Falka Gap to Targa Gap (Mosta) Victoria Lines Malta map and walk

Falka Gap to Targa Gap (Mosta) section of the Victoria Lines Malta map and walk

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Falka Gap to Targa Gap Victoria Lines Malta map and walk

Walking along the Victoria Lines Malta and the route between the Dwejra Lines to the Falka Gap and then on to the Targa Gap (Mosta) is a short stroll. If you are hiking the route from the Dwejra Lines to the Targa Gap then it is downhill.

If you are walking along the Victoria Lines Malta route from West to East you will suddenly notice something that you have not heard for a long time. The sound of a lot of traffic. From the peace and quiet of the western side of Malta, you hear a growing noise.

It really shows how omnipresent the background noise of cars and commercial life is. Only late at night do you also hear something similar if you live in a town.

If you are walking the Victoria Lines Malta route from East to West, from Madliena to Fomm Ir-Rih (Kuncizzjoni) then this is the start of the real countryside of Malta, as soon as you get across the main road leading from Mosta to Mgarr and up to the Dwejra Lines. Welcome to Malta 🙂

Falka Gap to Targa Gap Victoria Lines Malta map and walk

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At the Eastern end of the Dwejra Lines nearly the whole of the North, East and parts of the south of Malta appear into view. You are just under halfway of the walking the Victoria Lines Malta but the route gets (mostly) much easier from now on. Apart from a couple of lung buster climbs across the Wieds (Valleys/Wadi’s) at Ghargur!

But as the Victoria Lines Malta are a defensive fortification of walls, trenches and forts built across the Island of Malta you can not just go straight ahead at this point.

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To carrying on walking the route of the Victoria Lines Malta from Dwejra to Targa Gap (Mosta) you need to go south about 100 yards along the road and through this gap in another part of the wall. Then walk round and leave the tarmac road and go onto the dirt road.

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Dwejra Lines to Falka Gap walking route along the Victoria Lines Malta

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Dwejra Lines at the top of the hill. Looking back up the route or …

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The path you will take if walking from Mosta Fort, Targa Gap, Falka Gap up to the Dwejra Lines

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The main road from Mosta to Mgarr cuts across the Victoria Lines Malta. You just need to cross it and then walk along the road that carries on towards the coast that you can see in this image.

Be a bit careful on this road as there is a large quarry along it and lorries will speed past.

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This is the small section you have just walked down or got to walk up to (Falka Gap), that leads up to the Dwejra Lines.

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Amazingly enough if you did not know the Victoria Lines Malta where beside the road you would not know its there! There is a small bank and depending on the time of year it may be overgrown with shrubbery. Inside trench the local people grow fruit trees.

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Seemingly out of nowhere appears a large Maltese limestone quarry. If you walk the Victoria Lines Malta at the weekend this will be eerily deserted and silent. And it also means less chance of you being mown down and killed by a lorry but an increase that the locals, famous for their italian style of driving (sic), will get you instead.

The good thing about this road is that although there is no path, most of the Maltese use the main roads and will not drive along the ‘country’ roads. Those that do are usually driving at a slow pace as what is the need to rush on such a small island? If you drive like a maniac you will damage your car more and get there a couple of minutes quicker.

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The Targa Gap is getting closer and so is an increase in the background noise level. A nice house with a nice view

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Targa Battery section along the Victoria Lines Malta. Either the route downhill you have walked or the uphill route you will be taking to get up to the Dwejra Lines

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Part of the Targa Battery section or built later? Small houses/billets built in the trench of the Victoria Lines Malta.

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Some of these are lived in or used as day houses as there are canaries outside.

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The road and walking route down to the Targa Gap and the Mosta Public Gardens. You need to cross over the very busy road and start to carry on along the road at the side of the large modern wall.

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2nd World War Pill Box now turned into a bus stop?

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You have either walked come down the road opposite or that is the road you need to walk up (if going from Mosta Fort to Dwejra Lines which is East to West).

Next part of the walking guideFort Mosta section.

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