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Semi abandoned village and the nearest point to the long lonely sands of Rostro beach. OPCION Again strong currents prevent swimming but if you want a paddle turn off left down to the end of the the asphalt road 200m and take path to beach only 200m further. Return to the village to continue on the official route, ignoring old way marks along an alternative and poorly way marked coastal route.

Outside Castrexe the track starts again and continues parallel to the asphalt road above, turn Right onto another quiet road Here you veer off Left back onto a track through eucalyptus for to another opcion Evidently there are strongly held opinions from those favouring the original more westerly and longer (but scenic) route around the coast (via Ra de Lires); these diverge from those of the newer 1official' way marked section.

From the church head up to the top of the village (Bar Dario on your right I00m off the route).

To continue turn Left down through a forest track for to the wide rio do Castro.

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At most times of the year you can cross by the stepping stones but you may need to remove your boots depending on water levels. Note: If the river is dangerously high then you may need to cross over at A Pontenova.

This is quite a long detour by road of 5.5km to rejoin the way marked route. For this emergency alternative when flood levels are too high, turn back to Lires.

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