Walk to Castle

From Quinta da Meia Eira, you can walk to Morro de Castelo Branco, distant 3km from the house. The walk passes through the parish's agricultural land reaching the protected area of Morro de Castelo Branco. In this place, you can also start a 4km circular official trail (PRC5FAI) (click to see the map)

Morro de Castelo Branco is a Nature Reserve (Category I - IUCN) and Protected Resource Management Area (Category VI - IUCN), and an interesting place for observing geological and botanical phenomena, particularly endemic flora species. This is also an important nesting site for seabirds such as the Cory's Shearwater (Calonnectris diomedea borealis), the Common Garajau (Sterna hirundo) and the Barolo’s Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis baroli).

Length: 6 km (round trip)
Degree of difficulty: easy