Saturday, 15 March 2008

Congreve Trail 15March 2008

A group of around thirty ramblers assembled at Hagar Qim for this very scenic walk taking in the coastline due south of Mnajdra Temples and going all the way eastwards towards Wied iz-Zurrieq. At the start a short detour was made to visit the Misqa Tanks - a group of large water cisterns situataed on a rocky outcrop some way above Mnajdra. These cisterns are reputed to be of megalithic era origin and the site is quite an evocative one - and one of our lesser known historic sites.
The group continued on its way (in glorious sunny weather one may add) past the tower known as Torri tal-Hamrija and a stone tablet which recalls the burial at sea of the British Governor of Malta Walter Norris Congreve (b.1862 - d.1927). The stretch of sea from here to Filfla, known as the Congreve Channel, marks this event. Descending the gently inclined cliff the group reached a limestone shelf next to the sea for a well deserved break. Continuing on we rounded past Wied iz-Zurrieq and climbed back tracing the southern lip of Wied Hoxt.
From here it was a short way up to our starting point.

Walk Duration: 2.5 hours

Walk Leader: Steven

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