Events

For further details on how to attend our events as a visitor, and becoming a member, please contact our secretary at: secretary@essendonbwc.org.au.

04
Dec
2022

Creswick Heritage Circuit Walk

Sun Dec 4th 2022 10:30:00 -3:00:00

Loop walk Starting in carpark behind Creswick Visitor Centre and head past heritage-listed buildings and significant trees. 

The walk links up with the Landcare and La Gerche trails on PV land.  From oak gully, you forge uphill through Hancock Victoria's (HVP) radiata pine plantation to lookout on Brackenbury Hill. 

Then downhill to transquil St Georges Lake where we will stop for Lunch before returning through town to the Visitor Centre. A interesting walk with many named conifers enroute, some undulations but a pleasant enjoyable walk with varying scenery along the way.

Walk includes a coffee stop in Creswick at the bakery after the walk (Optional)


 

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07
Dec
2022

Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale & return

Wed Dec 7th 2022 10:00:00 -4:00:00
Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale & return

The inaugral walk for Kathy S & myself as leaders.

We'll meet in Weeroona Pde (near the marina) where there is ample free all-day parking.

Please arrange your own transport or car pool.

We'll head west past Fort Queenscliff with stunning views across the Rip, following Lovers Walk (thanks Mary M!). We'll stop for morning tea around 11am.

From there, we'll continue along The Promenade to Point Lonsdale lighthouse and return to Point Lonsdale township for lunch. Cafes & supermarket (ice creams!) available.

After lunch, we'll head back along The Promenade and link up with the Queenscliff rail trail. Passing the Fisheries Centre, Swan Bay wetlands and steam railway station, we'll finish the walk at 360 degree cafe.

Note: there will be a fun competition with a prize. Details on the day :) 

Total distance around 14 km. Most of the walk is on hard surface so soft soles recommended.

 

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10
Dec
2022

Mickleham Circuit.

Sat Dec 10th 2022 9:30:00 -2:30:00

The walk starts by crossing over Mount Ridley Road into Mickleham and entering the Conservation Area. The walk is mainly on gravel tracks with grass verges and quiet suburban streets that are used to connect various parts of the Reserve. A short part of the walk will involve easy off track walking alongside Malcolm Creek. Boots are recommended.

Meet at Mount Ridley Conservation Car Park by 9.30 am. Melway 387 A1. The car park is at the top of the hill on Mt. Ridley Road , almost opposite the grammar school.

Covid restrictions are to be adhered to where applicable, and all walkers must be fully vaccinated.

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13
Dec
2022

Eastern Ramble 3 - Heathmont to Deep Creek

Tue Dec 13th 2022 8:00:00 -3:00:00

The third leg of the 8 walks from Dandenong Ranges to Essendon.

Starting from Heathmont station, we’ll walk along a path which skirts around Eastland shopping centre, to join up with the Mullum Mullum creek trail to Deep Creek.   The track is a mix of sealed shared paths with several gravel sections.   There are several undulations along the route with one short steep climb (including steps) prior to the end of the walk.   Runners are suitable for this walk, and poles shouldn’t be necessary.   We’ll finish near Beasley’s Nursery at Deep Creek for optional afternoon tea before catching the 906 bus towards the city.   I suggest getting off the bus at Lonsdale St and catching a train home from Melbourne Central.   We should start walking at about 9:15am and Finish between 2:00 and 2:30pm.   Toilets are at Flinders Street (maybe Heathmont Station), morning tea, lunch and at Beasley’s Nursery.

Map attached.

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14
Dec
2022

Organ Pipes Circuit

Wed Dec 14th 2022 9:30:00 -1:00:00

Note: Neil Duncan is the new leader for this event.

This walk will take us to areas of the park not usually accessed by the public.  It does involve some off track walking and 2-3 steep hillsides to scramble up without a path.  Gaitors would be useful as grass seeds will be prolific and poles would also be useful if you use them.

 

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14
Dec
2022

Monthly Club Meeting (7:30pm) (5)

Wed Dec 14th 2022 7:15:00 -9:00:00

Club meeting at St John's (any change in venue will be notified by email)

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17
Dec
2022

Dandenongs walk

Sat Dec 17th 2022

Details to follow

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21
Dec
2022

Eastern Ramble 4 - Deep Creek to Heidelberg

Wed Dec 21st 2022 8:00:00 -1:00:00
  1. Catch the 8:15am 906 Bus (towards Warrandyte) from Lonsdale Street beside the QV Square near Swanston Street. We get off the bus on Heidelberg/Warrandyte Road near Beasley’s Nursery at Deep Creek Reserve.

Description:   We start from the bus stop and walk north along the Mullum Mullum Creek trail for about 4kms were we join the Yarra river and continue along the Main Yarra trail to Warringal Parklands, then along Burgundy Street to Heidelberg Station.  There is some hard-surface walking, but it’s mostly gravel and we’ll be walking on some narrow tracks off the main trail.   Walking shoes or boots are recommended but there are no steep hills, so poles are not necessary.   Toilets are only available at Melbourne Central (before the bus ride) and at Warringal Parklands which is near the end of the walk.   Return trains from Heidelberg station are at about 20-minute intervals, or bus 903 to Essendon, or bus 513 to Glenroy.

 

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27
Dec
2022

Howman's Gap Base Camp

Tue Dec 27th 2022 2:00:00 - Sun Jan 1st 2023 10:00:00

Combined Base Camp event with Diamond Valley, Koonung and Waverly bushwalking clubs in the Alpine region near Falls Creek.   Fully catered with bunk room accommodation for 5 nights.  Various walks for each day, and a themed NYE party for the final night.

Bookings through the YMCA website, only. 

For further details and expressions of interest, contact: Col Purchase: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Phone: 0407 879 751.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

05
Jan
2023

Beaconsfield Upper Ash Wednesday 40th anniversary memorial walk

Thu Jan 5th 2023

On 16 February 1983 twelve CFA firefighters, in trucks from Narre Warren and Panton Hill, also lost their lives on a narrow bush track at the Critchley Parker Junior Reserve when the fire overran them.  This walk commemorates their lives.

The walk consists of 10km of easy walking and an optional 3km of medium walking.

Part One - 5 km loop of Beaconsfield Upper to visit the recreation reserve, Sutherland Park and bush tucker garden. Back to the cars for morning tea. Option to buy coffee at the general store (please bring your Keep Cup and help our environment).  

Part Two - 6km walk along St George's Road path to visit the secuded firefighters' memorial at Critchley Parker Junior Reserve. This includes a 3km medium loop with two very steep descents on a 4WD track and a  steady long ascent.  Option to sit out the medium section but bring your walking poles and boots if you do come.

Part Three - 2km walk to visit the second firefighters' memorial and do a loop of another part of town on paths.

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About Essendon Bushwalking Club

The Club was formed in 1975, and is a major club servicing the Northern and Western suburbs.

The main theme of the club is to enjoy the great outdoors and through participation learn new skills and have FUN!