Walk 13 January 2020 ; Baragem de Funcho. CLOSED

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Walk 13 January 2020 ; Baragem de Funcho. CLOSED

Post by Geoff » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:07 pm

Walk is now closed as there are enough people.

It's a just over 2.5 hours and it has a couple of steady inclines, but is otherwise predominantly flat(ish)......unless you want to detour to the trig point ( which 5 of us have done in the past, and adds about 15mins).....and gives great views of the barragem.

Difficulty ( on a scale of 1:5) : most is 2 (moderate) but a short part is 3(energetic)....and the trig point diversion is cat 4!!

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

Start : 10.00.....but please be there by 0945 if you want a coffee and order lunch.

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.

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 3 January.

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Don » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Geoff, please put me down for walk and lunch. Will meet at the cafe.
Merry Christmas!
Don.

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by MikeAlmond » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:32 pm

Walk and lunch please Geoff. I'll meet you at the cafe.

Mike

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Dafmie » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:11 am

Please put David down for walk and lunch. Mieke should be away that day.

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Linda and Russell » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:49 pm

Linda and Russell for walk and lunch please. Thanks

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by dawnandjon » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Dawn and Jon for walk and lunch.
Thanks Jon

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by David Johnston » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:50 pm

Hi Geoff,

Please include me for the walk and lunch. I'll meet you at the restaurant. Claire will still be in the UK.

Thanks David J.

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Skiingbuffy » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:08 am

Merry Christmas everyone - Aileen and I for the walk and lunch please.

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by williew » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:32 pm

Carol & I for walk and lunch please.


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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Bertie8500 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:21 pm

Mags & Bertie the dog for the walk. Thanks.

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Grahamandruth » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:59 am

Graham and Ruth for walk and lunch please.
Happy Xmas/Feliz Natal/Nadolig Llawen to all

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Grahamandruth » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:00 am

we will meet at the turn off at 9.25-thanks
Graham and Ruth

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Geoff » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:34 am

we will meet at the turn off at 9.25-thanks
ok...see you there

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Saryan » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi Geoff John and I will join you for walk and lunch. Many thanks Susan

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Re: Walk 13 January 2019 ; Baragem de Funcho

Post by Ren » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:02 pm

John and myself for the walk and lunch please. See you at the cafe Ren x

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