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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Levada

 

the Russian name for a permanently or temporarily fenced area in a natural or cultivated long-term pasture for maintaining and grazing horses during the summer. Levady are set up near stables. Permanent levady have feed boxes and sheds to shelter the horses in inclement weather.

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If you've a head for heights, walk along the levadas (paths alongside water channels with steep drops) peer over 1,935ft high cliff Cabo Girao or trek the peaks at Pico Areerio.
Try taking a cable car up to the historical Jardim Botanico, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Funchal, or explore a banana or sugar plantation, practise your golf swing in Palheiro or walk along one of the levadas through the mountains.
The walk in question, near Sao Jorge in the north of the island, was along one of Madeira's levadas - the 1300-mile network of irrigation channels that have been bringing water down from the mountains for centuries.
Protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Laurissilva offered a variety of walks along levadas - the mini canals flowing down the mountain providing water to Madeira's farmers.
Nesta localidade rural madeirense a memoria da agua reproduz-se nas recordacoes colectivas, suportadas pelas levadas, nas suas inumeras estruturas, (7) e ainda, pelas regras sociais (8) e praticas culturais que gerem o recurso hidrico.
Mostly, we walked on narrow paths along irrigation channels called 'levadas', first built in the 1700s when Madeira was a prosperous Portuguese province at the heart of Atlantic trade.
Mostly we walked on narrow paths along irrigation channels called "levadas", built in the 1700s when Madeira was a prosperous Portuguese province at the heart of Atlantic trade.
The government of Madeira has confirmed that they are to invest EUR3 million to improve the island's network of 'levadas' (walking trails).