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tæt på Mosteiro, Leiria (Portugal)
In 2017 this area, along with many others, suffered in the forest fire that started in Pedrogao Grande, the landscape still bears the scars of this.
Mosteiro is best known for its superb river beach (Pria Fluvial) created in 2005 on the Ribeira de Pera which flows through the village, it really is a nice spot and includes a small area fenced off from the main area for dogs. On site is an old olive mill which now serves as a cafe, and an old grain mill which I believe can still be used to this day, both mills being powered by the the Ribeira de Pera. The village and its surroundings have numerous levadas (irrigation channels) supplying the cultivated land.
The walk itself is along either quiet roads or wide well surfaced paths with no steep gradients, it is ideal for young families. The trail markings appear to have been recently renewed as part of the post fire regeneration, as such they are numerous and clear.
Whilst I started this walk at its northenmost extremity I would advise the advertised start point at the river beach is more suitable.
Bird life abounds, their song filling the air as you walk. At the southern extremity I was fortunate to see fleeting glimpses of a family of three Egyptian Mongoose making their way through the undergrowth.
There a many ruins along the route which is a stark reminder of how times are changing with fewer people living remotely surviving off what they cultivated themselves.