Thirty ramblers turned up for this early-morning walk.
After passing near the old parish church of Msida & l-Ghajn tal-Hasselin, we headed towards il-Wied ta’ Birkirkara, and Wied Balzan (actually a road) till we reached Hal Lija cemetery. Here, we could pass through il-Wied ta’ Hal Lija till we reached the area known as Hal Mann (between Mosta & Hal Lija). On our way back we passed through the village core of Hal Lija and Hal Balzan ( visiting their old parish churches – is-Salvatur l-Antika & il-Lunzjata, where there are three adjacent chapels, it-Tlett Knejjes ).
Before having a rest at il-Gnien tal-Istazzjon (B’Kara), we could observe the baroque façade of the old parish church of Santa Marija, known as il-Knisja l-Qadima. We returned to our starting point through Misrah il-Barrieri.
Walk Leader: Simon
Duration: 3 ½ hours including break (0500-0830)
Distance: about 14 km
Some photos below, courtesy of Alfred Camilleri.
Kuncizzjoni Church at Msida
Ghajn tal-Hasselin, Msida
Il-Wied ta' Birkirkara
Birkirkara Valley - water tunnel beneath street
Hal Lija- Kappella tal-Kuncizzjoni
Hal-Lija- Is Salvatur l-Antika
Hal-Lija- The Wedding Cake