Tuesday, 18 May – Let’s Walk from Figueira, near Portimão

A great circular walk through the countryside where people still farm in the traditional way – just over 2.5 hours and moderately easy.

10.00am start meet at the cafes in Figueira. Take the EN125 from Portimão, after 5km turn right for Mexiloheira Grande, then take the first right direction Arao. After 1km at the T-junction turn right direction Figueira and after crossing the bridge go right again and 100m on left you will find 2 cafes. Julie 965 753 033

Tuesday, 25 May – Let’s Walk from Purgatorio

Walking through the low hills west of Paderne, giving wonderful 360 views to enjoy. Just over 2.5 hours of moderately easy walking.

10.00 am start – meet at the snack bar Ines. From the EN125 take the old Lisbon road IC1 and then the first exit for Tunes and Paderne and at the t – junction turn right. Follow the road for about 5km passing under the motorway and just before you arrive at another T – junction you will see large white gates on the right, the cafe is hidden away behind the gates. Julie 965 753 033

There is no need to book please just come along wearing shoes suitable for country walking (you walk at your own risk). There is a nominal charge of 5 euro this includes a donation to charity - full details www.portugalwalks.com