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Ramla Walk

This walk starts from Marsalforn Bay, passing through the village of ix-Xagħra, and ends in Ramla Bay. Taking the walker through a typical Gozitan valley behind Marsalforn Bay where traditional agricultural methods may be observed, the route leads through the picturesque village of ix-Xagħra where you can admire Marsalforn Bay on one side and Ramla Bay on the other.

Ix-Xagħra has a particularly rich historical heritage and here you can visit the Ta’ Kola Windmill, one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights’ Period, and the Ġgantija Temples, an extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of two Neolithic stone temples built as early as 3600 B.C., putting them amongst the oldest freestanding stone structures in the world.

The walk proceeds by means of an old, quiet road which will lead you around the base of ‘Nuffara Ridge’. On arriving at Ramla Bay, you will discover a treasure in its own right, with remarkable ecological, geological, historical and archaeological features.

With its beautiful red sands, Ramla Bay, classified as a Natura 2000 protected site, has the island’s best beach and an ecologically important rare sand-dune habitat, as well as features of interest from the times of the Romans and the Knights.

The map shown in the centre pages of this booklet, together with several stone plinths located along the route, will help you follow the route. It offers a fascinating cross-section of Gozitan countryside, folklore and traditions.

 

Ramla Walk

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