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Uploaded 4 lutego 2019

Recorded lutego 2019

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224 m
96 m
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0,8
1,5
3,09 km

Obejrzane 134 razy, pobrane 8 razy

w pobliżu Cabecinha, Castelo Branco (Portugal)

This is a short trail taking in the Ribeira de Codes, the Ribeiro de Milreu and the Penedo Furado river beach.

I decided to revisit it because it is such a pleasant walk with something to draw your eye around every turn and the waterfalls are very pleasant. This time I also walked a short distance upstream along the Ribeira de Codes from the River beach to find a shaded picnic area.

Since my last visit the local camara (council) have started improvement works to the trail by building a wooden boardwalk from the river beach to where the Milreu flows into the Codes. These works are not yet completed but from what is already in place suggests that this section of the trail will be wheelchair/pushchair friendly. It was also evident that they have also been busy clearing trees and shrubs to open up the views.

Don't forget to also look skyward to see the small statues all facing southwards.
parking

Parking

Plenty of parking available at the Pria Fluvial (river beach).
Piknik

Picnic area

Nicely shaded under the trees.
Waypoint

My start point.

There is limited parking available if you start the trail from here rather than the river beach.
Plaża

River beach

Sluice gates are placed during the summer to deepen the water and slow the flow. These photographs were taken in winter after a period of rain so are not indicative of summer conditions when the beach is open for use.
Ruiny

Ruin

Take the dirt track on the north side of this graffiti covered ruin to locate a few parking places.
Ruiny

Ruin

On the southern bank of the Ribeira de Codes.
Piknik

Cave

Picnic tables are present. I read somewhere that this, and the viewpoint immediately ablove it, used to an ancient defensive position.
panorama

Viewpoint 1

panorama

Viewpoint 2

The cave with picnic tables is underneath this viewing platform.
panorama

Viewpoint 3

Wodospad

Waterfall 1

Having left the Ribeira de Codes and starting up the Ribeiro de Milreu.
Wodospad

Waterfall 2

The depth of water is such that it is possible to swim in the pool below this waterfall.
Wodospad

Waterfall 3

If you are more agile than me it appeared it would be possible to find a route down to this waterfall if you wanted to.

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