Fomm ir-Riħ

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Fomm ir-Riħ (meaning mouth of the wind in Maltese), is a small bay in the limits of Mġarr on the western side of the island of Malta. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_0

The area is characterised by a fault line which creates an interesting landscape with vertical cliffs and a pebble beach. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_1

There is also an unusual syncline behind the beach. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_2

The Bay and headlands form perhaps the most stunning scenic views and varied geology on the islands of Malta. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_3

Public access to the quiet pebble beach is disputed with only one road which is currently illegally blocked. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_4

Access is now by a narrow path cut into the side of the steep cliff and a hot climb down to the beach. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_5

The area is also famous for its Maltese freshwater crab that makes its home high above the Bay and the sea. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_6

In the mid-17th century, Blat Mogħża Tower was built near Fomm ir-Riħ, but it collapsed in the 18th century and it was never rebuilt. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_7

In the 19th century, a redoubt was built in the area as part of the Victoria Lines. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_8

Cart ruts Fomm ir-Riħ_section_0

On Ras il-Pellegrin, the headland north of Fomm ir-Riħ Bay, there are puzzling cart ruts that lead off the cliff top. Fomm ir-Riħ_sentence_9


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