Sunday, 16 May 2010

16th May 2010 Walk - Mosta to Mellieha

Some 45 ramblers turned up for this relatively long walk.

Starting from Mosta Dome, we headed towards l-Ghadira tal-Wej and the Dolmen ta’ Wied Filep.

Afterwards, we descended and crossed Wied il-Ghasel, skirted Fort Mosta, crossed the Burmarrad Plain and had a small break near the pill-box just under Gebel Ghazwara. Then we headed towards Wardija Ridge through Wied Qannotta, till we reached Pwales where we had a longish rest.

We then crossed Bajda Ridge through the Roman Road and succeeded in finding a large natural cave on the Mellieha Ridge, before reaching Mellieha’s Parish Church via il-Wied ta’ Gnien Ingraw.

Walk Leader: Simon

Duration: 6 ¼ hours including breaks (0800-1415)

Distance: about 20 km

Some photos below


Dolmen at Santa Margerita, Mosta


San Pawl L-Eremita, Wied il-Ghasel


Climbing down to Wied il-Ghasel


Valley bottom



Wied il-Ghasel - The old bridge and a barumbara (pigeon loft)



A Wied il-Ghasel cave with prehistoric burial tombs

1 comment:

chribonn said...

Additional photos together with the GPS log of the walk (less first 15 minutes) as well as other statistics can be found at http://www.alanbonnici.com/photos/20100516.asp.

Enjoy.