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September - October Walks 2019

Members will be required to show their membership cards prior to

boarding the bus for a walk.

Thursday, 19th September 2019
Benghajsa Area
Meeting place:  Near Freeport outer gate roundabout, at the end of Triq Hal Far, Kalafrana.
Meeting Time:  5.00pm.    Walk Starts:  5.15pm
Buses no. 82 and X4 from Valletta,  119 from Airport and 210 from Mater Dei.

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.

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019  - Fawwara - Dingli Cliffs - Laferla Cross
Circular Walk  :  No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Close to bus stop PROVIDENZA near Dar tal-Providenza
Meeting Time :  2.15pm
Walk Starts     :  2.30pm
Bus(es)            :  109 from near Domus Romana, Rabat.  201 from Airport

The start of the walk is on the road from Siggiewi to Ghar Lapsi. We park our cars at the junction with the last road on the right just before the Dar tal-Providenza homes.
Following a narrow lane, we come to a scenic road with nice views of Filfla. Passing the Annunciation Chapel, which has an underground spring, we walk up a rough track that wind uphill. At the top we find the remains of a Bronze Age village where we can see a number of 3000-year-old silos, dug in the ground for the storage of grain and possibly water. We meander on the garigue for quite some time and set our site on the Laferla Cross in the distance. From here on the route is downhill as we make our way back to our cars.

Saturday, 12th October 2019  -  Wied L-Isperanza - Chadwick Lakes – Dwejra
Transport provided
Meeting Point  : Independence Monument in Floriana
Meeting Time  : 1.30pm
Coach Leaves   : 2.00pm sharp

The coach will drop us off in the vicinity of Tal-Isperanza Chapel in Mosta.
Before the start of the walk we can admire the quaint baroque chapel of Tal-Isperanza (Our Lady of Good Hope) which dates from 1760. From near the chapel we descend into Wied l-Isperanza and walk along the valley floor in a southerly direction to another quaint chapel; San Pawl tal-Qlejja, built around 1690.  After crossing the road, we walk upstream along the Chadwick Lakes road for some time before turning right and climb steadily towards the Dwejra Lines.  At the top we turn right and enjoy lovely views across the valley towards Mtarfa. When the road meets the Victoria Lines we start our decent, with views towards Mosta, all the way down to the Mgarr road and the awaiting coach.

Saturday, 26th October 2019  -  Mistra Valley – Selmun
Circular Walk  :  No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Close to Mistra Gate or under the bridge.
Meeting Time :  2.15pm
Walk Starts     :  2.30pm
Buses :  41, 42, 49 from Valletta,  221 from Bugibba,  222 from Sliema,  250 from Mater Dei Hospital

We park our cars close to Mistra Gate.
From Mistra Gate we walk away from the sea keeping close to the valley bottom where we soon pass a Neolithic ‘village’ on our left and three banks of old stone beehives hewn out of the limestone on our right. After some scrambling we come to the Mizieb road where we turn right and right again and start a long gentle climb. We pass an unusual square “girna” on the right and soon see some red Pleistocene deposits that were formed after the island emerged from beneath the sea. We take care to cross the busy Xemxija to Mellieha road, pass some catacombs on our left and continue towards Selmun Palace. Here we take a steep track down into Mistra valley and walk back to our cars.

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The Society and its walk leaders and administrators, do not accept any liability for any loss or damage to property and/or death or bodily injury or illness sustained in the course of the organized walks/activities.  A walk or an event may be changed at the discretion of the Society at any time.

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