Naxxar Gap to Gharghur Victoria Lines Malta map and walking
The Gharghur (Ghargur) to Naxxar Gap section of the Victoria Lines Malta offers easy access, great views and a couple of bridges (Stop Walls) to walk across the local Wieds (dry river valleys).
The Victoria Lines section at Wied il-Faham has parts in disrepair and you may, for a few yards, be walking on top of the wall with a steep drop on the other side. Its not that dangerous as long as care is taken but dont attempt it in the dark!
For those who have followed the victorialinesmalta.com guide from West (Kuncizzjoni) to East (Naxxar Gap) this part of the walking guide is in the opposite direction! The photo order shows from Madliena Heights (East) end to the Naxxar Gap.
Naxxar Gap to Gharghur section Victoria Lines Malta map and walking
This is the 2nd Gharghur “Line” of the Victoria Lines Malta. This Wied il-Faham to the Naxxar Gap and its Cart Ruts walk starts at an overgrown walled entrance. Its at the end of the first Madliena to Gharghur Victoria Line beside the road that goes steeply down the escarpment.
Triq Ghar San Brinkat – great views. This road leads down the Great Fault Line escarpment and you can even park at the very top, right in the middle of the walk along the Victoria Lines Malta route between Madliena and Naxxar Gap
It is right beside the overgrown entrance to the path into Wied il-Faham and how you walk to Naxxar.
The broken Maltese Victoria Lines walls give a great view and gaps for photographs, with the very scenic landscape below you. It also seems in keeping with Malta and its derelict and ruined buildings.
Its not a long Line but its a lot more “natural” than the first section, helped by the state of this part of the Victoria Lines. Its a short climb down and up Wied il-Faham.
The yellow “cliffs” on the other side of the valley is a deep quarry, one of many on the island of Malta. Its still in use so be careful if you do go on the road to have a look, as the lorry drivers wont slow down for you. After all, its always Wabbit Season on the Island of Malta.
Bushes, trees and shrubs have taken over some parts of the pathway you walk along the Gharghur Victoria Lines but thats part of the beauty of this small section of the Lines.
As you climb down or up the stairs on this side (not obvious when coming from Madliena side) you get a great view of the Wied. You would pitty any dirty foriegners who would have attempted an attack up this amazingly narrow valleys.
Wied il-Faham and the walkway bridge (Stop Wall) that crosses it. The Wieds
around the Gharghur part of the Great Fault Line and escarpment are strange.
They are described as Dry River Valleys but how can they be? How do they
cut through the escarpment, how are they so narrow yet have different widths,
where is the river that caused this?
If these Wieds/valleys were caused by water/rivers then where did all the water come from, where did it gain such speed and force?
As you descent into the valley floor of Wied il-Faham it becomes much quieter,
warmer and the natural smells and sounds of Malta will surround you. You
may even see birds of prey silently gliding on the thermals.
A short climb up the slope (down it if you are coming from the Naxxar Gap end of this part of the Victoria Lines) gives you a view of the other side.
Be careful as it appears that sections of this Victoria Line are completely missing. With the bushes also claiming back the land that was once theirs, before the British Empire decided that they were going to claim this little part of land as well as a third of the world, you may have to get dangerously close to the edge.
Fighting your way through the local vegetation is part of the fun of hiking this part of Malta’s Victoria Lines.
Up and at ’em rewards you with a fine view as you walk along to or from the Naxxar Gap part of the Victoria Lines Malta.
Malta’s Sound Radar – “the ear” (Il-Widna)
Malta’s Sound Radar (Accoustic Radar) is the only one of its kind built outside the United Kingdom. This old building was constructed before the use of “Radar” and WW2. It trapped and reflected sound and thats why they were known as Sound Radars. The Maltese name for it is Il-Widna, the ear.
You will be able to see Il-Widna (the ear) as you hike along this section of the Maltese Victoria Lines.
More information on buildings in the area of Ghargur and rambling along the Ghargur Victoria Lines from Malta’s Ramblers Association
Ghargur to Madliena section coming soon.