasco, you will see a building on the right that used to be a cafe .

The road swings sharp left here over a bridge ( signposted Montes de Cima, Marmalete, Casais ) : park by the side of the road.

Map reference : 37°14'07.7"N ,8°35'29.3"W....or 37.2358634 N, 8.5955577W

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 0800 on the day of the walk.

Walking boots/stout trainers , walking pole(s), hats and water recommended. No charge, of course.

Please also advise if you change your mind about coming, as there may be a waiting list.

Any questions , please ask below or PM me or ring 282 380015 preferably between 1800-1900.

Numbers will be limited, so it is essential to respond below if you want to come. Please also state whether you will want lunch .
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Please include Dawn and Jon for walk and lunch. We will meet at the start of the walk. thanks Jon
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Count me in for the walk but not lunch please Geoff. Sue arrives the next day so won't be walking.
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Hi Geoff
Please add us for the walk and 3 for lunch!
Steve & I, Jen and Mags and our woofs
Cheers
Wendy
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Please include Kinda and Russell for both the walk and lunch. See you at start of walk.
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Please include me for the walk and lunch Geoff.

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Please include Graham and Ruth . We will meet you at the cafe around 9.30 and will stay for lunch. Thanks
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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We will meet you at the cafe around 9.30
Please note that start time is now 0930 as its a long walk, hence expect to be at cafe at 0900.
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

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Hi Geoff
Please include Maggie and me for the walk and meal
Cheers
Bob
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)

Post by Redshoestoo »

Hello Geoff,
Please include Nicholas and Dolores.
Thanks
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

Post by Isabel Varandas »

Please put me down for the 26 Nov
All the best
Isabel
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

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Would you please put Graeme and I as reserves as we would like to join the walk
Many thanks Marian Lightfoot
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

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Would you please put Graeme and I as reserves as we would like to join the walk
Just squeezed in!

Walk is now closed as, surprisingly , we have enough people, bearing in mind the distance. Hearty CVO Ramblers.
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

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Thanks Geoff,

We would also like to stay for lunch.

Regards.

Graeme & Marian
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Re: Walk Monday 26 November, 2018. Moinho de Roche ( centre)CLOSED

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Hello Geoff,
Please add Nicholas and I for the lunch.
Thanks
Dolores
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