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Daħlet Qorrot Walk

This circular walk starts and ends in In-Nadur. It leads from In-Nadur to the plateau of Il-Qortin Isopo where, towards the sea you can see the Ta’ Sopu Watchtower surrounded by wonderful garrigue terrain known for its wild rock roses and endemic Maltese spurge.

There is also a panoramic view over the rocky coastline and the blue waters of the north-eastern coast. The route then takes you to Daħlet Qorrot bay, skirting Mistra Rocks – a rocky shore. Admiring the wonderful views and the rich variety of wild plants among the cliff-side boulder scree, you go downhill to the small bay of Daħlet Qorrot, where fishermen have carved boathouses in the limestone cliffs: an ideal spot for swimming and fishing.

After a short ramble along the coastal limestone shelf you turn inland and head uphill through an unspoiled wilderness area, with breathtaking views of the valley of Il-Wied ta’ Grejgel. In this valley both modern and traditional farming methods are used to reap the succulent fruits yielded by Mother Earth. The walk then leads the hiker to the village of Il-Qala, the easternmost village in Gozo, which boasts fabulous views over the sea to Comino and Malta.

On the way back to In-Nadur you can admire an 18th-century windmill and an ancient dovecote. In-Nadur is a typical Gozitan village, where houses nestle around the dominant Baroque or Romanesque place of worship. The route map in the centre pages of this booklet, together with the frequent signposts located along the route, will help you follow the walk more easily. It is advisable to stick to the set route so that you can appreciate more fully the Gozitan landscape, rural way of life and other curiosities.

Daħlet Qorrot Walk

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