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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.

Walks  2016

Members will be required to show their membership card prior to boarding the bus for a walk



Walks Programme October - December 2016



Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Marfa Ridge (No transport provided)
Meeting Time:  2.15 p.m. Walk starts at 2.30p.m.

We park our cars by the telephone box on the road opposite the Mellieha Bay Hotel. We start the walk on the old Armier road and go up the clay slope to the Red Tower where we have wonderful views of the northern peninsula, Comino and Gozo. The going gets a bit rough underfoot as we make our way down and around to Paradise Bay. Beyond the bay we go onto the garigue, walk round the headland and up a rough path to the top of Marfa Ridge. Rock-cut steps take us down the other side of the ridge passing some old beehives on our right. We continue down the slope and bear left onto a road that passes the summer chalets and back to our cars.


Saturday, 8th October, 2016
Ghasri – Fanal tal- Gurdan to Marsalforn
Starting time  will be approximately 10.20am. from Mgarr, Gozo after the arrival of the 9.45am ferry from Malta.  If you catch the earlier ferry, you can stroll around Mgarr Harbour and enjoy a coffee.
Meeting Point:  On the jetty where coaches park; that is, turn right as soon as you exit from the passenger terminal.
The coach will take us to Ghasri Church, from where we walk to Il-Fanal tal-Gurdan.

There will be an option for those who do not wish to go up the steep hill to the lighthouse.  They will be lead by Helga Camilleri who will go in a path below the hill and then meet the other group coming down from the lighthouse.
We follow the coastline to Wied il-Ghasri and finish in Marsalforn.
We expect to be in Marsalforn around 3.45pm.  Time permitting we can take a tea-break there.
The coach will be waiting in the main Car Park at 4.15pm to take us to catch the 5.15pm. ferry back to Malta.
Do not forget your packed lunch and water.

Booking:  Please book in the usual way for the Saturday walks.
Closing Date: Booking on-line is to be received by Thursday 6th.October.

The transport charge for this Gozo trip is as follows:

Members  Euros:3.50;  Non-Members Euros: 4.00;  Children Euros: 1.50 (up to 12 years).

Please bring your membership card with you.  


Saturday, 22nd October 2016
Birzebbugia (No transport provided)
Meeting Time:  2.15 p.m. Walk starts at 2.30p.m.

We park our cars in the car park opposite the Alfresco Restaurant on the main road. Soon after we start our walk we pass the 5000 year old remains of Borg-In-Nadur temple and the impressive 3000 year old Bronze Age defensive wall. We walk up the Has-Saptan valley and soon come to Casa Ippolita - a derelict hunting lodge that was built by a Sicilian nobleman in 1735. Following surfaced narrow roads and tracks through fields we go over the top and down into another valley where we walk in the shade of trees for quite a distance. At the end of the valley we circle back to the derelict hunting lodge and eventually back to our cars.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016
Manikata Church (No transport provided)
Meeting Time:  2.15 p.m. Walk starts at 2.30p.m.

We park our cars in the car park in front of Manikata church.
The walk starts behind the church along a narrow track that takes us slightly downhill onto a stony pathway with cart ruts - soon passing a large care on our left. We circle round to the left passing beneath an aqueduct where we cross the road and follow a stony track that leads to the headland. Here we can see Ghajn Znuber tower on the right but we turn left and walk along the headland. Turning inland we follow a complicated route, with distant views of Golden Bay, that eventually leads us back to our cars.

Saturday,  12 November 2016
Buskett Winery to Laferla Cross (Transport provided)
Meeting Point:Phoenicia Hotel 1.30 p.m. Departure:2.00 p.m.

The coaches will take us to the parking area near the Buskett Winery.
Soon after the start we pass the most complex set of cart ruts in the Maltese islands - referred to as Clapham Junction - then proceed to Ghar il-Kbir (the Big Cave) which, if time permits, we can explore. We follow a zigzag route to a tarmac road which we follow for a few hundred meters towards Dingli Cliffs. Soon after leaving this road we pass a car parked in a cave! and proceed to the area above the house that belonged to Sir Basil Spence, the architect of Coventry Cathedral. We walk inland and aim for Laferla Cross - when the cross was built, in 1903, the top of the cross was the highest point in Malta. The only way from here is down and we follow the old pilgrims' path. Then we make our way to the Rabat-to-Siggiewi road where the coaches will be waiting for us.

Saturday, 26th November 2016
Marfa Ridge (No transport provided)
Meeting Time:  2.15 p.m. Walk starts at 2.30p.m.

We park our cars by the telephone box on the road opposite the Mellieha Bay Hotel. We start the walk on the old Armier road and go up the clay slope to the Red Tower where we have wonderful views of the northern peninsula, Comino and Gozo. The going gets a bit rough underfoot as we make our way down and around to Paradise Bay. Beyond the bay we go onto the garigue, walk round the headland and up a rough path to the top of Marfa Ridge. Rock-cut steps take us down the other side of the ridge passing some old beehives on our right. We continue down the slope and bear left onto a road that passes the summer chalets and back to our cars.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016
Kunczzjoni-Tas-Santi Valley (No transport provided)
Meeting Time:  2.15 p.m. Walk starts at 2.30p.m.

We park our cars by the Kuncizzjoni church. While we are waiting for the walk to start we can observe some interesting graffiti of sailing ships on the walls of the chapel. From the chapel we walk downhill towards the sea. When the surfaced road ends we continue to descend on a rough track and then turn upwards onto the headland until we come to the Victoria Lines from below. We walk along the Lines and soon pass the Sylvia King memorial. From here we can see one of the best panoramic views that the Maltese countryside can offer. We continue along the Lines and meander around some farmhouses to the Tas-Santi road. Leaving the surfaced road we walk through some fields and orchards to cross the fertile Santi valley. Up on the other side and meander back towards our cars.

Saturday,  10 December 2016
Mgiebah Valley to Selmun Palace (Transport provided)
Meeting Point:Phoenicia Hotel 1.30 p.m. Departure:2.00 p.m.

The coaches drop us off in Mellieha - on the opposite side of the ex Belle View Restaurant.  We go into Santa Maria Estate and walk for quite a distance before we can leave the surfaced roads and proceed onto tracks. We walk along the edges of fields and pass two beautiful beehives hewn out of the solid limestone. We proceed all the way down the Mgiebah Valley and follow the valley bed until we arrive at the headland where we can admire the beautiful views surrounding the bay. Here we double-back and find a path that climbs up a stony track out of the valley and make our way over the garigue to the Ghajn Hadid tower which is in ruins. After admiring the panoramic views we continue around the headland and start walking inland which eventually takes us to Selmun Palace and our coaches.

Saturday, 17th December, 2016
Manikata Church (No transport provided)
Meeting Time:  2.15 p.m. Walk starts at 2.30p.m.

We park our cars in the car park in front of Manikata church.
The walk starts behind the church along a narrow track that takes us slightly downhill onto a stony pathway with cart ruts - soon passing a large care on our left. We circle round to the left passing beneath an aqueduct where we cross the road and follow a stony track that leads to the headland. Here we can see Ghajn Znuber tower on the right but we turn left and walk along the headland. Turning inland we follow a complicated route, with distant views of Golden Bay, that eventually leads us back to our cars.
































 
 
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