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Mdina Loop via Chadwick Lakes & Dwerja Lines

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Walk through alongside farmer’s fields to the Dewjra Lines/Victoria Lines built as lines of defence. From here there are magnificent views over the north of Malta.
moderate
Distance 15 km
4:30 h
281 m
282 m
A 15 minute transfer brings you to Malta’s old capital of Mdina. Described as the “silent city” it goes back over 4,000 years and played a major role in Malta’s past. After taking some time to explore Mdina follow the route to the Chadwick Lakes that take their name from the British engineer who built them in the 1890’s. The area alongside these reservoirs is very green and full of bamboo, willows and wildflowers. The route then climbs up to the fortified escarpment of the Dwejra Lines (Victoria Lines), which commands magnificent views to the north. The trail threads through farmlands & plantations to the city of Rabat & the Citadel of Mdina.
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Angus Smith
Update: August 21, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
236 m
Lowest point
106 m
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Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

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Start

Mdina (197 m)
Coordinates:
DD
35.884193, 14.403116
DMS
35°53'03.1"N 14°24'11.2"E
UTM
33S 446125 3971268
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Destination

Mdina

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
35.884193, 14.403116
DMS
35°53'03.1"N 14°24'11.2"E
UTM
33S 446125 3971268
w3w 
///rigid.bounty.everyone
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.7
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Ismael Z
April 24, 2021 · Community
Incredible route! Thank you for sharing this
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Frank Glandorf
November 21, 2019 · Community
Eine sehr schöne Wanderung abseits der Stadt. Teilweise den alten Befestigungsanlagen folgend. Bei nässe besteht an einigen Stellen Rutschgefahr, da der Boden lehmig ist. An manchen Stellen ist besseres Schuhwerk ratsam. Ich hatte Turnschuhe mit und das ging, wer da aber Probleme hat, sollte Wanderschuhe nutzen. Im Winter frühzeitig los gehen, da es recht früh dunkel wird. Achtung... ich hatte heute das Vergnügen, dass zum Einen Hunde frei rum liefen (aber nichts weiter taten) und zum Anderen gejagt wurde. Das fand ich unangenehm.
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When did you do this route? November 21, 2019
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Geraldine Cook-Dafner
October 03, 2019 · Community
Fantastic scenic views. Some confusing directions whereby location assumed nearby when in fact it was some distance. As there were no signs it took a while for a road sign or landmark to be seen.
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Mdina view across the valley
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
281 m
Descent
282 m

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