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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 2016




Wednesday 3rd February 2016 - Bahrija - Ras-Ir-Raheb - Qlejgha
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

The starting point of the walk is Bahrija square surrounded by restaurants and bars. We walk on garrigue along the edge of a ridge overlooking Wied Gerzuma with views towards Kuncizzjoni. Towards the end of the ridge we can enjoy panoramic views towards the north part of the island and the cliffs at Ta' Cenc in Gozo. We come down from the ridge on a narrow path and make our way to the main road and down to the Ras-Ir-Raheb parking area where we can have a break while enjoying views across Fomm-Ir-Rih bay. We now walk southwards for a considerable time with the Qlejgha plateau on our left and the sea on our right. Towards the end of this section we also get a glimpse of the cliffs below Mtahleb. We make our way up towards the Bronze Age village at Il-Qlejgha and down into Wied Bahrija where the fresh water crab Il-Qabru lives. Up the other side of the valley and we make our way back to Bahrija and our cars.

Saturday - 13th February 2016 - Wied Hesri - Wied Qirda - Wied Il-Kbir
Booking Required: Meeting time 1.30 p.m. Transport leaves Phoenicia Hotel at 2.00p.m.

The coaches will take us to the Siggiewi cemetery.  We walk southwards in the direction of Laferla Cross, but after only a few metres, we turn right onto a lane that drops down into Wied Hesri. Here we walk northwards towards Zebbug all the way to the junction with the main Siggiewi to Zebbug road. Just before the ex-Peridot hall we turn right onto a cemented path to the small chapel where we can have a short break. Note the rather worn sundial on the farmhouse opposite the chapel. We are now in Wied Qirda. After about 800 metres we go down a shallow embankment onto the valley floor where the going is a bit adventurous. Along the valley we pass the Qabar Tal-Ingliza (the tomb of the British Lady) high-up on our right and proceed to an open area where Wied Qirda and Wied Hanzir converge. On the right is a cave church with many engraved crosses. We bear left down Wied Il-Kbir and continue all the way to the main Qormi to Luqa road where our transport will be waiting for us.

Saturday 27th February 2016 - Zurrieq
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

To get to the starting point of the walk pass the built-up area on the Zurrieq to Blue Grotto road and park on the right hand side at the first small cross roads.
We take the road to the left at the small cross roads and soon find ourselves walking along a track with lovely views of Wied Babu and the Blue Grotto. After a while we pass an interesting rock formation known as Il-Munqar because of its resemblance to a bird’s beak. At the quarries we turn right and walk along the cliffs where we can have a short break. Turning inland we walk along an interesting narrow path between two quarries and if time permits we can spend a few minutes in the garden and playground in the Nigret area. We retrace our steps, walk round the playground and meander back towards our cars.

Wednesday - 2nd March 2016 - Bridge Over Chadwick Lakes
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

We park our cars at Chadwick Lakes at the bottom of the steep hill from Mtarfa.
The walk starts from the bridge over Chadwick Lakes, where we take a narrow path up Wied Armla with the Qolla on our right. At the top we make our way to the Dwejra Lines and walk over the beautifully restored footbridge at Bingemma Gap. Leaving the Victoria Lines we pass Nadur Tower and soon find ourselves in the picturesque hamlet of Ghemieri where we meander down the valley surrounded by fruit trees. After passing the Fiddien booster station we follow the Chadwick Lakes back to our cars.

Saturday 12th March 2016 -Dingli to Bobbylands
Booking Required:  Meeting time 1.30 p.m. Transport leaves Phoenicia Hotel at 2.00p.m.

The coaches will take us close to the centre of Dingli - as close as possible to Triq Guze Ellul Mercer.
The first part of the walk is along minor roads and tracks in the direction of Misrah Suffara - at one point we pass an underground water cavern on our right. Walking between fields and allotments we come to a surfaced road where we turn right downhill. At the bottom of the hill is Wied Liemu where we can normally see a waterfall on our right. Here we turn left and follow the valley floor with beautiful views of the Lunzjata ridge high up on our right. Eventually we come to a unique little bridge which was used as a footpath by farmers to cross over the flooded valley. This is the furthest that we go down Wied Liemu - after the break we retrace our steps a few metres and bear right, up a fairly steep hill. At the top we skirt Hofret ir-Rizz which is a natural depression resulting from the collapse of an enormous cave formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks. Eventually we reach the cliffs where we turn left up a steep rough track. We pass the government explosives store and continue to Bobbylands and our transport.

