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The Chadwick Lakes Trail

One of the most sought-after areas by Maltese families is the so-called Chadwick Lakes. This area got its name after the intervention of Sir Osbert Chadwick, when during the second half of the 19th century planned several dams, of various sizes and forms, with the intention to retain as much rainwater as possible.

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About

The Chadwick lakes trail

One of the most sought-after areas by Maltese families is the so-called Chadwick Lakes. This area got its name after the intervention of Sir Osbert Chadwick, when during the second half of the 19th century planned several dams, of various sizes and forms, with the intention to retain as much rainwater as possible.

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The Qlejgħa Valley

Maltese valleys were carved out by the erosional effect of rainwater runoff and winds through the ages, in particular the pluvial periods associated with the last glacial maxima when Malta was connected to Sicily.

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The Qlejgħa Valley

Maltese valleys were carved out by the erosional effect of rainwater runoff and winds through the ages, in particular the pluvial periods associated with the last glacial maxima when Malta was connected to Sicily.

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How to get here

By bus

From Valletta to Rabat via routes 50, 51, 52, 53 (Stop at Saqqajja). On arrival at Saqqajja, change route to 109, and stop at Fiddien. This where you start your discovery trek of the Chadwick Lakes Trail.

By car

Drive up to Rabat, follow the directions towards the Domus Romana, and take the road to the left side, Triq Għeriexem. Keep on driving along this road, until one comes up to the Ghajn National Water Conservation Centre. Drive towards the end of Triq Għajn Qajjet and park at the designated area on the left-hand side at the end of the road. The main entrance is on the other side of the road.

By bicycle

From Rabat Saqqajja area, cycle towards the Domus Romana, and follow Triq Għeriexem, until one comes to the Water Conservation Centre. Cycle down Triq Għajn Qajjet and leave your bicycle at the designated racks opposite the main entrance.

By walk

From Għajn National Water Conservation Centre in Rabat, cross the road to the right-hand side, and start walking down straight through Għajn Qajjet Road. Walk downhill for about 500 metres, and you will soon come up next to the main entrance of the Fiddien Box Interpretation Centre. Due to the lack of pavements in the area, one needs to pay special attention to the traffic that passes from here.

How to get here

By bus

From Valletta to Rabat via routes 50, 51, 52, 53 (Stop at Saqqajja). On arrival at Saqqajja, change route to 109, and stop at Fiddien. This where you start your discovery trek of the Chadwick Lakes Trail.

By car

Drive up to Rabat, follow the directions towards the Domus Romana, and take the road to the left side, Triq Għeriexem. Keep on driving along this road, until one comes up to the Ghajn National Water Conservation Centre. Drive towards the end of Triq Għajn Qajjet and park at the designated area on the left-hand side at the end of the road. The main entrance is on the other side of the road.

By bicycle

From Rabat Saqqajja area, cycle towards the Domus Romana, and follow Triq Għeriexem, until one comes to the Water Conservation Centre. Cycle down Triq Għajn Qajjet and leave your bicycle at the designated racks opposite the main entrance.

By walk

From Għajn National Water Conservation Centre in Rabat, cross the road to the right-hand side, and start walking down straight through Għajn Qajjet Road. Walk downhill for about 500 metres, and you will soon come up next to the main entrance of the Fiddien Box Interpretation Centre. Due to the lack of pavements in the area, one needs to pay special attention to the traffic that passes from here.

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The restoration and regeneration project

The Qlejgħa Valley was for a long time abandoned. With the popularity of the valley, known locally as Chadwick Lakes, it has been given a new lease of life, during the latest project that is being carried out. The restoration of the whole area takes into consideration the historical and the environment of the valley.

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The restoration and regeneration project

The Qlejgħa Valley was for a long time abandoned. With the popularity of the valley, known locally as Chadwick Lakes, it has been given a new lease of life, during the latest project that is being carried out. The restoration of the whole area takes into consideration the historical and the environment of the valley.

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About Malta

Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, with just about 90 kilometres south of Sicily, and about 350 kilometres north of the Libyan coast. The Maltese Islands have a surface area of 320 square kilometres. The islands are typically Mediterranean, offering little natural resources. Made up of sedimentary rocks which were formed around 30 million years ago, one finds five main geological layers form part of the islands. The clay layer sustains the perched aquifers which contributes to the flow in the valley through springs.

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About Malta

Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, with just about 90 kilometres south of Sicily, and about 350 kilometres north of the Libyan coast. The Maltese Islands have a surface area of 320 square kilometres. The islands are typically Mediterranean, offering little natural resources. Made up of sedimentary rocks which were formed around 30 million years ago, one finds five main geological layers form part of the islands. The clay layer sustains the perched aquifers which contributes to the flow in the valley through springs.

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