Walk 26 October 2020: Vale Fuzeiros, Sharon @ 50: CLOSED

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Walk 26 October 2020: Vale Fuzeiros, Sharon @ 50: CLOSED

Post by Geoff »

Sue & I are not now coming to Portugal this autumn, so I won't be leading this walk. Rather than cancel it, I have left it open in case someone else wants to lead it. Hope to see you all next year.

Yes, it's a very early posting, but it's Sharon's 50th the day before, so by special request!...but it's now closed.

Please note that, at the birthday girl's request, walk & restaurant have been changed from Norinho/Silves Windmill to O Gralha and Vale Fuzeiros. Revised directions below.

A lovely walk , an old favourite, that we haven't done for some years.

A circular walk of about 8 or 9 kms, so approx. 2 hours.

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

Start : 10.00 am

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.

Drive in the direction of the Barragem for about 1km when there is a cafe on the left ( the 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 village, just over 1km and O Gralha is on the left. Please park on the right, ideally not in front of restaurant.

Map ref : 37.2504118,-8.3554035

There are a couple, or so, of uphill stretches...actually, about 6....some quite steep, with loose shale. Walking boots/stout trainers recommended and walking poles.

Beautiful views, ancient menhirs & tombs!

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.

There is no charge.

Lunch. Optional. The O Gralha has changed it's menu (again) recently so I have been advised, but overall cost unlikely to exceed 12€ pp , but perhaps + tip & charity contribution.

Numbers restricted to the 10 mentioned due to covid.

Any questions , please ask.
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Hi Geoff

I'm sure that Mieke and I will there at that time, so we would love to join you for walk and lunch.

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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Sign Nicholas and me up for that walk!!
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Count me in for walk and lunch please Geoff.

Thanks

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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

Post by Lowthian »

By coincidence this is one of the few walks that we haven't done.
I think we should join you. Sharon, Colin, & probably Wendy, for walk & lunch please :D
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Please add Linda and Russell for walk and lunch.
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Well that’s Ails and I in please walk and lunch
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Hi Geoff,

Please include Claire and I for the walk and lunch.

Best Regards, David
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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John, Alfie and myself for walk and lunch please.
Thanks Ren
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Plus Willie and Carol for walk and lunch
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill

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Walk closed.
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill. CLOSED

Post by Geoff »

Hi all
It's a long time since this was organised, are you all going to be able to come? Please confirm.
Geoff
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill. CLOSED

Post by Ren »

Morning
John, myself and Alfie are in. We fly to Faro on Sunday and move into our new home on the 28th. Really looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Ren x
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill. CLOSED

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If you do have a reserve list, please add Andrew and Sue (Francis), for the walk and lunch. Thanks
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Re: Walk 26 October 2020: Norinho/Silves Windmill. CLOSED

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Yes we will be going :D
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