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December Walks  2018



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Wednesday , 2nd January 2019 - Marsascala - Inspire - Zonqor Point
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Opposite the Inspire Centre, close to bus stop Bellavista.
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : 92 and 93 from Valletta 204 from Mater Dei Hospital

We park opposite the Inspire Centre (ex. Razzett tal-Hbiberija) and proceed straight ahead up into the Bella Vista estate. We soon pass three stone crosses built into a small wall. Tools as used at the crucifixion and other implements are carved onto the center cross. We continue downhill to meet the old main road to Marsascala and take the track opposite going uphill. After walking for some time on asphalted roads we turn right round the side of a chicken farm, just before a derelict country house with a large walled garden. We turn left onto an uneven track that takes us downwards towards the sea. With the sea on our left - enjoy the view - we follows the coastline until we meet the road at Zonqor Point. Along the way, watch out for “the measured mile” and a number of coastal towers. We continue along the road until we come to the children’s playground and back up the hill to Inspire.

Saturday, 12th January 2019  - Il-Maqluba - Ghar Lapsi
Transport provided
Meeting Point : Independence Monument in Floriana
Meeting Time : 1.30pm
Coach Leaves : 2.00pm sharp

The coach will take us to Il-Maqluba on the outskirts of Qrendi.
We start our walk by taking the road to Hagar Qim, passing the only 2-faced sundial in the Maltese islands. We cross the Zurrieq to Ghar-Lapsi road and enjoying lovely sea views towards Filfla, we follow the footpath round the temple and down the paved path towards Mnajdra. Before reaching the Mnajdra Temples, we turn right and go to see the Misqa Tanks - a set of rock-cut cisterns that stored water for the temple builders and are still used today by the local farmers. After the break we walk round the lip of an impressive quarry and scramble up to the Zurrieq to Ghar-Lapsi road which we follow all the way to our coach.

Saturday, 26th January 2019  - Wardija Area
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Near Castello Dei Baroni (no buses go to these areas).  Closest bus stop, Qannotta, near Scott’s Supermarket.
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts    : 2.30pm
Buses : 31, 41, 42, 45, 48 from Valleta.  Qannotta Bus Stop is very far, so a lift is needed.
To get to the starting point of our walk turn by the side of the Scott’s supermarket in Burmarrad and drive up to Wardija and at T-juncton turn left, pass Maria Regina College – Wardija School and park close to Castello Dei Baroni.
We walk towards Palazzo Busietta and ahead we turn left under the arch; make our way towards St. Martin’s Church and onto Our Lady of Lourdes Sanctuary.
A track takes us to Il-Palma where we have a short break and then make our way back via ‘Il-Hotba Ta’ San Martin.

Saturday, 6th February 2019 Marsaxlokk - San Lucjan - Marnisi Area
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Near Marsaxlokk Church, close to bus stop Marsaxlokk.
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : 81, 85 from Valletta 119 from Airport, 210 from Mater Dei Hospital

We meet near Marsaxlokk Parish Church, close to the bus stop named MARSAXLOKK.
We go in Triq Xatt is-Sajjieda and pass the 1715 Knights era Vendome Tower or Redoubt, now the headquarters of Marsaxlokk F.C. We go on the small beach and head for St. Lucian Tower, built by Grand Master Wignacourt between 1610 and 1611. In 1715 a semi circular battery was added and later the British built more fortification walls and gun emplacements between 1872 and 1878. Continue around the fort and observe the caponies in each corner of the ditch. We continue down Triq il-Qajjenza, pass the oil tanks, enter a narrow path and emerge into Triq San Lucjan and go left. At Y junction turn right to see the Knights era Kavallerizza which was their horse riding school. From there we head to Palazzo Marnisi and soon pass the Marsovin Vineyards and emerge in Triq iz-Zejtun. Turn right, pass the niche’ of Christ the Redeemer. This old statue was once part of the Zejtun Good Friday Procession which goes back to 1742 and was later put here, after it was replaced with a new one. Cross the road and continue down and pass-by Wied Hal Ginwi on our left. We go into Triq San Guzepp and ahead behind Marsaxlokk Parish Church. Turn around it and back to our cars.

Saturday, 9th February 2019 Anchor Bay to Golden Bay
Transport provided
Meeting Point : Independence Monument in Floriana
Meeting Time : 1.30pm
Coach Leaves : 2.00pm sharp

The coach will drop us off near the car park of Popeye's Village at Anchor Bay.
With the restaurant behind us, we walk uphill all the way to the surfaced road. Along this stretch of road the views are behind us so don't forget to stop and look back occasionally to admire the lovely view towards the north-west and Gozo. At the top of the hill we turn right and follow a track that takes us all the way to Ghajn Snuber tower and onto the ridge with seaward views to the north and south. Heading southwards, we follow the closest path to the ridge all the way round the peninsula. For the best views the more adventurous can walk over garrigue, within a few metres of the edge, and admire the rugged terrain below. After a short break we continue along the ridge all the way until the hotel blocks our way. We turn inland and follow the narrow track round the perimeter wall of the hotel to the car park where the coach will be waiting for us.

