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Across the valley and up the hill to some bushes is found the last Menhir marked on the route. This, like Menhir 7, is engraved with the word "Lisboa".
|A bonus on this walk was the wide variety of wild flowers
to be seen, including orchids, thyme, valarian, campion, borage - in fact there are too
many to mention!
Left: Unsure of the identification, but it could be Linnaea Algarvisomething. If it is, this tiny plant is unique in the world and is only found in this area.
Below left: Two curving stalks of wild Asparagus.
Below: Here are some Grape Hyacinths.
The afternoon walk was at Boca do Rio, which you can find described in the Vale Grifo pages.
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A Menhir near Ingrina
|The fragment of Menhir on the right is in a garden near
Figueira, and has been relocated here as a garden ornament!
There are believed to be well over a hundred Menhirs in the Vila do Bispo area.
As interest in these 5000 year old symbols increases, some are now being unofficially re-erected, close to their original locations.