Walks Programme

The association organises about 50 walks every year, and has several expert walk leaders to help you enjoy the best routes we have found while trekking ourselves.

Walks are organised for the benefit of RAM members. Guests are welcome to try any walk and are invited to join the association if they find the going good and wish to come again.

How difficult are the walks?

Ramblers often leave the paved roads to roam the countryside and this may not be suitable for everybody. Therefore all walks are graded by duration and by difficulty, to help members decide whether a walks is suitable for them or not.

EasyFor the occasional rambler who prefers to walk along easy terrain routes along country lanes without much rough ground or too steep inclines.
Moderate For the average rambler who can take 3-4 hour stretches of walking on uneven surfaces.
HardFor the fit rambler in good physical shape and able to negotiate steep inclines and long stretches.
Very Hard Only for hardy ramblers loving difficult challenges, and who are ready to take a beating.

What guidelines should I keep in mind when coming for a walk?

The association recommends that you follow this set of (non-exhaustive) guidelines for an enjoyable walk, and also to prevent any loss or injury while walking in the outdoors.

  • Wearing clothing attire and footwear which is suitable for walking activities;
  • Keeping all your belongings in a safe place during the walk;
  • Bringing basic first aid material with you to the walk;
  • Bringing sufficient drinking water with you to the walk;
  • Undertaking a medical check-up on a regular basis to ensure that your health condition is adequate for walking activities;
  • Paying attention to the difficulty level of each walk, and only attending walks the difficulty level of which is compatible with your experience and physical condition;
  • Sticking to the trail suggested by walk leaders during the walk;
  • Stopping from walking if at any point the walk feels too difficult.

Disclaimer: By attending any of the walks you expressly acknowledge that this shall be at your own risk and that you shall be responsible for any loss, damage or injury which you may incur during the walk. The association expressly disclaims liability in any manner or under any circumstances whatsoever, for any loss or damage, bodily injury or death, which may be incurred during a walk.

Green Country Code

Walking in the countryside needs to take place in a respectful way to the environment and other countryside users.

The association demands that you follow its Green Country Code when you participate in its walks.

  1. Walk along pathways as far as possible.
  2. Do not trespass, cause damage or trample on cultivated areas.
  3. Respect other countryside users and do not cause undue disturbance to others.
  4. Refrain from collecting or causing harm to any specimens of flora and fauna.
  5. Do not litter the countryside.
  6. Do not dispose of any waste near the sea.
  7. Avoid causing noise and light pollution (especially in caves or at night).
  8. Do not light fires in vulnerable locations (such as caves, under trees, on dry grass or garigue).
  9. Know the protection status of any sites we will pass through. Some activities may be restricted in such areas or they may require extra attention.
  10. Report any grass fires or emergencies on 112.

March

Sunday 3rd:    Gozo trip

We recommend that those taking part will catch the 8:15am ferry (at the latest) from Ċirkewwa. Transport will be organised from Mġarr, Gozo to the starting point in Għarb and then from Marsalforn back to Mġarr.

Please note that this walk was postponed from February the 25th. If you had already booked and paid for transport, you do not need to do anything further. If you have not already booked, please send an email to events@ramblersmalta.org by the 1st of March. Transport must be paid for in advance (€4) via Revolut or BOV Pay. Please ask for payment details in your email.

Meeting point: Għarb Parish Church (for those meeting us in Gozo)    

Starting time: 9:15

Rating: Easy to moderate    

Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours


Sunday 10th: Vicinities of Mġarr

We will trek in the scenic Areas of Mġarr, Fomm Ir-Riħ, Ġnejna Bay and the Lippija Tower area.

Meeting point: Mġarr Parish Church

Starting time: 9:00

Rating: Moderate with a sharp downhill & uphill

Duration: 3 hours


Wednesday 13th : Maqluba/Ħaġar Qim

A scenic walk down to the Blue Grotto, along the coast to Ħagar Qim and passing the Congreve Memorial on our way back.

Meeting point: Tal-Maqluba Chapel, Qrendi

Starting time: 14:00

Rating: Moderate with some rough terrain

Duration: 3 hours


Sunday 17th: Tal-Virtu

We shall walk from Tal-Virtu towards Wied l-Isqof, Ta’ Lawrenti area, outskirts of Girgenti, Mitħna tal-Laroka, Verdala Palace and Buskett Woodlands.

Meeting point: Archbishop Seminary, Tal-Virtu

Starting time: 9:00

Rating: Moderate to hard with some steep inclines

Duration: 4 hours


Sunday 24th: Mellieħa/Selmun

From Selmun Palace we walk to Imġiebaħ Bay, then to our right along the coast up to Fort Campbell, down to Mistra Bay and up to the Xemxija Fire Station. We then cross the road to the Roman Baths and cart ruts, then along the Roman road and back to Selmun Palace.

Meeting point: Selmun Palace

Starting point: 9:00

Rating: Moderate to Hard with rough ground and some steep inclines

Duration: 3.5 hours



Sunday 31st EASTER SUNDAY – no walk