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Mdina Loop via Chadwick Lakes & Dwerja Lines

· 2 reviews · Hiking trail · Malta
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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
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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Author
Angus Smith
Updated: August 21, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
236 m
Lowest point
106 m
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This walk is part of the following itineraries:

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Start

Mdina (197 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
35.884193, 14.403116
UTM
33S 446125 3971268

Destination

Mdina

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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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Reviews

4.5
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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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Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
Photo: Frank Glandorf, Community
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
4:30h
Ascent
281 m
Descent
282 m

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