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Rest StopAldeia do Xisto de Pedrógão Pequeno
WARNING: Half of this section burned down. Caution is recommended due to the moderate risk of mudslides and the probability of ground deterioration.
Take the necessary precautions for high temperatures in summer and slippery terrain in the winter. The levels of difficulty and times given are only indicative. They were calculated on a physical effort basis and do not include stops. Make your estimate by analising the technical data of path to be taken.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
Pedrógão Grande Municipal Council: 236 480 150, email@example.com
Tips, hints and links
While you are at the Cabeço Mourisco Rest Area, take the opportunity to rest because you are only halfway through this route. Enjoy the green landscape, the sounds and the aromas that nature has to offer. It is within the limits of the Bouçã Lagoon so you will not lose sight of the waters of the River Zêzere along the route. Despite being in the land of cork oak (Quercus suber), species such as eucalyptus and maritime pine also dot the landscape and grow along the river. Near the water, indigenous forest species grow, such as laurels, alders and willows. You will also find traces left by wild boar, foxes and probably deer.
Atalaia Norte is a very ecologically important space because, for example, the Iberian nase come here during spawning season when the moon is full. Otters too found their habitat here, and you can easily find traces of their presence.