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.

02
Oct
2021

Blackburn lake and Gardiners Ck 1

Sat Oct 2nd 2021 8:50:00

Due to covid restrictions, it is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY that this walk will go ahead - please confirm with walk leader.

Meet at Flinders St Station at 8.50 for the 9.06 to Blackburn. From the station its a 20 min walk to the Blackburn lake.Its a surprisngly pleasant little area of bushland and there are several trails around the lake and after a circuit of the lake we will have morning tea at the picnic area. Exiting the park , we go along a National Trust hereitage street before accessing the gardiners Creek trail After lunch we leave the trail and for the last part of the walk we do a circuit around Wattle park with its chalet. picnic grounds ,old trams,info boards and Lone Pine connections.At the NE end of the park there is a nice little coffee shop and from there we take the tram back into the city. Blackburn park and Wattle park , with all their trees and along with the well vegetated areas of Gardiners Ck trail , makes for a rather countrified day of urban walking. Sturdy sneakers will be fine but depending on the weather , something that that is more waterproof might be better for the feet.

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06
Oct
2021

Melton Viaduct Circuit.

Wed Oct 6th 2021 9:30:00 -2:30:00

The walk starts at the Arthur Westlake Memorial Reserve (Melway 336 D8) and heads in a south east direction towards the Woodgrove Shopping Centre which we circuit -  non stop- to cross Coburns Road and head south west back to to Arnolds Creek West Branch and follow the creek down to the railway line, continuing south to the Melton Pistol Club and the Werribee River/Melton Reservoir. We will stop here for lunch and maybe watch some fish being caught, or the Melbourne - Ballarat trains crossing our objective for the day, the viaduct.

This will be as close as you will get to the viaduct without getting your feet wet or having the use of water craft.

After lunch at this idyllic spot,we walk up the hill away from the river and pass the old Melton Stud, and call into have a look at the grave of The Welkin, one of the most successful sires that ever did stud duty in Australia, with his progeny having won nearly 550 races. Heading north, we follow the track to cross the Western Freeway on Bulmans Road and then ba k to the cars at the starting point.

The walk is easy/medium only because of the possibility of some muddy areas  due to prior rain, so it is recommended that boots are worn.

Meet by 9. 30 am. at the Arthur Westlake Memorial Reserve Car Park - Bulmans Road Melway 336 D8.

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09
Oct
2021

Bacchus Marsh Historical Urban Walk

Sat Oct 9th 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00

Nice easy 10k approx urban walk discovering the historical sites of Bacchus Marsh including a scenic walk along the Werribee River where we will stop for lunch.

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10
Oct
2021

Marathon Training Walk

Sun Oct 10th 2021 7:45:00 -3:30:00

If you are planning on doing the marathon or even if you are not this is a great middle spring walk.  Commening at the post office in Scarsdale we will make our way along the Ballarat to Skipton rail trail, crossing the beautiful Nimmons Bridge which spans the Woady Yaloak Creek and valley.  Soon after we will leave the rail trail and walking on quiet country roads before skirting through the Jubilee Heritage area.  Another short stint of road walking before once again entering into the forest behind Scarsdale and the back to our cars for a well earned rest and afternoon tea in Smythesdale. 

While this walk is almost a half marathon, it is not difficult with a couple of gentle hills to climb.  This is a Bob friendly walk!

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13
Oct
2021

Silver Creek-Flowerdale

Wed Oct 13th 2021 9:30:00

A scenic loop walk of 14km in the Wallaby Creek Water Catchment area of Kinglake National Park. As we stroll along good tracks through the forest, it is interesting to note the wonderful regeneration after the massive bushfires. Meeting place will be at Moonee Ponds at 8am or 9.30 at the Park entrance, 1.5km along Silver Creek Rd in Flowerdale.


There are some steep hills but there are some good views over the King Parrot Creek to compensate. Lunch will probably be at the Wallaby Cascades.

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13
Oct
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Oct 13th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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16
Oct
2021

Ringwood lake and Tarralla Ck Trail

Sat Oct 16th 2021 8:50:00
A short walk from the Ringwood Rly St takes one to the Ringwood Lake area . After a circuit of the lake we take a few suburban streets to reach the Heathmont rail trail. Morning tea where the trail meets the Dandenong Creek trail and not long after there we branch off along the Tarralla Ck. .Lunch at a picnic area on the way before continuing north and eventually reaching the outskirts of Croydon and the nice little surprise of the Croydon library complex.A few coffee shops to choose from are in the railway st area before returning home. Hills nil ; walking shoes fine, toilets plenty, and new territory, even for seasoned walkers!

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20
Oct
2021

Braeside Park and Waterways.

Wed Oct 20th 2021 9:00:00 -3:00:00
Meet at Flinders St. Station Coffee Shops by 8.50 am. for the 9.00 am. train to Mordialloc. The walk starts at Mordialloc Station and proceeds along Mordialloc Creek to the suburb of Waterways, a residential suburb claimed to be Australia's only suburb with 20% parkland and 40% water. Using the lakeside walking track, we will see half of this small suburb, checking out the bird life and leaving the other half to be seen on the way home. Leaving Waterways, we crossGrosvenor Road into Braeside Park. Once a sewage treatment site,and home to a training track for Phar Lap, this park is now a mix of revegetated bushland and wetlands. There are many facilities, including an Information Centre. A circuit of the park will be walked before returning to Waterways to complete the circuit of this little suburb. From there, we make our way to Aspendale Station for the return train journey to Flinders Street and home. The walk is mainly flat(sea level), and mainly on gravel walking tracks with a small amount of suburban street walking. COVID restrictions are to be adhered to where applicable.

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24
Oct
2021

Mt Jerusalem Circuit/Kinglake

Sun Oct 24th 2021 9:15:00 -4:00:00

Looking for a challenge? Need to train for the Marathon? This walk could be for you. Starting at the Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area, this 19.6 km circuit is a classic Kinglake walk. The Shelley Harris Track, and the Mt Everard and Mt Beggary Tracks are followed through this beautiful terrainand it is interesting to note the regeneration after the Bushfires.  Mostly undulating, there is one long steep climb and a steep descent.  Walking poles are advised.

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27
Oct
2021

Toolangi in Spring time

Wed Oct 27th 2021 9:30:00 -4:00:00

Depending on Covid restrictions, this walk is in doubt.  IF it does go ahead, the number of walkers allowed will be limited to 10.  

Phone Ron if you want to nominate.

Toolangi is famous for its flowers in spring time.  

Meet in the carpark at the back of Aldi, off Moore Street, Airport West shopping centre for an 8:00am departure.

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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!