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Dingli Cart Ruts (Clapham Junction) and Caves
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Owner description: 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.
Richmond, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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“Good if you can find it”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The cart ruts are not that easy to find. It may help if you look ahead as you can see them in the distance. The reference to the small house is helpful. We parked next to it. From the house and with the quarry entrance on the left, go straight ahead towards a carob tree. With luck you will find the ruts and if you go for about 100 yards (there is a narrow path), you may find the cave where people lived until the 1850s.

Visited May 2013
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“A fascinating place”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Firstly, it's not at Dingli, Secondly, they're not cart ruts.
The place is actually near Buskett, a couple of miles south east of Dingli.
When you get to the site entrance, follow the track up the hill until you reach some buildings. The ruts are on the opposite side of the track and cover a large area of the hillside.
Follow the tracks for about 100 yards and you should see some holes in the ground. Some appear to be cisterns for water storage, others are rock-cut tombs.
Keep going, around the field wall, for another couple of hundred yards and you will come to a large sunken area of collapsed caves and quarrying. Inside there are cave dwellings, which appear to be making use of earlier catacombs.
You are also likely to see loads of wild flowers, and if you walk quietly, plenty of lizards, and it's all free.

Visited April 2013
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Island of Malta, Malta
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“Where are they?”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Arriving at the signposted gate, we found it closed, so parked outside and walked around it. There are no signs to direct you, so we wandered around looking for the "cartruts" we'd seen in the Archaeological Museum in Valletta. We recognised the grey stone and saw a few ruts, but so many appeared to be full of plants and therefore barely visible!! Were we in the correct place? - we have no idea. Signboards are essential when the public have no one to guide them.

Visited June 2012
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“Cart Ruts in Dingli”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Although the cart ruts in Dingli are interesting, they should be signposted better.

Visited October 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Great place to poke around in”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

This site is unfenced and publicly accessible at no charge. Great place to see the enigmatic cart ruts and poke around the caves which have been in use for millennia. Also on the site is an ancient stone quarry. You need a good map to find the site and there are no facilities whatsoever. Close to Buskett Gardens.

Visited March 2012
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