Walking practically on the valley-bed, we passed through Wied Sillani and Wied Musa, and struggled through the final stretches of Wied Xkora till eventually we reached the final point of the Siggiewi by-pass, where we had a well-deserved rest.
Then we continued upstream, passing through lesser-known valleys such as Wied ta' Manduca and Wied San Lawrenz (the most difficult & tiring slope - in the vicinity of the Laferla Cross). Then we walked through a beautiful garigue area, leading to the Gebel Ciantar cliff edge overlooking Fawwara and the Migra Ilma areas.
Here we stopped for another rest, whilst observing the scenery.
Afterwards we descended again towards Siggiewi, passing in the vicinity of Wied Zikku, and visiting two wayside chapels on our way back -tal-Providenza and ta' Hal Xluq. Following an almost unknown footpath, we reached Wied Xkora again and headed directly towards the main village square.
This was quite a 'difficult walk' bearing in mind that we started practically at sea level and reached a point approximately 250m ASL, and also that the terrain was not that easy for long stretches of this walk. However, this shows the determination of our members!
Walk leader: Simon
Duration : About 5 hours
Distance : 17 kilometres
Some of the photos below are courtesy of Silvan Mugliett
Alex, explaining the way forward
Beatiful garigue at Gebel Ciantar
Gebel Ciantar with Verdala Palace in the background
The promised island…Filfla
A well-deserved rest on the cliff edge
Fawwara – Lunzjata Chapel
Ramblers having a rest
Descending in the vicinity of Wied Zikku
Another short rest at Tal-providenza
Hal Xluq Chapel