Boot & Routes

Walking in the Beautiful Algarve

Each year, between September and May, our walk co-ordinator Jan Bradford organizes, and often leads, walks that explore the beautiful region of the Algarve. These walks are held once a month and are announced during morning worship service. Jan also provides flyers for each walk that give information on the venue, approximate walk time and degree of difficulty. There are walks in the countryside which is beautiful and not very well known to many visitors, hikes on top of coastal cliffs and on the beach, or pleasant, easy walks through nature reserves - something for everyone's taste and ability. Detailed information will be made available in good time before each walk.


If you would like to lead a walk, please contact Jan Bradford on 918870524.



Hills above Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

A really exhilarating circular walk of around two hours, in the hills above Santa Catarina, taking in river valleys, hill top ridges and everything in between. The area is very remote and incredibly peaceful and you can see all the way to the ocean from the highest points.

We will be walking along gravel tracks and, although there will be no steep climbing, we will be walking uphill for a long time. There will be plenty of rest halts to admire the view and catch your breath – and its all downhill on the way back!

Meet at church in the lower car park at 9.15am to leave promptly at 9.30am. Alternatively go straight to the start of the walk for 10.00am. The walk will be starting from the bridge on the (only) through road above Santa Catarina do Fonte de Bispo. Travel along the N270 from Sao Bras de Alportel and, just before you enter the town of Santa Catarina, (you can see the roundabout in the centre of the town in the distance) take the road on your left signed Porto Carvalhosa and Restaurant. Follow the road for several miles (note: the main road goes right at the top a the hill if you’re not sure). When you come to a long, narrow bridge with no guard rails along the sides park in one of several laybys nearby. The GPS coordinates are 37.177639, -7.801303.

For more information please contact Jonathan Cunnington on +44 7852 822117 or Jan, the walk coordinator on 918700524.




Walk to Paderne Castle and Roman Bridge: May 2017