Walk location: This week’s short walk (2 ½ hrs) is between Chiqueda and Lameira on the southern outskirts of Alcobaça.
Originator: Morag and John Walmsey
Max elevation: 156 m
Min elevation: 51 m
Total climbing: 193 m
The Walk: The walk starts at the “Nascente” or head of the Rio Alcoa then follows a path through a wooded limestone gorge with some interesting geological features. At about the midway stage there is an uphill stretch on a country road, then through a quiet village before heading back cross country along the side of the valley and downhill to the cars.
Timing: The walk is about 6.5km and is expected to take about 2 ½ hrs, plus extra for coffee.
Car Meeting Point: We will meet at Lidl’s car park, Rua De Leiria, Alcobaça at 10:00 am.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°32’52.83″N Longitude 8°58’0.83″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.548008° Longitude -8.966897°
Walk Start Point: We drive in convoy to Chiqueda and park next to the river at the disused factories at Poço d’Agua.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°32’12.63″N Longitude 8°56’48.02″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.536842° Longitude -8.946672°
NB. The two flags on the map above show the car meeting and walk start points. If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps. You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.
Coffee can be taken in Alcobaça at the end of the walk.
Directions to Lidl :
From Caldas da Rainha take the N8 or exit the IC1 at Tornada. Carry straight on under the IC1 near Alfeizerao and continue on to Alcobaça . On descending the bypass into Alcobaça go straight across the first roundabout following signs to Leiria. Go straight over the second roundabout (Pingo Doce) and take the first exit on the last roundabout. Lidl is about 50 yards on the right.
From São Martinho drive through Alfeizerão and turn left onto the N8 under the Motorway. Follow above instructions.
Or take the IC9 from Nazaré, exit Alcobaça and turn left at the roundabout.
Contact: See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.
Last Walked: 04/10/17