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.

14
Oct
2022

Eastern suburbs roll

Fri Oct 14th 2022

 This is a easy medium ride from Fed Square to Mordialloc.  50

km all on Bike paths.

Following the Yarra trail, Gardeners Creek, Outer city trail, Sky Rail along the Dandenong rail line, Eastlink trail finally the Edithvale Mordialloc wetlands trail to Mordialloc Station for a return train ride back to the city. Bring lunch or purchase on the way. You can leave the ride at any of the railway stations on the way.

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15
Oct
2022

Mickleham Circuit.

Sat Oct 15th 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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19
Oct
2022

Western Port to Port Phillip. Stage 2 - Hastings to Somerville.

Wed Oct 19th 2022 9:00:00 -3:50:00

Meet by 9.00 am. at Flinders St. Station at the rear of the Info. Centre. We travel to Frankston Station to catch the Stony Point train at 10.37 am.and due to arrive at Hastings at 10.59 am. 

Leaving Hastings Station, we walk north past Hastings Foreshore Reserve and Hastings Park  (toilets ). Leaving Hastings, we continue north along a walking track, parallel to the railway  line, taking us into Tyabb (toilets).. The walking track leaves the railway line here and follows alongside the Frankston - Flinders Road before meeting up with the railway line again at Somerville (toilets), the end of the walk.   

With time to look around Somerville, we catch the 3.50 pm. train back to Frankston, due there at 4.06 pm. Trains to Flinders St. leave Frankston every 10 minutes.

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

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23
Oct
2022

Creswick Heritage Circuit Walk

Sun Oct 23rd 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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26
Oct
2022

Sunbury-Rotary Park to Mt Holden Return

Wed Oct 26th 2022 9:00:00 -3:00:00

This walk will start at the Rotary Rotunda just off Ligar Street, Sunbury. From there we will follow a walking track past the skate park to Elizabeth Drive, which we will cross. Shortly afterwards, we leave this track to follow another track that takes us along the Heysen Drive Reserve, which we follow to Reservoir Rd. This leads us to Mount Rd and a path to that winds its way around Mt Holden gradually rising to the summit. While on the top we will partake of the great views of the Macedon Ranges, Melbourne, and other localities while having lunch. After lunch we will return to the cars via the Blind Creek Trail, possibly with a few detours. 

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29
Oct
2022

MERRI CK,EDGARS CREEK-EDWARDS LAKE (11)

Sat Oct 29th 2022 9:30:00 -3:00:00

Meet at Jackson Reserve , we then walk to Merri Creek, we will walk on the opposite side of the bike path, there are a couple of small undulation, and head up towards Reservoir and join the bike path , walk past  B.T Connor Reserve and then walk along to  Glasgow Street and walk to Edgars  Creek Path to Edwards Lake for Lunch and after lunch we will walk along Edgars Creek,detour  at Kodak Bridge for  Afternoon tea at  a cafe  then back to the cars

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01
Nov
2022

Walhalla Base Camp

Tue Nov 1st 2022 11:30:00 - Fri Nov 4th 2022 10:00:00

Please contact Ron by phone to book in as well as registering on this system.  

To attend this event, the club policy is that members must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or hold a valid medical certificate.  

Arrive Tuesday and Depart Friday.  Staying in Walhalla accommodation or Rawson

Walhalla is a picturesque village, located north of Moe and Traralgon. Nestled in a steep sided valley at the southern edge of the Victorian Alps, the town is surrounded by a national park, lush forests and fern gullies.  Walhalla is a historic gold mining town where in the 1860s onward the Long Tunnel mine produced 13.7 tonnes of gold. For more info see: https://www.travelvictoria.com.au/walhalla/

Tuesday: We are meeting at 11:30am at the picnic ground where we'll have lunch, and then do a walking tour around town, including the famous cricket ground and the cemetery, and it's possible to do a tour of the richest gold mine in Victoria if you wish.

Wednesday: Dinner tonight at the old pub where there's great food.

