Saturday, 12 June 2010

Rabat Walk 12th June 2010

Some 50 ramblers turned up for this relatively early walk.

Starting from St. Paul’s Parish Church, we passed through the part of Rabat which formed part of the Roman Town, and eventually headed towards Mtarfa after crossing Wied Gheriexem. Through a footpath we descended to Wied il-Qlejgha ( aka Chadwick Lakes ) and walked along two other valleys – Wied Bajjad & Wied Armla. After a longish rest, we headed towards Wied Ghomor, through tas-Salib, descended along the same valley and along Wied Ghemieri, crossed il-Pont tal-Fiddien and had another rest at Ghajn Klieb where the ramblers could observe a number of punic tombs.

On the way back to our starting point, some ramblers opted to see the medieval chapel of San Mikiel ta’ Sancir in the vicinity of Gnien is-Sultan.

Walk Leader: Simon

Duration: 4 ¼ hours including breaks (0730-1145)

Distance: about 14 km

Heading towards Mtarfa

A difficult stretch

A bucolic scene

A well deserved rest

Wied Ghomor

The "winery"

A milestone on the main road from Rabat to the north

Rock-cut tombs at Ghajn Klieb

The medieval chapel of San Mikiel ta' Sancir

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