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Malta Circumnavigation Day 7: Dingli Cliffs to Baħrija

Having been “stuck at Dingli Cliffs” since September it was a relief to be on the move again. It seems incredible that such a long period of time has passed since the previous leg of this journey. The intervening time … Continue reading

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Cottonera Lines

This Harrison Lewis group walk was led by Colin whose intimate knowledge of the area made for a fascinating journey. We met at the Cospicua bus terminus outside the new main gate into Birgu. We followed the perimeter of the … Continue reading

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Bajda Ridge

This was another enjoyable Harrison Lewis walk led by Carol and Caroline. We met at Golden Bay and walked up the Western end of the Bajda Ridge (“White Ridge”, though it is not named on current Malta maps). This is … Continue reading

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Baħrija-Mtaħleb Circuit

This was a circular Harrison Lewis walk from Baħrija and was led by Brian and Sue. We visited the site of the bronze age village at the crag of Il-Qlejħa before lunching with fantastic views over the Wied Miġra l-Ferħa … Continue reading

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Around Wardija

The Harrison Lewis walking group is a small group of walkers in Malta, limited in size so that numbers on any walk rarely exceed the teens. They are named after the group’s founder, Harrison Lewis, who is often erroneously referred … Continue reading

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Malta Circumnavigation Day 6: Għar Lapsi to Dingli Cliffs

It was a long but fairly gentle climb from Għar Lapsi to the Il-Fawwara (“Spring”) road. We could have stayed on the road all the way but elected to skirt the quarry above  Ix-Xaqqa (“The Cut”) cove and use the … Continue reading

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Malta Circumnavigation Day 5: Blue Grotto to Għar Lapsi

This was the first leg of the journey on which I had a companion. Our old friend Lizzie was visiting from the UK and it was a welcome change to have some company on the walk. I spent quite a … Continue reading

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Malta Circumnavigation Day 4: Freeport to Blue Grotto

This was a walk I had not been looking forward to. I knew that the last stretch to the Blue Grotto would be excellent but that the way was barred by the industrial complex at Hal-Far. In addition to the … Continue reading

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Malta Circumnavigation Day 3: Marsaxlokk to the Freeport

This was a short walk of less than two hours mainly with a view to getting me to a good position to start my journey along the Southern and Western coastline of the Island. Despite the mainly urban environment, there … Continue reading

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Malta Circumnavigation Day 2: Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk

I did this walk in mid-June when it’s beginning to get a bit too hot for walking. I was on my way by 7:00am but was overheating by the time I arrived at my destination about four hours later. I … Continue reading

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