Thursday: 

Friday: return home.

To book your own accommodation you might try: 'The Mill House' 2br, 4 persons, ph 0427 899 709; 'Happy Go Lucky' 3br, 8 persons, ph 0414 789 488; 'Jacomb Cottage' 2br, 4 persons, ph 0450 385 483; 'Sancreed Cottage' 2br, 4 persons, ph 8373 4049; 'Windsor House' BnB 5 rooms 0407 519 215; 'Wild Cherry' BnB, 0427 975 042.

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02
Nov
2022

Gisborne and Bullengarook

Wed Nov 2nd 2022 9:15:00 -2:30:00

Morning walk in Pyrete Range, Lerderderg State Park, Gisborne

Grade: Medium

Distance: 5 - 6 km circuit walk

Ascent: 150 m (approximately) with steep slopes

Meeting point: Hobbs Road, Dirt Road Carpark (on left), Gisborne. Located 500 m along Hobbs Road from the intersection with Melton Road (C705), Gisborne

Description: The morning walk route is mainly on wide forest trails and is not far from Hobbs Road. The route traverses knolls and along several spurs, and occasionally heads into steep gullies within the Pyrete Range.  Weather permitting, there are several locations from which to view, through openings in the forest, the surrounding peaks of Mount Gisborne, Mount Bullengarook, Little Mount Bullengarook. The ongoing La Nina weather pattern has made watercourses somewhat higher than usual and to avoid wet feet it is likely we will go off track for a short distance and scramble along an embankment.  In all, the walk will be nothing too technical.  The plan is to walk and enjoy the views and slowly traverse the steep slopes and off-track section.

Recommendation: bring hiking boots/shoes and a hiking pole; also a change of footwear/socks for the trip home.

Afternoon walk in Hobbs Reserve, Bullengarook

Grade: Easy-Medium

Distance: 5 - 6 km circuit walk

Ascent: 130 m (approximately) with gentle slopes

Meeting point: Hobbs Reserve main carpark (on left), Hobbs Road, Bullengarook. Located 3.6 km further along Hobbs Road from morning meeting point at Dirt Road Carpark.

Description:

The afternoon walk is along narrow, circuitous trails within Hobbs Road Bushland Reserve and nestled into forest understory.  The terrain is gently undulating from which there is occasional line of sight into steeper sections of the surrounding Pyrete Range and Lerderderg State Park. The walking trails are a shared facility with mountain bike riders and being a weekday we are more likely to have the location largely to ourselves.  At times we will walk over some of the bike trail infrastructure (bridges, ramps, etc) and view quirky trackside signage and installations.  There are significant works underway to rehabilitate the disused quarry/former municipal tip site, and this makes for some interesting and varied scenes along the chosen walk route.

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08
Nov
2022

Eastern Ramble 2 - Sassafras to Heatmont

Tue Nov 8th 2022 8:00:00 -3:00:00

This is the second of 8 walks linking the Dandenong Ranges to Essendon.   We start by descending about 350 meters for the first 5 kms towards the Dandenong Creek trail. Some of the descent is quite steep and includes loose gravel. There are also two short sharp climbs in this first section of the route. The second section is along the Dandenong Creek trail which is mostly flat. The third section includes ascending some long but moderate hills. We leave the trail at Heathmont and finish at Heathmont station.     The route includes gravel, bitumen, maybe slippery leaves and bark; and concrete surfaces, so I recommend walking boots, and poles – if you use them. Toilets are available at Finders Street, Sassafras, at the lunch stop (no time for a toilet stop at Croydon). Return trains from Heathmont at about 20-minute intervals.

Map attached.

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09
Nov
2022

Mt Macedon - Rhododendron Circuit

Wed Nov 9th 2022 9:30:00 -1:00:00

Register Online, and also Contact Ron by Phone for him to add you to the Walk Sheet.

Starting From Mt Macedon village ascending up the Zig Zag track to the summit then descending down tracks to the finish.

For further details, contact Ron.

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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!