Walks Programme

Kindly note that due to COVID-19, all walks must follow the health regulations applicable at the time. At the moment these involve walking in bubbles of not more than 6 people and wearing a mask.

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.

May 2022

Sunday 1st:  Għajn Tuffieha

We go down towards Riviera beach and go up to the Qarraba promontory, then trek around the hills to the Lippija area. From the road we will take a country walk that takes us to the Majjistral park, from where we then walk back behind the Radisson Blue and walk through the path leading back to the Riviera car park.

Meeting Point:     Riviera car park

Starting Times:    09:00

Rating:        Moderate

Duration:        about 2 to 3 hrs

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sunday 8th:  Marsascala

We will trek along the coast to Munxar and on to Xrobb l-Għagin and back

Meeting Point:           M’Scala parish church

Starting Times:         09:00

Rating:                       Moderate

Duration:                   3 to 4 hrs

Wednesday 11th:  Buskett Gardens

 A walk through Buskett Gardens on our way to Għar il-Kbir

 Meeting Point:          Buskett Gardens, bottom car park

Starting Time:           14:00

Rating:                       Moderate with rough terrain

Duration:                   About 3 hrs   

Sunday 15th:  Mosta

We will trek by the Victoria Lines, down to Għajn Riħana via Bidnija, Burmarrad, Salini and back.

Meeting Point:       Targa Gap near the Kiosk – L-Gharusa tal-Mosta Garden

Starting Times:      08:30

Rating:                     Moderate

Duration:                About 3 hours

Saturday 21st: Dingli

Countryside and coastal walk.

Meeting Point:           Bobbyland Restaurant

Starting Time:           08:30

Rating:                       Hard with uneven terrain. Please note that at some areas of the walk one must also have a head for heights.

Duration:                   3 to 4 hours

Sunday 29th: Pembroke

We will walk along the coast to Madliena Tower, down to Baħar-ic-Cagħaq and then return by White Rocks.  Bring a torch along as we will be visiting Ħarq Ħamiem Cave.

Meeting Point:           ex-ITS building

Starting Time:           08:30

Rating:                       Easy to moderate

Duration:                   3 to 4 hours