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Pruning the chestnut forest

Pruning the chestnut forest

At Vale das Lobas, in the area above the village of Sobral Pichorro, there is an incredible forest of tall, thin trees, with light-brown trunks covered in green, fluffy lichen, whose floor is now covered in a bed of leaves representing autumn hues. They are chestnut trees…

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Water and the vortex turbine | part 1

Water and the vortex turbine | part 1

“The beauty of the hydropower is of course that it’s running 24h a day, which is very different from solar.… So especially for these kitchen equipments like fridges, which need power continuously, they are ideal to be powered by the hydroturbine…

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SKIPPY

SKIPPY

Skippy was who you would first meet on a visit to Vale das Lobas, ever since there was a Vale das Lobas. He would greet you on the doorstep, and if you went for a walk, he always lead the way, a white fluff with two blueish-white beacons for eyes and a heavy undulating tail.

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Biodiversity Park Update

Biodiversity Park Update

We are thrilled to announce that the Biodiversity Park initiative is now ready to progress beyond the boundaries of the Vale das Lobas project. Associação Serra Lusa A community based not-for-profit association, called Serra Lusa has been formed with the objective of...

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Lagar da Ribeira

Lagar da Ribeira

With the end of 2020, also comes an ending and new beginning here at Vale das Lobas. The Restaurant "Lagar da Ribeira" has been transformed from a derelict, almost forgotten Olive Mill, as seen in the header picture, into a beautiful restaurant building. In the past...

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