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.

29
Jun
2022

Emu Bottom Wetlands and Kismet Creek Sunbury.

Wed Jun 29th 2022 10:00:00 -2:30:00

This walk starts at the corner of Ligar Street and Riddlell Road Sunbury. ( Melway 382 D3).(toilets available), and heads north along Racecourse Road before diverting around suburban streets and walking tracks before rejoining Racecourse Road to use a walking track to reach the Emu Bottom Wetlands and Jackson's Creek. The Circuit of the Wetlands includes passing the entrance to Emu Bottom Homestead, and walking through the Albert Road Nature Reserve. 
Leaving the Wetlands, we walk to Spavin Drive Lake before following Kismet Creek back to he finish.

Meet at the corner of Ligar St. and Riddell Rd.( Melway 382 D3) by 10.00 am. Boots are recommended and walking poles will be handy.

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

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13
Jul
2022

Canadian Forest walk

Wed Jul 13th 2022 8:00:00 -2:30:00

Canadian Forest adjoins the Woowookarung Regional Park, near Ballarat, and is made up of mostly native Australian bush and grass trees and various fungi. Native animals include kangaroos, koalas, echidna and reptiles. The walk will take us through undulating bush land, the historical Rifle Range and around the pine plantation. The Canadian Forest has a history of gold mining, repeated wood harvesting during the gold era and again at the end of WW2, in addition, a large portion of the forest was annexed in the 1960's in order to plant a large pine plantation to supply Laminex Industries This area is very popular for mountain bike riders and is criss crossed with mountain bike tracks.

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13
Jul
2022

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Jul 13th 2022 7:30:00 -9:30:00
10
Aug
2022

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Aug 10th 2022 7:30:00 -9:30:00
16
Aug
2022

Castlemaine Walk - The Monk

Tue Aug 16th 2022 9:30:00 -3:00:00

This is an opportunity to support rural Victoria with this additional walk to Peter’s Steam Train walk on the previous day (Wed. the 17th August).  If you register for both walks you can opt to stay in Castlemaine for 1, 2 or 3 nights – or do each walk as day trips from home.

We start from Castlemaine station and walk south through the town to enter Fryer’s Ridge State Forest.  Walking along the Poverty Gully Water Race before visiting The Monk, we then proceed along Dingo Park (dirt) Road to Chewton, and along the Leanganook Track to Castlemaine.  If time permits, we’ll stop at the Bourke and Wills memorial cairn for a photo shoot.

The track could be muddy and slippery following wet weather, so walking boots, poles and gaiters are recommended.

Travelling to Castlemaine can be by train or car, and let me know if you’d like to car pool as a driver or passenger from Watergardens.

If staying overnight book, your own accommodation; and to minimise the risk of winter weather cancellations, I suggest booking only a few days beforehand.  Add an extra comment when registering if you’d like to share accommodation with other members.

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17
Aug
2022

Castlemaine to Maldon Steam rail return

Wed Aug 17th 2022 8:45:00 -3:30:00

We will meet at Camp reserve (adjacent to Castlemaine rail station) for a 8:45 start to our walk. the 18 Km walk along the Castlemaine to Maldon Rail trail (shared Trail)  follows the historic Rail corridor to Maldon, via Muckleford. We will need to be on the platform of Maldon Station at 14:30 for our return vintage steam rail (14:45) back to Castlemaine. The track is easy but with a few minor hills. I would expect a splendid display of golden wattle at this time. The cost of the Steam Train return is $22.50 (pay to walk leader) and we will be seated in a single cabin. Plan for winter conditions with boots. I will update meeting location details a week before the walk.

Col Purchase will organise a second day of walking in area, for those wishing to spend one or two nights in the  area, watch out for info re this Mini base camp.

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22
Aug
2022

Major Mitchell Trail Stage 11 (Final)

Mon Aug 22nd 2022 10:00:00 - Fri Aug 26th 2022 10:00:00

This is the final stage of the Major Mitchell Trail walk which started from Boundary Bend on the Murray River.

More details later.


 

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11
Sep
2022

Creswick Heritage Circuit Walk

Sun Sep 11th 2022 9:30:00 -4:00:00

Loop walk Starting at wrought iron gates 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.  Returning through town to the Visitor Centre.

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12
Sep
2022

Yackandandah Base Camp

Mon Sep 12th 2022 - Fri Sep 16th 2022

Walking will be within about 10km of Yackandandah, mostly of Easy-Medium grade with some hill-climbing.  

History and scenery.  Meeting at Holiday Park each morning at 8-30am. 

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14
Sep
2022

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Sep 14th 2022 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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!