Walk location:  Walk location: The walk is in woodland on the south side of the head of the Óbidos lagoon.  Near to Trás do Outeiro.

Originator:  John

The Walk:  The walk follows tracks through pine and eucalyptus woods, with some agricultural land. Under foot the track is mostly firm, with some with loose sand in places. There will be some walking on a quiet road. The walk is mostly level with one gentle ascent.

Timing:  The walk is about 6.5 km and is expected to take about 2 hrs.

Total distance: 6361 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 4 m
Total climbing: 136 m
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Car Meeting Point:  The car park of Campell’s Bar at 10.00 a.m (directly beneath the conical water tower, near to Nadadouro).

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°24’45.56″N  Longitude  9°10’42.48″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.412656°       Longitude -9.178467°

Walk Start Point:  We will drive to the walk start point, the Social Centre in Trás do Outeiro.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°23’4.37″N  Longitude  9°10’12.23″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.384547°     Longitude -9.170064°

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 Stop:  There is a simple café in Trás do Outeiro or there is a bigger place on the road to Arelho.

Notes:  Directions from Caldas da Rainha and the Foz do Arelho motorway exit from the A8 to the meeting point are:

Leave the A8 at junction 18, signed N360 Foz do Arelho (this is the minor road to Foz lined by plane trees).
Take the Foz do Arelho road for about 1.5 km
Turn left into the “Rua Alto dos Moinhos” – there is a small sign to “Quinta do Negrelho Village”. You will see a petrol station 100 metres ahead, on the left
Follow the road for 1.5km and turn left off the main road at a Y fork – there is a large, concrete, conical shaped water tower in front, on the left.
Park off the road under the water tower.

If you are coming from south of the lagoon you can take a minor road from Trás do Outeiro that goes round the head of the lagoon or go directly to the Social Centre.

Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

Last walked:  05/09/2018