Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

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Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:28 pm

Walk is now closed.

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.

Best part, hopefully, is a return to O Gralha for lunch, which has recently reopened and has had good reports.

Start : 10.00

Duration :about 2 hours 30 mins.

Optional lunch at O Gralha. Cost is about 9.5€ but charge will be 12€ to include tip & charity contribution.

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

Dogs. Dogs are allowed as long as they are under control and are quiet.

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 , drive through the village and the O Gralha is one of the last buildings on the left. please park opposite.

Map ref : 37.2534693 N,8.3454438W

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 lunch and whether you wish 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 c20 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 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by dawnandjon » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 pm

Hi Geoff, Dawn and Jon for walk and lunch, we will meet you at start of the walk.thanks Jon.

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by MikeAlmond » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:33 pm

Walk and lunch please Geoff, Thanks, Mike

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Dafmie » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:42 pm

Yes please for David and Mieke, for walk and lunch.

Thanks

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by walker555 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:09 pm

Please add Marian and Graeme to the list for the walk and lunch

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Linda and Russell » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Please add Linda and Russell for walk and lunch. Thanks

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by pinkypuffin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:33 pm

Jen and ‘Z’s will be there but no lunch 😆

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Lowthian » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:57 pm

Please include Colin Sharon & Wendy for walk & lunch. Thanks Colin.

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Bertie8500 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:41 pm

Mags & Bertie the dog, just for the walk. Thanks

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by MikeAlmond » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:22 pm

Hi Geoff,

Would you add David and Claire for walk and lunch please?

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Don » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:57 pm

Good day Geoff, I'm new to this forum and will be spending the next 7 months in CVO. I'd love to join your group for this walk and lunch - they seem to be very popular!
Thanks, Don McLeod

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Geoff » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:03 pm

Good day Geoff, I'm new to this forum and will be spending the next 7 months in CVO. I'd love to join your group for this walk and lunch - they seem to be very popular!
Thanks, Don McLeod
Welcome to the Forum & hope you enjoy the walking group.
Geoff

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Skiingbuffy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:15 pm

Geoff - Aileen and myself please.
George

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Skiingbuffy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:17 pm

Sorry - lunch as well please

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Re: Walk Monday 4 November 2019 : Western Funcho

Post by Geoff » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:05 am

Walk is now closed....but squeezing in Isabel...and Val....but Graeme and Marian can't now make it.

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