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Victoria Lines

Britain has the Hadrian’s Wall. China has its Great Wall. Malta has the Victoria Lines. Stretching across the width of its main island, the Victoria Lines in Malta was built by the British army in the late 19th century along the edge of a natural escarpment to defend the island from invasion.

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Utilised in the Second World War, the Victoria Lines consist of fortified walls, deep ditches and military ‘bases’, which made for an interesting and exciting day out – all while navigating and running ‘the lines’.

Beginning on the east, we made our way westwards along this wall as best we could follow it. This Tale highlights our journey as we discovered a rather hot, yet unique side of Malta.

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Ancient ‘cart ruts’ – nobody quite knows how they came about or why they exist!

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Overlooking Fomm ir-Rih Bay from inside a ruined Second World War defensive ‘Pillbox’.

Running ‘the lines’ was as much of a unique experience as it is that they are still standing…

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