Malta Geographical Gozo walk from Ta’ Cenc to Xlendi

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Malta Geographical Gozo walk from Ta' Cenc to XlendiThe Malta Geographical Society is organising its next Gozo walk, this time it will be starting from Sannat (Ta’ Cenc) and will finish at Xlendi with a break along the way. The walk, which is also open to non-members of the Society, is taking place on Saturday, the 12th of October 2013.

The departure will be from Mgarr Harbour at 10.30a.m.Members can cross over from Malta to Gozo with the 9.00am or 9.45am ferries. From Mgarr Gozo Ferry Terminal the coach takes participants to Sannat on top of Triq Ta’ Cenc and Triq Ta’ Skerla near the entrance to Ta’ Cenc Plateau.

The walk will be inside the Ta’ Cenc area in the direction of Mgarr ix-Xini, with Wied Hanzira on the left. Passing the entrance to the first of two Ta’ Cenc Reservoirs. Taking a path which goes slightly uphill with a low boundary rubble wall, it eventually leads to panoramic views over the sea now heading towards the Ta’ Cenc Cliffs.

This country road continues to the cliff’s edge and a chance to admire the Ta’ Cenc Cliffs. Continuing in the direction of Ta’ Cenc hotel and from there out and along Triq Dun Luqa, turning to walk up to the cliffs edge again.

The walk continues along the cliff’s edge arriving at a recently paved belvedere at an area called Ta’ Sanap in Munxar, where there is a welcome break stop. Malta Geographical Gozo walk from Ta' Cenc to XlendiAt the end of the belvedere the walk descend through various field paths and meander through Tal-Bardan area in the direction of Ras il-Bajjada until reaching a semi-circular inlet surrounded by high cliffs called id-Dawra tax-Xlendi, before reaching Xlendi Tower at Ras il-Bajda.

Continuing from Xlendi Tower going down by the footpath crossing a small bridge on il-Kantra valley ending up at the asphalted road.

Eventually arriving at the centre of Xlendi arriving at approximately 3.30pm.

The coach will depart at 4.00pm from the Xlendi parking area to return to Mgarr in time for either the 4.30pm or 5.15pm ferry.

Members and guests must book online for transport, the closing date is Tuesday October, the 8th. Bookings can be made on www.maltageographical.org.

Transport Charges are members Euro 3 and non-members Euro 4.00 Children under 12 Euro 1.50.

Malta Geographical Society (MGS) was founded in 1943 when the Second World War was practically over in Malta, although still going on in other European countries. A small group of Maltese internal refugees living in Mgarr decided to set up this society. The first committee was made up of G. Mangion, as Chairman; N. S. Leopardi as Vice-Chairman, J. Burgess as Hon Secretary, and (Ms) C. Aguis as Hon. Treasurer, as well as R. Cachia, S. Gatt, and W. Salomone.

To-day, 70 years after its foundation, the MGS. is still going strong with nearly 400 members. It organises regularly monthly Saturday and Wednesday walks, as well as various lectures and social evenings. Activities include Quiz and Pasta nights, Christmas Dinners and BBQ’s, excursions to Gozo and to Comino, visits (normally coupled with a walk) to various cultural and historic places. Evening walks are organised during the summer months.

Each year the Society is organising walks abroad. The Society also publishes a monthly newsletter which is sent to all members, giving details of all its activities.

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