Wallagge Springs (Ein-El-Balad)
This is a quiet valley on the south of Jerusalem Mountains, with 3 nice springs,
one of them big enough to bath (1m deep).
On the way from Jerusalem to Ein-Kerem Hospital, turn left in ORA Junction.
This road takes you to YAD KENNEDY. On the third wadi, diverge a small road
left. Along this wadi there are 3 springs:
The upper spring is a 15m cave hidden behind a big tree, with frozen water
and mud. See if you can find it !
The middle spring is an 20m tunnel (NIKBA) hidden by tall water plants (like
SUF). You can crawl inside and see the water coming from the earth !
The lower spring is the most beautiful one. It's a short tunnel (NIKBA) which
supplies water to a small rectangular pool, clean (usually) and trasparent.
The water is less than 1m deep, but you can still throw the whole family
Special: on friday afternoon you can see some of the AVRECHIM of Jerusalem,
who come to springs like the last one to fulfil the TVILA for Shabat.
Don't forget: water, light for the caves, food, and a bathing suit.
Beautiful places around:
YAD KENNEDY, J.F.K Memmorial, on the end of the road.
SEA'DIM Remains, after the end of the road.
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The Following map describes the springs. They are on the lower part of the
map, in the middle, and are called "Ein El-Balad".
You may look at a picture of the lower spring, Ein El-Balad: