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Ġebel Għawżara: 35.928875 14.404792 One short set ends in an old quarry.

Għar Għasfur: 35.947859 14.393109 One pair runs close to the coastline in an E-W direction.

Ġnien Buswedien
Six cart ruts run from N to S along Triq Buswedien

  • Ġnien Buswedien 1: 35.932514 14.386819
  • Ġnien Buswedien 2: 35.932279 14.386952
  • Ġnien Buswedien 3: 35.932314 14.386998
  • Ġnien Buswedien 4: 35.932145 14.386892
  • Ġnien Buswedien 5: 35.932002 14.386847
  • Ġnien Buswedien 6: 35.931941 14.386798
  • Ġnien Buswedien 7: 35.930133 14.385177, poorly visible, covered with vegetation

Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin
all access routes blocked

  • Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin 1: 35.933384 14.374738
  • Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin 2: 35.933583 14.374984
  • Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin 3: 35.934286 14.374999
  • Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin 4: 35.934561 14.374928
  • Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin 5: 35.935278 14.376679
  • Il-Ħotba ta’ San Martin 6: 35.935662 14.377693

Ix-Xemxija: Six pairs of cart ruts are still visible throughout the whole area.

  • Ix-Xemxija 1a: 35.952280 14.383239, one of the most impressive cart ruts
  • Ix-Xemxija 1b: 35.952298 14.383227, poorly visible, intersects No. 1a
  • Ix-Xemxija 2:   35.951114 14.381497
  • Ix-Xemxija 3:   35.950840 14.381675
  • Ix-Xemxija 4:   35.950719 14.380436
  • Ix-Xemxija 5:   35.949749 14.379668, a 15-metre-long set can be seen in the curve of the Roman road

Ta’San Martin new
A large number of cart ruts run in N-S direction along the road to Żebbiegħ.

  • Ta’San Martin 1a:  35.930153 14.377446, No. 1a and No. 1b are parallel in NO-SW direction
  • Ta’San Martin 1b:  35.930038 14.377489
  • Ta’San Martin 2a:  35.929539 14.376279, Sets No. 2 to No. 5 are interrupted by low bushes
  • Ta’San Martin 2b:  35.929034 14.376185
  • Ta’San Martin 3a:  35.929526 14.376323
  • Ta’San Martin 3b:  35.929037 14.376213
  • Ta’San Martin 4a:  35.929486 14.376373, No. 4a and No. 5a intersect
  • Ta’San Martin 4b:  35.929442 14.376427
  • Ta’San Martin 5a:  35.929442 14.376427
  • Ta’San Martin 5b:  35.929040 14.376237
  • Ta’San Martin 6:    35.928937 14.376401
  • Ta’San Martin 7:    35.928949 14.376424
  • Ta’San Martin 8:    35.928968 14.376432
  • Ta’San Martin 9a:  35.928803 14.376579
  • Ta’San Martin 9b:  35.928612 14.376891
  • Ta’San Martin 10:   35.928815 14.376598, No. 10 and No. 9a intersect on both ends
  • Ta’San Martin 11a: 35.928824 14.376613
  • Ta’San Martin 11b: 35.928620 14.376915
  • Ta’San Martin 12:   35.928833 14.376627
  • Ta’San Martin 13:   35.928124 14.376880
  • Ta’San Martin 14:   35.928048 14.376748
  • Ta’San Martin 15:   35.927732 14.376794
  • Ta’San Martin 16:   35.927702 14.376778
  • Ta’San Martin 17:   35.927691 14.376764
  • Ta’San Martin 18:   35.927526 14.376837, private property, not traced
  • Ta’San Martin 19:   35.927429 14.376568, private property, not traced

Wardija
Two further tracks are visible towards the north of San Martin. Three short and poorly defined pair is located on rocky ground in the eastern part of the Wardija Ridge, south of Ras il-Wardija street.

  • Wardija 1a: 35.938064 14.383695, no access
  • Wardija 1b: 35.937678 14.383721, no access
  • Wardija  2:  35.937650 14.395537
  • Wardija  3:  35.937056 14.395030
  • Wardija  4:  35.936522 14.394999

Wardija Buswedien
Three cart ruts run along Triq Buswedien in a N-S direction. No. 1b intersect No. 1a at right angles towards W-E. No. 2a, 2b and 2c were probably formerly one stretch.

  • Wardija Buswedien 1a: 35.935581 14.390356
  • Wardija Buswedien 1b: 35.935571 14.390416
  • Wardija Buswedien 2a: 35.935265 14.390267
  • Wardija Buswedien 2b: 35.935042 14.390178
  • Wardija Buswedien 2c: 35.934688 14.389945

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