Saturday 26th March 2016 - Bahrija - Ras-Ir-Raheb - Qlejgha
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

The starting point of the walk is Bahrija square surrounded by restaurants and bars.  We walk on garrigue along the edge of a ridge overlooking Wied Gerzuma with views towards Kuncizzjoni. Towards the end of the ridge we can enjoy panoramic views towards the north part of the island and the cliffs at Ta Cenc in Gozo. We come down from the ridge on a narrow path and make our way to the main road and down to the Ras-Ir-Raheb parking area where we can have a break while enjoying views across Fomm-Ir-Rih bay. We now walk southwards for a considerable time with the Qlejgha plateau on our left and the sea on our right. Towards the end of this section we also get a glimpse of the cliffs below Mtahleb. We make our way up towards the Bronze Age village at Il-Qlejgha and down into Wied Bahrija where the fresh water crab Il-Qabru lives. Up the other side of the valley and we make our way back to Bahrija and our cars.

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Buskett - Madonna Ta' Girgenti
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

We park our cars in the vicinity of the main entrance of Verdala Castle at Buskett. We walk round to the back of the castle, pass the picnic area and when close to the Tinda we turn left into the area where the old Buskett farmhouses have been so beautifully restored. Just before reaching the second farmhouse we leave the normal pathways and climb up a single file track through the tall trees and eventually come out of the back of Buskett - note the 1950s subterranean flour mill on the right hand side. We pass the Inquisitor's Palace and soon start the long downhill to the Madonna Ta' Girgenti shrine, with lovely views across the Girgenti valley. Over the little bridge that crosses the stream and we start the gentle climb, in an anti-clockwise direction, all the way round the back of Buskett back to Verdala Castle and our cars.

Saturday 16th April 2016 -  Migra Ferha to Dingli Cliffs
Booking Required: Meeting time 1.30 p.m. Transport leaves Phoenicia Hotel at 2.00p.m.

The coaches will take us to the top of the long winding road (known as the Italian Road) that leads down to Migra Ferha car park. We walk all the way down the steep tarmac road that is used by the local motor clubs for hill climb racing. At the bottom we pass Migra Ferha which is the place where Count Roger was supposed to have landed with his horses when he liberated Malta from Arab rule in 1090. When we reach the car park we continue, with the sea on our right, along the footpath that skirts the cliff edge all the way to Ras Id-Dawwara. This is one of only two places in Malta where in certain months (January and February), a stream goes over the edge of the cliff forming a waterfall into the sea. Here we can see the huge caverns eroded by the sea into the cliffs. Turning inland we take a steep path going up the hill towards Dingli Cliffs. Upon reaching the top we can catch our breath and admire the lovely panoramic views. We follow an asphalted road towards Dingli and eventually we come to an open space near the San Pawl Tal-Pitkal chapel where we will find the coaches waiting for us.

Saturday 23rd April 2016 -Bridge Over Chadwick Lakes
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

We park our cars at Chadwick Lakes at the bottom of the steep hill from Mtarfa. The walk starts from the bridge over Chadwick Lakes, where we take a narrow path up Wied Armla with the Qolla on our right. At the top we make our way to the Dwejra Lines and walk over the beautifully restored footbridge at Bingemma Gap. Leaving the Victoria Lines we pass Nadur Tower and soon find ourselves in the picturesque hamlet of Ghemieri where we meander down the valley surrounded by fruit trees. After passing the Fiddien booster station we follow the Chadwick Lakes back to our cars.

Wednesday 4th May 2016 -  Birzebbuga
Circular Walk : No transport provided.  Meeting time 2.15p.m. Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

As we approach Birzebbuga on the main road, we park in the car park opposite the Alfresco Restaurant.  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.




































 
 
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