Nature Fix for Kids (walk 7)- 16.2.20

Rio Lizandro trail, Roman bridge and Waterfalls.



When: 11am 16.2.20 Domingo/ Sunday 16th February


How long: Approx: 3 hours





The walk starts at a water treatment plant! Yes, lovely!! Actually, my son found it very interesting. It's the only decent place to park for this walk and has sufficient room. We soon get into nature by passing a small bridge and then onto a trail once used in the past as an important link in much the same way as the N9 does today. There are sections that are clearly Roman.


The waterfall is one of Sintra's secrets and is hidden amongst some dense foliage. This is the best time of year to see this waterfall. We follow the trail into some wonderful countryside that leads to Rio Lizandro. This is the start of a stunning trail that follows the river all the way to Foz do Lizandro (22kms - perhaps for another day!).We follow the river for 2 kms to some abandoned farmhouses that are next to an ancient bridge. A great place for kids to play and to have our snacks. We will be taking the trail back on the opposite side of the river.


My favorite picture (below)from the last 'Nature Fix' at the start of this month. Beautiful colours.


Esses passeios dão:


Algumas horas sem tecnologia e telefones


Uma oportunidade de brincar na natureza e fazer novos amigos


Praticar inglês (muitas nacionalidades diferentes)


Para aprender uma nova rota e ver Sintra 'escondido'


Você praticará a 'mindfulness' plena, naturalmente


Tire um pouco de ar fresco e vitamina D das multidões







BASICS:



Bring: Snacks, rain jacket, hat, good boots and a sense of adventure.


Forecast: Cloudy, but no rain.


Ages: 5+


Benefits: See link on website


Don't Bring: Phones


Languages: English and Portuguese


Price: 10 euros (includes guide and insurance)


Directions and Meeting point:


Meeting point and parking: Smas sintra ecoagua. Santa Maria 13, 2715-311 Terrugem


GPS: 38.854855, -9.340705


Directions and parking:


The walk starts at a water treatment plant. Follow A5 and A16 to N9 in Sintra. Take exit 9 from A16. Then take exit 9 for N9 toward Mafra/Pêro Pinheiro/Lourel. Continue straight onto Av. Combatentes do Ultramar. Turn left onto Av. da Armenha Continue onto R. Santa Maria


Any confusion then please text me and I will send a dropped pin beforehand






Next walk: February 2020

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