WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY - CLOSED

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WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY - CLOSED

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This is a new walk into a peaceful valley with lots of running streams, lakes, even a gorge and is awash with wild flowers at the moment. The walk is around 10kms and not too difficult but it is recommended to bring a pole to assist with the many water crossings. There are wobbly stepping stones. From the valley bottom we make a gentle climb up the gradual hill to the top of the ridge to enjoy views over the hills towards Monchique. We have a downhill stretch on uneven ground. Linda is leading this walk and numbers are limited to 2 x groups of 4. The usual rules apply: wear suitable footwear, bring a drink, no charge, walk at your own risk and respect social distancing rules.

We meet at Cafe Ruby in Figueira and then drive for 5 minutes to the start of the walk. Meeting time: 10.00am. The cafe may be open for a coffee at the start.

We will then drive past the restaurant Solar Do Farelo, and along the CM1145 for 500 metres for the start of the walk, parking is very limited there.
Co-ordinates to the start of the walk are N37.19786 W8.60613. If you use your satnav it take you a different route to the start, avoiding Figueira.

Directions to Cafe Ruby: Drive along the N125 West, past Alvor turning, about 2kms further on at the 2nd small roundabout with a sign for Figueira take the first right up the hill. The road bends round to the left and then you go straight across the small crossroads. Cafe Ruby is about 200 metres along on the right hand side. Parking is on the opposite side or just after the Cafe. Please indicate if you would like to join me. Contact on the day is 0044 796 0552618.
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George& Ails please for the walk.
Looking forward to it.
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To George and Ails.

Please note, I have just changed the date of the walk to the 12 April as Wendy and Steve have advised me the municipality restrictions last until late on the 5 April.
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Re: WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY

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Hi Linda
Hope we can join you on the walk on 12th
Thanks
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Re: WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY

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No problem - 12th also fine for us
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Hi Both,

12th April is good for me.

Thanks,

Mike
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Re: WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY

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Hi all see you there Jen and woofs x
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David and Mieke as well for the walk if there is space.
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Re: WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY - CLOSED

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WALK NOW CLOSED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS ON NUMBERS.
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Re: WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY - CLOSED

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Glad to see you can start some ( limited) walks again.....be nice to join you in June, but it's looking increasingly iffy!
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Re: WALK - MONDAY 12 APRIL 2021- CISTUS VALLEY - CLOSED

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Can I go on the reserve list just in case someone can’t make it. Thanks Mags.
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Hi Mags. Join us on Monday. Someone always cancels last minute. Look forward to seeing you.
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Thanks.
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A gradual climb to the top of the valley.
A gradual climb to the top of the valley.
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We had 9 x walkers today and we were all so glad to be able to go out walking in the countryside again. We even enjoyed drinks after the walk and 4 of us had a very nice prato do dia on the outside terrace at Cafe Ruby. We completed the 9.74 kms in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
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Where did all the water come from.
Where did all the water come from.
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We enjoyed the wild flowers today.
We enjoyed the wild flowers today.
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Great for the dogs to cool off today.
Great for the dogs to cool off today.
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