Lezíria Sul - Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 38° 57.034 W 008° 58.302
29S E 502452 N 4311291
Quick Description: The South Lezíria is owned by the Companhia das Lezírias and is a privileged area for birdwatching
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/18/2012 4:43:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMDHJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 5

Long Description:
«Companhia das Lezírias is the largest agriculture, cattle and forest farmstead in Portugal, covering the marshlands of Vila Franca de Xira, Charneca do Infantado and Pauis (Belmonte, Lavouras and Magos), totaling about 18,000 hectares.

The Lezíria [marshy land] lies between the Tejo and the Sorraia Rivers and is divided by the road Recta do Cabo (E.N. 10 - Vila Franca de Xira/Porto Alto) into north and south Lezíria.

The north Lezíria consists of about 1,300 hectares which are operated indirectly (tenant farmers).

The south Lezíria totals about 5,200 hectares, of which 3,000 are operated indirectly (tenant farmers) and about 2,000 are used for pastures and fodder production.

Charneca do Infantado and Pauis both total an area of about 11,500 hectares.»

-- Source

South Lezíria is part of the Natural Reserve of the Tagus Estuary.

Coordinates are from one of the entrance gates.

Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 5,200 hectares

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
There are a network of dirt roads (max lenght about 15km)

What points of interest are there?:
Birdwatching, the views and the rivers Tagus and Sorraia

What activities are available?:
Hiking, biking , birdwatching, etc

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
no known hazards

Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Is a permit/fee required?: No

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.:
There is a permit/fee to have car access. Access by foot or bicycle is always possible and free.

Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

Hours of accessibility?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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