Sunday, 9 March 2008

Ghajn Rihana Valley – 9th March 2008

In what turned out to be a beautiful day, some 75 ramblers, including Dutch, Lebanese and English-speaking ramblers, turned up for today's walk. We started at the chapel dedicated to Santa Margerita (Burmarrad) from where we followed the watercourse downstream. Then we went upstream through the Wied il-Ghasel valley system,turned left to stroll the Burmarrad area until reaching a path through the fields leading us to Fort Mosta. We rambled just under the Victoria Lines till we reached the statue of San Guzepp tat-Targa (at Targa Gap). Going further uphill, we passed near the ex-Targa Battery, reaching the tal-Bezbezija area, aft after crossing the Victoria Lines at right angles, we passed near an entrenchment originally built by the knights in an area called Ta' Falka. Going downhill, we crossed a small tributary of the Ghajn Rihana valley system, till we reached il-Hzejjen, where we followed the watercourse upstream till ta' l-Imselliet area. Walking towards Zebbiegh, we turned left where we followed a path on the other side of the valley, and after reaching il-Hzejjen again, we turned right (uphill) till we crossed the main road to Bidnija and reached our starting point downhill through the lesser-known Wied l-Arkata.

Walk leader: Simon

Duration: 4 hours

Some photos below, courtesy of Mr Silvan Mugliett

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