Category Archives: Malta Circumnavigation

Around the coastline of Malta in a clockwise direction.

Malta Circumnavigation Day 9: Ġnejna Bay to Ras il-Qammieħ

This was a remarkable leg of the circumnavigation, for several reasons. It was the longest of the walks so far, approximately 5 hours and 19km in length and contained by far the most strenuous section I have completed. More photographs … Continue reading

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Malta Circumnavigation Day 8: Baħrija to Ġnejna Bay

I was accompanied on today’s walk by our friend Lizzie, visiting from the UK. A couple of days ago  (Tuesday) we repeated the previous stage (Dingli Cliffs to Baħrija) so that Lizzie could continue from where she had left off … Continue reading

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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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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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Malta Circumnavigation Day 1: Fort Ricasoli to Marsascala

This was the first leg of the 2011 project which is to circumnavigate Malta on foot, in a clockwise direction, keeping as close to the coast as possible. Paddy Dillon, in his book “Walking in Malta” recommends skipping this section … Continue reading

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