What is Rambling?
Rambling consists of walking at a leisurely pace in the outdoors. Our association organises group walks to the best landscapes which the country has to offer.
Besides providing plenty of exercise, the way we practice rambling also involves an appreciation of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the places visited.
Thanks to its extensive knowledge of the Maltese countryside, we are able to prepare treks of various durations of time and difficulty, choosing to pass through the most beautiful panoramas and historical places of interest along the way.
Besides our experienced walk leaders, our walks often include other experts to help us to interpret the features of the landscapes in question.
Right of Access
A problem often faced by would be ramblers is the fact that countryside is being slowly but surely privatised and closed off for the private enjoyment of a few people.
Gates closing off public accessibility as well as RTO signs have become ubiquitous in the countryside. Indeed it has become impossible for the common citizen to distinguish between legitimate barriers and abusive ones.
Thus one of the main aims of the association is to protect the public’s rights of way through both public paths and other passages which have been trodden by the public for ages. The association also demands the formation of new public rights of way which can be used by the public at large.
Protection of the Countryside
Our enjoyment of the countryside depends on our ability to conserve it.
The countryside of the Maltese islands is under threat both by over development as well as by abusive development in the heart of our natural environment.
The Ramblers’ Association regularly objects to such permits and reports illegal development discovered during our walks.
It also makes sure that any enforcement action which is supposed to be taken against illegalities is followed through.
Finally it has regular meetings with the Authorities in order to encourage them to make policies which favour greater protection for the countryside.
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