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Liability Disclaimer for all Walks and Events
I and my guests agree to hold harmless the Society and its leaders and administrators, from any iability for any loss or damage to property and/or death or bodily injury or illness sustained in the course of the organised walks/activities.  A walk or an event may be changed at the discretion of the Society at any time.

May  to September Walks 2019

Members will be required to show their membership card

prior to boarding the bus for a walk

Saturday, 11th May 2019 Mtahleb Basin
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Close to Mtahleb Church and close to the Correctional Facility (SATU)
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : No buses operate in this area. A lift is needed.

We park our cars near the hostel in the vicinity of Mtahleb church and close to the Correctional Facility (SATU).
We start the walk by going past the chapel and soon start the long way down towards the sea enjoying beautiful scenery all the way. We pass the large uncovered water reservoir and continue all the way down to the cliff edge where we turn left (facing Dingli Cliffs). We walk along the cliffs edge all the way around "Il-Qaws" (The Bow or Arch) towards Dawwara Point where we have our break. The caves in the cliffs below us were used in March 1942 by Carmelo Borg Pisani, the Maltese/Italian spy who was later caught and sentenced to death. We continue to Dawwara Point to better view the magnificent cliffs, running east and west. Here we turn inland and soon start the long climb up to the top along country tracks through the peaceful surroundings and sparse dwellings. Eventually we pass through the quite unique Mtahleb village complete with some troglodyte dwellings.

Wednesday 12th June, 2019
Smart City (Xghajra)
Meeting place:  Smart City car park near the magic fountain.
Meeting time: 5.15pm.   Walking starts: 5.30pm.
Public transport bus nos. 94, 120 or 121. Stop on bus stop QASSISIN.
Note:  Bus no.3 from Valletta goes inside Smart City and stops beside the car park.
From the spacious parking area near the Xghajra promenade, we walk along the sea front outside Smart City fence in the direction of Ricasoli, passing between Fort Ricasoli and the huge filming tanks, always walking nearer to the shore.  When we reach the asphalted road we turn right and go to the old cholera cemetery of Wied Ghammieq.  From there we can see the 100 ton gun at Fort Rinella.
Leaving Ricasoli area, we go down to Rinella bay with its sandy beach, which is little known to Maltese living outside the Cottonera area; then walking uphill to Bighi area and turning back in the direction of Xghajra, passing by the Commonwealth Cemetery and St. Peters.
At the roundabout junction between Zabbar and Xghajra, we walk down to Xghajra parish church.  We then head towards Grazzja Battery and down to the seafront.  We turn left and walk along the promenade until we reach Smart City again and our transport.
Duration: 2.15 hours

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019
Wied  Garnaw
Meeting place:  Near Scotts Supermarket, Gudja by-pass, Triq Hal Tarxien
Meeting time: 6.00pm.    Walk Starts: 6.15pm.
Public transport:  Buses passing Triq Tal-Barrani, stop on Bus Stop BULEBEL, 81,82,85.
Buses passing Triq Dawret il-Gudja stop on Bus Stop BETTINA, X5, X7.

We start by reaching the renovated Chapel of Santa Lucija Tal-Barrani.  Cross to the frontal medieval narrow road.  Pass Country Castle and soon cross Wied Garnaw.  We go and visit the Chinese Garden of Serenity.  From there we go and pass Gudja Cemetery and ahead visit The Chapel of Santa Marija Ta’ Bir Miftuh.  We pass Gnien il-Qari, and reach one of the Gardens of Sir Alexander Ball.  We return to our cars from more county paths.

Duration: 2.15 hours.

Friday,9th August, 2019
Dingli Cliffs
Meeting place:  Near Dingli Cemetery
Meeting time:  6.00pm.   Walk starts:   6.15pm.

We walk through the street by the cemetery, towards the public garden and continue until we reach the cliffs’ edge near the Radar, passing by Saint Mary Magdalene Chapel, rebuilt in 1646.
We proceed on the main road along the Dingli cliffs until we reach the ex Puglisevich Explosive Depot.  On our way, on our left, we admire the setting sun, (sunset is at approximately 7.15pm).
We return through a different way passing by the small chapel of St. Paul tal-Pitkal, arriving back to our cars by 8.30pm.

Duration:  2.15 hours.

Thursday, 19th September 2019
Benghajsa Area
Meeting place:  Near Freeport outer gate roundabout, at the end of Triq Hal Far, Kalafrana.
Meeting Time:  4.15pm.    Walk Starts:  4.30pm
Bus nos: 82, 202, X4. Stop on bus stop PAPA.
We start  walking along the wide Freeport road and towards the beautiful Wied ix-Xoqqa.  We continue up by the rocky shore, passing the new Liquigas Plant until we arrive at Fort Benghajsa, built in 1909.  Ahead we turn into Triq il-Fortizza.  Soon we enter into the plateau and on a rocky path and pass an interesting cave.  From there we go in Triq Ghar Hasan and ahead pass the Kuncizzjoni Chapel, built in 1822 and enlarged in 1861/62).
We go down Triq l-Immakulata Kuncizzjoni, turn left into Triq Benghajsa.  Walk to the end and into Triq Hal Far (main road) and back to our transport.

Duration:  2.15 hours.

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