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Christmas Walk

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Christmas Walk 2013

Walkers gathered at Paderne to enjoy a lovely walk in the sunshine. A wonderful way to start the festive season joining  with friends in stroll around our beautiful Portuguese countryside whilst supporting charities in Loulé and Silves who do an amazing job collecting and distributing food around the needy of the Algarve.

The walk was a gentle 6kms in length on tarmac roads, tracks and paths.  During the walk we visited, Paderne’s Moorish Castle on its promontory overlooking the Ribeira de Quarteira together with an ancient Roman bridge, the remains of a water mill and a well preserved bee-hive faggot oven. The walk started at the Public Laundry “Antigo Lavadouro Publico Paderne”and was followed by a traditional Portuguese lunch at Paraiso do Algarve.

Walkers suggested to get together again in the Spring when the spring flowers and orchids will be at their best.