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PR1 SRT Schist Walking Trail: Pedrógão Pequeno - Trilho dos Bufos (The Bubo Owl Trail)

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  • Barragem do Cabril
    / Barragem do Cabril
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  • / Calçada Romana
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  • / Fontanário, Pedrógão Pequeno
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  • / Nossa Senhora da Confiança, Pedrógão Pequeno
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  • / Pelourinho, Pedrógão Pequeno
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Circular route starting and ending at the marketplace of Pedrógão Pequeno. Along the way you can imagine the extent of the vegetable gardens in the past. 
moderate
Distance 9.8 km
3:30 h
359 m
359 m
458 m
300 m
Circular route starting and ending at the marketplace of Pedrógão Pequeno. Along the way you can imagine the extent of the vegetable gardens in the past - some are still cultivated. The course is set in a forest area rich in oaks, Cork oak, strawberry tree, and pine, among other species. Other highlights of the walk include the small village of Casal dos Bufos, a section of path along the bank of Cabril reservoir and the ascent of Monte da Senhora da Confiança (Mount of Our Lady of Trust), a natural viewpoint over the dam. 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the agricultural landscapes and be aware of the local flora and fauna.

 

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Catarina Almeida - ADXTUR
Update: February 18, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
300 m
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Safety information

Beware of high temperatures in the summer and slippery terrain in the winter.

 

Useful Contacts

SOS Emergency: 112

SOS Forest: 117

GNR Sertã (police): (+351) 274 600 730

ADXTUR- Aldeias do Xisto Network: (+351) 275 647 700 | (+351) 960 101 873 

Tips and hints

This area of heath is ideal for a reunion with nature in its purest state. The natural heritage is extremely rich and quite varied. Throughout the trail you will see oaks along the embankment of Cabril Reservoir as well as cork oak, cerquinho oak, strawberry tree, pine bravo, among others. Animals that make this area their habitat are the partridge, raven, heron, black kite, blackbird, round winged eagle, rabbit, weasel, wild boar, hare, badger, mongoose, and the otter. The Zêzere River has carp, largemouth bass, barbel and perch.

 

Gastronomy

- Fish soup

- Tripe

- Maranho (Goat stomach filled with goat meat mixture)

- Rolled almond pastry (Cernache style)

- Fried pastry donuts (filhós and coscoréis)

- Evergreen strawberry tree brandy

- Cheese

Start

"Marketplace of Pedrógão Pequeno ""39°54'40.41""""N 08° 7`49.55""""W"" / Monte da Sra da Confiança: 39°54'42.00""N | 8° 7'50.40""W" (360 m)
Coordinates:
DD
39.902714, -8.130911
DMS
39°54'09.8"N 8°07'51.3"W
UTM
29S 574290 4417321
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Destination

"Marketplace of Pedrógão Pequeno ""39°54'40.41""""N 08° 7`49.55""""W"" / Monte da Sra da Confiança: 39°54'42.00""N | 8° 7'50.40""W"

Turn-by-turn directions

Anti-clockwise:Starting from the marketplace at Pedrogão Pequeno, the route passes in front of the gardens and the primary school, and then onto a country path. We pass through cultivated fields, to the Porteleiros River and quickly enter a section of pine forest. Soon after comes the small village of Casal dos Bufos, where begins the descent to Cabril reservoir. After travelling just over 1km, the route collides with a section of the Great Route of Zêzere running along the banks of Cabril reservoir, and then starts the climb to the Monte da Senhora da Confiança (Mount of Our Lady of Trust). Along the way you can make two detours: the first to visit the old quarry of Cabril and after about 900m, a lookout over the quarry. Back on the main path, you will quickly come to the Monte da Senhora da Confiança (Mount of Our Lady of Trust). From this point begins the descent back to Pedrogão Pequeno. Clockwise: Starting the journey at the lookout of Our Lady of Trst, the trail continues to Cabril reservoir. Throughout the descent two detours can be made: the first to enjoy the view from a lookout over the quarry, and the second to see yhe quarry itself. After traveling along the embankment to Cabril reservoir, the path ascends to the small village of Casal dos Bufos. Then the route connetcs with the rural paths of Pedrogão Pequeno passing Portelinhos River and the primary school. After passing the market, the route goes back up to Mount of Our Lady of Trust, initially by a small section of the Roman Road, and then along the main path. 

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Coordinates

DD
39.902714, -8.130911
DMS
39°54'09.8"N 8°07'51.3"W
UTM
29S 574290 4417321
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
359 m
Descent
359 m
Highest point
458 m
Lowest point
300 m

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