Walk 8 – Dingli Cliffs to Bahrija

Walk 8 – Dingli Cliffs to Bahrija

A very hairy walk  This walk I did in the wrong order. I didn’t do it straight after walk 7 but I left it out and came back to it. Partly because it sounded very challenging and partly because it was quite remote so I wasn’t sure about how I’d arrange transport. So I’m now going back and completing this missing section of the coastal walk with two walking companions – Sarah and Antonia.   This coast is particularly wild and…

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Walk 13 – St Paul’s Bay to Bahar ic-Caghaq

Walk 13 – St Paul’s Bay to Bahar ic-Caghaq

For the first time, I was doing an afternoon walk rather than a morning one. This was down to logistics as it was an easier time for me to get dropped off by. I had planned on walking from St Paul’s all the way to the end of my coastal walk (Spinola Bay). However, I decided whilst driving there that it would be too far (and too hot). Although St Paul’s is quite a big and busy village in Malta…

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Walk 12 – Ghadira bay to St Paul’s Bay

Walk 12 – Ghadira bay to St Paul’s Bay

This walk took place a week after the last walk so I’m really racing on now to complete the full trip around the island. Word has got out and this time I had a record four friends joining me on the walk – Sarah, Michaela, Lynn and newbie Claire. It turned out that the day after we did this walk the schools closed due to Covid-19 so we were very happy we managed to fit this in whilst we could.  I…

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Walk 11 – Ramla Bay to Ghadira Beach

Walk 11 – Ramla Bay to Ghadira Beach

Not one, not two but three friends joined me on this walk! Sarah is back for her third walk with me and now we are joined by newbies Lynn and Michaela. The numbers are increasing so the word has clearly spread around Malta. This walk in the book officially starts from Cirkewwa and goes to the end of Ghadira beach covering the whole of the Marfa peninsula – the Northern peak of Malta. However, I decided we should start at…

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Walk 10 – Golden Bay to Paradise Bay

Walk 10 – Golden Bay to Paradise Bay

  For this walk, Sarah joined me again and only a week after the previous walk – that is a record. It was going to be a bit of a race against time as Sarah had to get back for the school pick up at 12.45 and we had a 12k walk ahead of us. But I’m always up for a challenge. We met early at Paradise bay – the endpoint – which is right at the top of the…

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Walk 9 – Bahrija to Golden Bay

Walk 9 – Bahrija to Golden Bay

Great excitement about this walk. Firstly because it’s supposed to be one of the best coastal walks in Malta. It passes three beautiful sandy beaches – Gneyna (popular with local Maltese), Ghajn Taffieha (the hipster beach) and Golden Bay (the busiest and biggest of the three that is very popular with tourists). I know and love all three beaches and I’ve been to them all many times. I was also excited about this walk though because I had a walking companion…

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Walk 7 Blue Grotto – Dingli cliffs

Walk 7 Blue Grotto – Dingli cliffs

Yep, it’s been AGES. I need to crack on with this walk as I’m only halfway round the island. This walk from the Blue Grotto to the Dingli cliffs was a long one and a hot one. It was the end of May when I did the walk and the weather had actually been unseasonably cool. However, the day I choose to walk was, of course, hot.  For this walk, I did some forward planning with the taxis. I decided…

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Walk 6 – Birzebbuga to Zurrieq

Walk 6 – Birzebbuga to Zurrieq

Just Taco and I again for walk 6, starting at Birzebbuga. Today we are tackling the deep South of the island.  We arrived early at 9.30am and parked at the Freeport in Birzebbuga, which is where we finished last time.  The Freeport takes up quite a bulk of land so we had to cut across the peninsula from here. Surprisingly it was a lovely road, peaceful and pretty, yet overlooked by this huge structure – the Freeport. There were farms and…

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There’s a lake in Malta?

There’s a lake in Malta?

I heard a rumour that there’s a lake, or lakes even, in Malta. But where in Malta could they be? I’ve not seen so much as a small stream on the island.  I’ve been meaning to check these mysterious lakes out for a while and finally on a free day this week Taco and I headed off. I wasn’t sure of the route so I set the satnav. Blimey – 23 minutes to get there. Funny how that seems quite…

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Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples

Heritage Malta recently issued Heritage cards to all school children in Malta which allows them plus two adults, free access into most of the Heritage sites in the country. Kids receive a ‘passport’ which they get stamped everytime they visit a site and there’s a reward after so many stamps.  So it seems we have no excuse but to get on and visit the many heritage sites in Malta. Some I have seen already but this was the first trip…

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