Walking in Malta: 33 routes on Malta, Gozo and Comino by Paddy Dillon
The Maltese Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino bask in sunshine at the heart of the Mediterranean, between Europe and Africa. History has ensured that the islands have been colonised time and time again, leaving them with a colourful and complex history and heritage. The islands are a popular tourist destination. They offer plenty of historic walks, stunningly beautiful and dramatic architecture, and a surprising amount of excellent scenery, especially around their cliff coastlines. The guide offers 33 walks round the three Maltese Islands. They range from heritage trails round historic cities and towns to coastal walks and exploration of inland areas. The introduction provides practical information on getting to and around the islands, accommodation and language. There is also useful background information on Maltese history.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over fifty guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as for tourism organisations.
Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the USA.
While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a palmtop computer, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. He takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild.
Table of Contents
MALTA Walk 1: Valletta Heritage Trail Walk 2: Rinella to Marsascala Walk 3: Marsascala to Birzebbuga Walk 4: Birzebbuga to Gudja Walk 5: Zurrieq to Siggiewi Walk 6: Siggiewi to Dingli Walk 7: Dingli to Mgarr Walk 8: Ghajn Tuffieha Circuit Walk 9: Mgarr to Ghadira Walk 10: Marfa Ridge Circuit Walk 11: Mellieha Bay to Xemxija Walk 12: Selmun Circuit Walk 13: Xemxija Heritage Trail Walk 14: Bajda Ridge Circuit Walk 15: The Wardija Ridge Walk 16: Falka Gap to Salina Walk 17: Bahar ic-Caghaq to St George's Bay Walk 18: The Victoria Lines Walk 19: Rabat to Mosta Walk 20: Rabat and Dingli Walk 21: Siggiewi and Buskett Walk 22: Siggiewi to Qormi Walk 23: The Wignacourt Aqueduct Walk 24: Mdina and Rabat Heritage Trail GOZO Walk 25: Victoria Heritage Trail Walk 26: Mgarr to Sannat Walk 27: Sannat to San Lawrenz Walk 28: San Lawrenz to Marsalforn Walk 29: Marsalforn to Nadur Walk 30: Xaghra to Qala Walk 31: Qala to Mgarr Walk 32: Gharb to Marsalforn
COMINO Walk 33: Circuit of Comino
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer of both books and magazine articles. He generally leads at least one guided walking holiday overseas every year and has walked in many parts of Europe, as well as Nepal, Tibet and the Canadian Rockies. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild.