Walks Programme – January-March 2017

Winter Walks Calendar – 2017

 

 January
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Sunday 8th January: Manoel Island to Valletta (Scenic)

Duration:           3 hrs. approx. + ferry

Rating:               Easy

Meeting Place:  Manoel Island, (by the duck sanctuary)

Time:                  09:00

N.B. Bring your I.D. as return will be by ferry.


Wednesday 11th:Marsascala – Marsaxlokk – Zejtun (Scenic/Historical) 

Duration:           about 2 to 3 hours.

Rating:               Easy to moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:  San Tomaso Restaurant car-park, in St. Thomas Bay, M’scala.

Time:                  14:00


Sunday 15th:  Gozo’ south shore – Mġarr to Xlendi (Scenic/Historical)

Duration:           4 hours approximately

Rating:               Moderate

Meeting Place: Mgarr Quay after arrival of 09:00 Gozo ferry boat from Cirkewwa.


Sunday 22nd:  Birzebbugia and its natural surrounds. (Scenic/Cultural)

Duration:           3.5 hours

Rating:               Moderate with some stretches of uneven terrain.

Meeting Place: Boat Park/Car Park across the road from Al fresco Restaurant.

Time:                  09:00


Wednesday 25th:  Attard – Lija – Mosta – Ta’ Qali (Scenic/ historical)

Duration:           about 2 to 3 hours.

Rating:               Easy to moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:  Parish Church of Attard

Time:                  14:00


Sunday 29th:  Siggiewi and its surrounding cousntryside. (Cultural)

Duration:            about 3 and a half hours

Rating:                Easy.

Meeting Place:  The Limestone Heritage on the Siggiewi by-pass.

Time:                  09:00

 

February

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Sunday 5th February:  Top of the World: Mosta – Wied il-Ghasel (Scenic)

Duration:           approximately 5 to 6 hrs.

Rating:               Hard

Meeting Place: Bird Park – Salina

Time:                 09:00


Wednesday 8th: Buskett-Dingli-Raba Nemel-Il-Lunzjata (Scenic/historical)

Duration:           about 2 to 3 hours.

Rating:               Easy to moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:  St. Dominic’s Priory, Rabat.

Time:                  14:00


Sunday 12th:  Mgarr – Ghajn Tuffieha – Mgarr (Scenic)

Duration:          approximately 3 hrs.

Rating:              Moderate to hard (some rough ground – garigue)

Meeting Place: Mgarr Parish Church

Time:                 09:00


Sunday 19th: Wardija Heights – Countryside around San Martin (Scenic)

Duration:               3 to 4 hours.

Rating:                   Moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:     The parking area near the Bird Park. Follow the sign for ‘Bird Park’ on coast road
near Kennedy Grove at Salini.)

Time:                      09:00


 Wednesday 22nd:  Xemxija – L-Imbordin – Manikata – (Scenic/historical)

Duration:            about 2 to 3 hours.

Rating:                Easy to moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:   Parish Church, Xemxija.

Time:                   14:00


Sunday 26th: Carnival Sunday:  A cultural walk in Senglea. (Cultural)

Duration:           approximately 3 hrs.

Rating:               Easy

Meeting Place: the Parking area at the Palumbo back entrance, close to Senglea Entrance.

Time:                  09:00

March

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Sunday 5th:  Buskett/ Ghar il-Kbir/ Fawwara (Scenic and Cultural)

Duration:        about 3 to 4 hours

Rating:            Moderate with steep inclines/rough ground. Slippery if wet.

Meeting Place: Buskett Gardens covered Car Park, Dingli.

Time:                09:00


Wednesday 8th:  Dingli – Mtahleb – Raba Nemel – Dingli (Scenic/historical)

Duration:             about 2 to 3 hours.

Rating:                 Easy to moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:   Parish Church, Dingli

Time:                  14:00


Sunday 12th:  Żejtun-Marsaxlokk-Żejtun. (Scenic and historical). [CANCELLED]

Duration:            Approximately 5 hours.

Rating:                Moderate to hard (mainly because of the length) with some inclines.

Meeting Place: Near Żejtun parish church of St Catherine.

Time:                  09:00


Sunday 19th:  Gozo: Mġarr to Ta’ Pinu – the scenic route (Scenic)

Duration:           4 hours approximately

Rating:               Moderate

Meeting Place: Mgarr Quay after arrival of 09:00 Gozo ferry boat from Cirkewwa.

N.B.:                   Please remember to bring your Bus Card with you.


 Wednesday 22nd:  Ghadira (Mellieha Bay Hotel) – Ramla Bay – Marfa Bay – Cirkewwa – Paradise Bay – countryroads near the Red Tower – Ghadira. (Scenic/ historical)

Duration:           about 2 to 3 hours.

Rating:               Easy to moderate with some inclines.

Meeting Place:   Mellieha Bay Hotel (at Ghadira)

Time:                  14:00


Sunday 26th:   Qajjenza to Fort Benghisa and a visit to Borg in-Nadur [Scenic, Historical]

Duration:         Approximately 3 to 4 hours

Rating:             Easy, with a moderate stretch of uphill to Borg in-Nadur

Meeting Place:  Old Gas Bottling Plant, Qajjenza.

Time:               09:00 hrs.

From the road to B’Bugia,  Il-Qajjenza can be reached by

  1. either turning left as soon as you reach the sea (by Al Fresco Restaurant) or
  2. or turning left after passing Villa Overhills Wedding Hall, and then turning downhill towards the sea. The old Gas Bottling Plant lies below Fort San Lucian

 

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