Dingli Cart Ruts (Clapham Junction) and Caves

Dingli Cart Ruts (Clapham Junction) and Caves

Dingli Cart Ruts (Clapham Junction) and Caves
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There are several prehistoric sites near village of Dingli: the so-called 'cart ruts', unexplained parallel tracks hewn in the rock, and several megalithic caves.
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Frank K
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It can be hard to see the cart ruts when plants are growing. Signs direct you to a parking area nearby, but there are no signs indicating the actual ruts or giving any interpretation. We never did find the intersecting ruts, or the caves where people lived as late as 1835.
Written June 28, 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Historic ruts in the stone without any real explanation.

Prehistoric stuff (2,000 BC) and utterly fascinating.

Well worth the effort to visit.

Look carefully and you will find coral fossils as well.
Written May 10, 2023
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Angel57
Essex UK2,008 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We visited after seeing the cliffs. Google Maps provided an accurate location. Fascinating, mysterious ruts. Worth finding the "junction" section.
Written January 23, 2023
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hungaryforadventure
Columbus, OH58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This site has amazing history but there's no tourist infrastructure or interpretation. I ended up having a great time on a very hot July morning. I was the only person around and felt like I was wandering the moon by myself. When I finally found the caves and the cart ruts, I spent an hour exploring. You can climb into the caves and walk on the cart ruts.

This would be a wonderful site to visit in a cooler season if you are out hiking or walking. In July, I practically gave myself heat stroke. I walked from Dingli to the cart ruts, then to the Buskett Gardens and got a bus back to Mdina.

There is a clear sign from the road that indicates where to turn for the caves and ruts. There is a big parking area but no other information. I walked too far down the road and had to retrace my steps. Turn right at the green gate and look for a trail. There is some piled limestone that indicates where the caves are. Once you start spotting the ruts, they are everywhere.

I am a very independent tourist, but this would be a good site to visit as part of a guided tour, so someone could point you to the sites and interpret them! Outside of a guided tour, this is for someone looking for a bit of adventure. For me, it was well worth the effort.
Written July 31, 2022
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kenrockape4241
Stoke-on-Trent, UK80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
After checking online to see on Malta where is the best place to see the Cart Ruts, I opted for Clapham Junction. Got the bus to Dingli and walked from there to the Cart Ruts & Caves. For bus users, Buskett is the nearest stop. There's a sign indicating Clapham Junction and Caves parking area. So, being a good tourist, I followed the track which led nowhere!! At the end of the track there were 3 gates, all locked. I had a rough idea where Clapham Junction was so headed off cross country. Yes I found some Cart Ruts but I have to say I wasn't impressed. Maybe I hadn't reached the right area, but morale was flagging and I decided to call it a day. For Cart Rut followers, I found that the area called the Naxxar Gap is excellent. In addition to excellent Cart Ruts, there's an added attraction of one of the only remaining WW2 pill-boxes designed to resemble a house.
Written June 10, 2022
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Mike F
Oxfordshire, UK14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Hard to find. Although there are signs on the nearby road, there is no indication that you have actually reached Clapham Junction. Only found the right place by looking at photos which showed a house in the background.
Clapham Junction itself is interesting but appears to be typical limestone pavement scenery, and anyone who has been to the Yorkshire Dales will recognise the clints and grykes rather than cart tracks.
Written October 22, 2021
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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK411 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I'm not even sure if I was in the right place as I didn't see anything that looked like a cart rut. I put it in the satnav and it took me to a rocky, unpaved road in the middle of a field which I was sure I was going to get stuck on! There are street directions to the Clapham Junction cart ruts but then when you arrive at the gate they disappear so I have no idea if I was actually walking in the right place!
Written August 31, 2020
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tiggidodo
Island of Malta, Malta21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Dingli Cart Ruts known also as Clapham Junction because they intersect one another. Though they are man-made, they remain to this date mysterious as no one has yet come up with any evidence what they represented or why they were dug. Cart ruts are found in many other parts of the Island of Malta, however the Dingli cart ruts remain untouched and undamaged by development. Many have visited and tried to solve their mystery.....maybe someday someone will tell us what they mean.
Written December 9, 2019
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Dan L
Willesden, UK434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a great way to spend a few hours hiking around the Clapham Junction Ruts and Caves. Be sure to take your time and explore all the caves, some of which are expertly hidden away. I'd recommend going either in the morning or late afternoon before the sun is high in the sky - otherwise it can become rather unpleasant.
Written September 23, 2019
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Julia
Kyiv, Ukraine7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Easily accessible & free of charge, a really interesting place, highly recommend visiting it, and consider also spending some time on Dingli cliffs, the view is especially beautiful at sunset time.
Written September 3, 2019
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