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Cart ruts and roman road at Xemxija

A roman road leads to various historical sites behind and above the bay of Xemxija including a good... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Melanie G
via mobile
pre-historic ponderable

If one is not specifically interested in the likely explanations of Malta’s cart-ruts, which run... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ray V
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30 Apr 2018
“Cart ruts and roman road at Xemxija”
2 Oct 2018
“Family outing”
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

If you like hikes and nature adventures, this would be a nice place to visit. These are historical in Malta. It's lovely to walk for a quiet time, even as a couple. Important to wear comfortable clothes and sports footwear.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kris_Dina
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The area nicknamed "Clapham Junction" by the british is criss crossed by cart ruts worn into the rock. If you cross the ruts you can find the cave dwellings Ghar il-Kbir (the Great Cave)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carl D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A roman road leads to various historical sites behind and above the bay of Xemxija including a good example of cart ruts which are situated on the garigue beside a newly constructed block of flats at the top of the hill. Cart ruts can be...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Normal I go for a quite walk away from the all hustle and bustle so peacefull and quite, I take my spirt with and start to look and wonder how this had all happened.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Naxxari
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If one is not specifically interested in the likely explanations of Malta’s cart-ruts, which run along stretches of rough rock floor, and occasionally disappear off the sheer drop, one may take a walk in Malta’s countryside and regard this phenomenon as an open-ended mystification. Conjectures...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ray V
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The island of Malta is scored by numerous examples of ancient cart ruts, they have been the subject of debate for hundreds of years, and their origin, form and function continues to arouse interest to this day. It is generally assumed that the pairs of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank marianoadavies
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The cart ruts in Naxxar were the best we found in Malta and we were glad to have seen them. You can make the trip out of town even more worthwhile by looking at the pill box next door too.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Bryn_PInzgauer
Reviewed 4 October 2015

we walked down the ruts and could see for miles very interesting place togo i cant beleave how old they was and how the marks or tracks were made so deep being stone.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank markamcgirr
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Very hard to find, for the enthusiast only. We took ages to find these, as one of our party was very interested in Cart Ruts. Interesting, not spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank patriciaj146
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Fair walk and not easy to find despite paying out for a map from nearby visitors centre. Not sure that we ever found "Clapham Junction". Need to combine this visit with the cliffs edge which was quite impressive, and Buskett Gardens (but we were fed...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank GrahamC2C
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