Saturday, 23rd February2019  Marsascala - Inspire - Zonqor Point
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Opposite the Inspire Centre, close to bus stop Bellavista.
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : 92 and 93 from Valletta 204 from Mater Dei Hospital

We park opposite the Inspire Centre (ex. Razzett tal-Hbiberija) and proceed straight ahead up into the Bella Vista estate. We soon pass three stone crosses built into a small wall. Tools as used at the crucifixion and other implements are carved onto the center cross. We continue downhill to meet the old main road to Marsascala and take the track opposite going uphill. After walking for some time on asphalted roads we turn right round the side of a chicken farm, just before a derelict country house with a large walled garden. We turn left onto an uneven track that takes us downwards towards the sea. With the sea on our left - enjoy the view - we follows the coastline until we meet the road at Zonqor Point. Along the way, watch out for “the measured mile” and a number of coastal towers. We continue along the road until we come to the children’s playground and back up the hill to Inspire Centre.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019  Santa Katarina - Lunzjata Area
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Close to bus stop Barka or the close-by bus stop Haddiem
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : 51, 53 and 56 from Valletta

We start the walk in a southerly direction passing Santa Katarina chapel and down the scenic "S" bend that takes us down into the valley. We soon pass the "waterfall" at Wied Liemu and up the other side of the valley towards Misrah Suffara. At the top we turn right and regroup near Hofret Ir-Rizz where we can observe this natural depression in the landscape. Soon we find ourselves walking along the ridge looking down on Wied Ir-Rum towards the sea. The break is at Ghar Zerrieha where we find a cistern (probably Roman), a number of cart ruts including a pair going over the cliff, a Roman quarry and a little hamlet in the cliffs overlooking the Mtahleb basin. Walking inland we eventually cross Wied Liemu and up onto the Lunzjata ridge where we soon pass the Calmelite Convent with its truncated chapel and onwards to our cars.

Saturday, 9th March 2019 Laferla Cross and Wied Hesri
Transport provided
Meeting Point : Independence Monument in Floriana
Meeting Time : 1.30pm
Coach Leaves : 2.00pm sharp

The coach will take us to the Fawwara turn on the Mqabba to Rabat road.
From the start we walk in a south-westerly direction all the way to the Laferla Cross - the road to the top is good but steep! This is one of the highest points in Malta and the panoramic views are fantastic. Below the Cross there is an ancient troglodytic church cut into the cliff face. After a short break we walk down the wooden steps and the steep pilgrim's path. At the Siggiewi-Rabat road we turn right and soon go down into Wied Hesri where a good level track gives us about 45 minutes of peaceful country walking. Eventually we come out just below the Peridot Hall of the outskirts of Zebbug where the coaches will be waiting for us.

Wednesday,  23rd February 2019 ,Marsaxlokk - San Lucjan - Marnisi Area
oCircular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Near Marsaxlokk Church, close to bus stop Marsaxlokk.
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : 81, 85 from Valletta 119 from Airport, 210 from Mater Dei Hospital

We meet near Marsaxlokk Parish Church, close to the bus stop named MARSAXLOKK.
We go in Triq Xatt is-Sajjieda and pass the 1715 Knights era Vendome Tower or Redoubt, now the headquarters of Marsaxlokk F.C. We go on the small beach and head for St. Lucian Tower, built by Grand Master Wignacourt between 1610 and 1611. In 1715 a semi circular battery was added and later the British built more fortification walls and gun emplacements between 1872 and 1878. Continue around the fort and observe the caponies in each corner of the ditch. We continue down Triq il-Qajjenza, pass the oil tanks, enter a narrow path and emerge into Triq San Lucjan and go left. At Y junction turn right to see the Knights era Kavallerizza which was their horse riding school. From there we head to Palazzo Marnisi and soon pass the Marsovin Vineyards and emerge in Triq iz-Zejtun. Turn right, pass the niche’ of Christ the Redeemer. This old statue was once part of the Zejtun Good Friday Procession which goes back to 1742 and was later put here, after it was replaced with a new one. Cross the road and continue down and pass-by Wied Hal Ginwi on our left. We go into Triq San Guzepp and ahead behind Marsaxlokk Parish Church. Turn around it and back to our cars.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 Mtahleb Basin (East)
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.

Saturday, 13th April 2019  Fiddien Bridge to Mgarr
Transport provided
Meeting Point : Independence Monument in Floriana
Meeting Time : 1.30pm
Coach Leaves : 2.00pm sharp

The coach will drop us off near the Fiddien Bridge, on the outskirts of Rabat.
We walk downstream along the floor of Fiddien valley which is part of Chadwick Lakes system. After a few hundred meters we go over a small wooden bridge, walk out of the valley and continue to the back entrance of Villa Gomerino. Inside the estate we meander up to the picturesque red painted villa, the chapel and adjoining buildings. We proceed towards the Victoria Lines and have our break near Bingemma Fort where we enjoy lovely panoramic views towards the north of the island. At first we walk above the Lines but after a few hundred meters we come down to beneath the Lines and continue all the way to the Bingemma Gap road where we turn left onto the tarmac road. We walk down through the village of Bingemma and continue to the roundabout on the Mgarr to Zebbiegh road where the coach will be waiting for us.

Saturday, 27th April 2019  Santa Katarina - Lunzjata Area
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Close to bus stop Barka or the close-by bus stop Haddiem
Meeting Time : 2.15pm
Walk Starts : 2.30pm
Bus(es) : 51, 53 and 56 from Valletta

We start the walk in a southerly direction passing Santa Katarina chapel and down the scenic "S" bend that takes us down into the valley. We soon pass the "waterfall" at Wied Liemu and up the other side of the valley towards Misrah Suffara. At the top we turn right and regroup near Hofret Ir-Rizz where we can observe this natural depression in the landscape. Soon we find ourselves walking along the ridge looking down on Wied Ir-Rum towards the sea. The break is at Ghar Zerrieha where we find a cistern (probably Roman), a number of cart ruts including a pair going over the cliff, a Roman quarry and a little hamlet in the cliffs overlooking the Mtahleb basin. Walking inland we eventually cross Wied Liemu and up onto the Lunzjata ridge where we soon pass the Calmelite Convent with it's truncated chapel and onwards to our cars.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019 Mistra Valley - Selmum
Circular Walk : No Transport Provided
Meeting Point : Close to Mista 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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