Tuesday, February 22 – Let’s Walk in the Forest

Just above Barao S Joao is a National forest and this walk of 2.5 hours takes you up through the forest before emerging on the hill top with great views.

The return route is around the hillside with good views south to the sea. Fairly easy – one gentle climb.
10.00am start – meet at the cafe in the main street opposite the church in Barao S Joao. Take the A22 to the end at the first exit at the roundabout towards Lagos. Drive through Bensafrim and then turn right for Lagos Zoo, after 5km you arrive at BS Joao and the church is on the left, with parking behind. Julie 965 753 033

Friday, February 25 – Let’s Walk from Benafim

An amazing new walk in this totally unspoilt area, just absolutely wonderful. Fairly easy with one gentle climb.
10.00am start – meet at the cafe Ponte de Encontro. Benafim is on the main road between Alte and Salir, in the centre of the village you come to a roundabout, go straight over in the direction of Salir and the cafe is just there on the right. Sean 926 558 751

There is no need to book, please just come along ready for a prompt start and wear suitable shoes. There is a charge of 5 euro p.p. this includes a donation to charity. Full details www.portugalwalks.com