Victoria Lines Malta walking map and unique photography route guides to the locations of the various section that make up the route of these Maltese fortified defensive walls.
The Maltese Victoria Lines built by the British and finished in the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1897), hence their name.
Victoria Lines Malta walking maps
The Victoria Lines Malta walk route starts or finishes from Madliena Heights (east) near the Madliena Fort and the Victoria Lines Malta goes to Kuncizzjoni (west) near Fomm Ir-Rih Bay.
For information about the Victoria Lines walking map guide exclusive to this site you can view the main guide page, click on the numbered guide links to the side or at the bottom of this page click on the photos of each section of the Lines.
The Victoria Lines or as it was original know as the North West Wall, were built along the top of the escarpment known as the Great Fault line. This surprising geology feature of Malta divides the island in half and gives the walker a great scenic view.
You can walk across the whole island of Malta along each individual section that makes up as a whole Malta’s Victoria Lines. The walking route along the Lines is one of the most spectacular and peaceful walking paths on the islands of Malta and Gozo.
When hiking along you can also view most of the rest of Malta, both north and south, and on a clear day also view the cliffs of Gozo. If you walk the route in spring or late autumn you will also experience the wonderful flowers, smells and honey bees of Malta.
It is fairly easy to walk the route as it is so obvious. There are just a couple of bits where modern building work has broken up the route but even in these places you can still see where you need to be in the short distance.
Basically you can do the walk without the need for a paid personal guide, as long as you know where to start and finish.
For more details on the military history and building of Malta’s Victory Lines click on the links below.
- The Victoria Lines (Military Architecture)
- Victoria Lines Fortifications (UNESCO)
- The Great Wall of Malta (Malta Inside Out)
- The Victoria Lines (The Times of Malta Newspaper)
Victoria Lines Malta walking route photo guides
If you want an overall view Victoria Lines Malta walk and maps then click here. This will give you help with the actual route to take, where the Maltese Victoria Lines start and finish, how to get to or from it. This guide to the Victoria Lines Malta walk also has Google Earth kmz and co-ordinates.
Click on the images below to go to that section of the Victoria Lines walk guide (lots of unique photos and help with the route or tricky parts).
The guides start from the West coast of Malta (Kuncizzjoni) then walking over to the East coast of Malta (Madliena Heights). You can obviously hike the route the other way.
Click on the photographs below to go to that sections route guide. Or click on the same text in the sidebar.
1) Kuncizzjoni (start/finish)
2) Kuncizzjoni to Bingemma Fort
3) Bingemma Fort to Bingemma Gap
4) Dwejra Lines
5) Falka Gap to Targa Gap
6) Fort Mosta
7) Fort Mosta to Naxxar Gap
8) Naxxar Gap to Gharghur
9) Ghargur to Madliena
Victoria Lines Malta | Maps, guides, locations, route, photographs of these Maltese fortified defensive walls
The Victoria Lines Malta are one of the best days walk across the island, offering spectacular scenery.
From the Victoria Lines Malta you will also be able to see the sound mirror or accoustic radar, known locally in Maltese as Il Widna (the ear) at Maghtab, Malta.