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Santa Rita [Tavira]

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Hidden : 06/30/2007
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

very simple multicache at Conceição de Tavira forest perimeter.

foto caminhantes foto vista torre

Perto da povoação de Santa Rita, o Perímetro Florestal da Conceição de Tavira estende-se ao longo da margem Sul da ribeira da Gafa, numa área de 457 hectares. Historicamente, foi criada em 1916 e arborizada com eucalipto e acácia, com vista à produção de lenha para alimentar os fornos de cal existentes na região. Mais tarde, com a perda de interesse económico da sua exploração, a acácia tornou-se uma espécie infestante, ocupando uma grande área na mata.
Actualmente, após a intervenção do núcleo florestal, é possível observar povoamentos jovens de pinheiro e sobreiro, e ainda pequenos núcleos com azinheira, medronheiro, alfarrobeira e eucalipto.
Foram construídas 6 represas na área da mata, que constituem refúgios para a fauna podendo aqui se encontrar espécies como a perdiz, o coelho, o javali e ainda um pequeno núcleo introduzido de gamos.
Numa das extremidades da mata existe um parque de lazer criado pela Câmara Municipal de Tavira, com infra-estruturas para a realização de piqueniques e actividades lúdicas, e uma torre de vigia.

Destaca-se ainda a existência de um percurso pedestre, que passa por alguns dos pontos mais atractivos da mata.


Close to the small village of Santa Rita, the Forest Perimeter of the Conceição is located near the Mountain range of Tavira - With an area of 457 hectares, one can find diverse tree species and of cinegetic fauna, four small barrages and a leisure park.
In the park there’s a miradouro/belvedere where you can enjoy the panoramic views to the serrana zone, a playground, sanitary and a space for picnics.
The Forest Perimeter of the Conceição de Tavira is extended throughout the South edge of the ribeira of Gafa, in an area of 457 hectares. It was created in 1916 and eucalipto and acácia species were planted, regarding the production of firewood to feed the existing ovens of whitewash in the region. Later, with the loss of economic interest of its exploration, the acácia became an undesired species, occupying a great area in the bush.
Currently after the intervention of the forest nucleus, it is possible to observe spots of pine and sobreiro, and still small nuclei with azinheira, medronheiro, carob tree and eucalipto.
There are 6 small dams in the area, that constitute shelters for the fauna - species as the partridge, the rabbit, the wild boar and still a small nucleus introduced of gamos can be found.
In one of the extremities of the bush there's a leisure park created by the City council of Tavira, with infrastructures for picnics and playful activities, and an observation tower.

There are also some pedestrian trails, that passes for some of the most interesting points of the area.


HORÁRIO/TIMETABLE
* VERÃO/SUMMER 21JUN-21SET 
        ABERTO/OPEN 11H00-19H00(FECHA ÀS 2AS.FEIRAS-CLOSED MONDAYS)
* INVERNO / WINTER - 22SET-20JUN
        ABERTO/OPEN SABADOS DOMINGOS E FERIADOS 10H00-17H00(OPEN WEEKENDS & HOLLIDAYS) 


Esta é uma multi cache, pois o parque de lazer fecha durante algumas alturas do ano. Para a completar não é necessário entrar no parque de lazer, mas se estiver aberto, suba à torre e aprecie a vista. Aproveite para passear pelos trilhos.
This is a multi cache because the park is closed some times during the year. You don’t have to enter the park to complete the cache, but if the park is open, do visit the tower to enjoy the views and take a stroll using the tracks.

As coordenadas iniciais levam à porta do parque de lazer. Junto à entrada está um parque infantil, visível do exterior (v. foto)

Initial coordenates will take you to the entrance of the leisure park. Next to the entrance are some toys (playground) for small children (see photo above).

Coordenadas finais / final coordinates:
Se o parque infantil estiver pintado de / If children playground is painted:

A-      Azul e amarelo / blue and yellow:       37º11.158 N / 007º34.647 W
B-      Vermelho e azul / red and blue:         37º11.181 N / 007º34.367 W
C-      Amarelo e vermelho / yellow and red:    37º11.185 N / 007º34.337 W


Se não distingue as cores, a resposta está escrita por trás do horário.
If you can't tell the collors, the answer is writen behind the timetable.

É possivel ir de carro para perto das coordenadas finais.
You can drive to the vicinity of final coordinates.

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