San Antonio – Talaia San Antonio – Sa Vorera Circular

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The walk begins on the northern outskirts of San Antonio and almost immediately there is a short but very steep climb, gaining about 100m of altitude, to the top of the Talaia San Antonio. Sadly there is much fallen and fire-damaged timber to negotiate following the forest fires of summer 2018. Note: if you do not wish to tackle this climb, the walk can be shortened and made easier by beginning at Waymark 6, parking near the roundabout. Directions on returning to Waymark 6 from the end of the walk are included in Waymark 19.

At the top we enjoy magnificent views over San Antonio Bay and follow the ridge to pass a quaint little chapel. Next we tackle a very steep descent which can be tricky in parts, before reaching the main road at Waymark 6. From here we can visit the underground chapel, Cova de Santa Agnes and begin a delightful pinewood section which eventually brings us to the rich farmland of the Sa Vorera area, through which the Buscastell Stream flows in wet conditions.

Now we simply enjoy an easy ramble through the countryside, at its very best in April and May. There is one unavoidable stretch of road-walking of about a kilometre. Fortunately the road is usually quiet. Towards the end we follow the leafy road into San Antonio by the famous 'egg' roundabout and continue along the waterside through the port and along the waterfront paved path, passing the old lighthouse. All too soon we are back at the start of this varied and interesting hike.

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Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland
02/03/2019 - Jim Arymar

Checked on 1 March 2019. Because of much fire damage to timber on the Talaia I have had to alter the description somewhat. In spite of this the walk remains an interesting and varied one. A shortened version is suggested. It would also be possible to start a shortened version from way mark 1 following the directions given at way mark 19 to reach way mark 6 and then continue. This would have the advantage of making it a circular walk. Jim Arymar