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.

21
Sep
2022

Stony Point to Frankston. Stage 1 - Stony Point to Hastings.

Wed Sep 21st 2022 9:00:00 -3:40:00

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 10.37am. and due to arrive at Stony Point at 11.13 am. 
After a quick look around Stony Point, we walk north through Woolley's Beach Reserve towards Crib Point Jetty, continuing on to Jacks Beach Reserve (toilets), before walking along a boardwalk through Bittern Coastal Wetlands towards Hastings. At the end of the boardwalk, we arrive at the Wester port Marina before continuing on to Hastings Foreshore Reserve (toilets). and the end of Stage 1.

There should be time to look around Hastings before catching the train  at 3.40 pm. back to Frankston,  at 4.06 pm. Trains back to Flinders St. are every 10 minutes.

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

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01
Oct
2022

BWV FedWalks 2022

Sat Oct 1st 2022 - Sun Oct 2nd 2022

 

FedWalks 2022 is a Bushwalking Victoria event, and must be booked via the details to be provided. Will be based in Wangaratta. It can be assumed there'll be a variety of walks offered, ranging from Easy to Hard, on both days. There will be limits on bookings and this event usually is sold out very quickly! More details to come. Bookings must be made via BWV.

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03
Oct
2022

Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 1

Mon Oct 3rd 2022 - Fri Oct 7th 2022

The first of a series of 5-day walks from Mt Zero to Dunkeld following the Grampians Peaks Trail.  Medium grade because of some steep and rocky climbing, but daily distances will be shorter to compensate for this.


 

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12
Oct
2022

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Oct 12th 2022 7:30:00 -9:30:00
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

Stony Point to Frankston. 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 HastingsStation, 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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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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09
Nov
2022

Monthly Club Meeting (7:30pm)

Wed Nov 9th 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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11
Nov
2022

Hamilton "20th anniversary" base camp

Fri Nov 11th 2022 - Sun Nov 13th 2022

To celebrate 20 years of leading you wonderful people on walks, rides etc, I am putting on a base camp of easy walks!

Arrive on Friday night.  On the Saturday we will drive to the Wannon falls for a very short walk.  We will then walk 11kms of  the Hamilton – Coleraine Rail Trail to reach the small township of Coleraine, where we can do a further 5km walk around town, visiting the Points Arboreteum.  On this day we can walk as little as 1km or as much as 16km, all easy grade.

Saturday evening we will have a meal out in Hamilton.

On Sunday we will walk the other half of the rail trail, this time from Hamilton township towards Wannon Falls.  Another 11km.

Both walks require car shuffles and if there is a non-walker happy to collect drivers at the end of the walks that would be a big help.

Important note:  Please book accommodation early as it is likely to be in short supply due to the Dunkeld Cup.  I will be staying at the Lake Hamilton Motor Village and Caravan Park, (ph: 03 5572 3855).  Bookings are by phone only at the time of writing. I am camping and can share a site with another person or couple.  Basic cabins, as an example, are $185 for four persons, per night.  Deluxe cabins are $215 for four people.  Let me know if you need help finding people to share with.

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12
Nov
2022

Woodlands Historic Park Wander.

Sat Nov 12th 2022 9:30:00 -2:30:00

Starting at Woodlands Homestead, the walk takes us to Moonee Ponds Creek near the Park entrance and the Ben Chaffey Water Trail. From there, we follow the creek in a south east direction, checking out the magnificent river red gums along the way. We leave the Creek near where it meets the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and head north to the Parks Victoria


Office and workshops.. From there we wander towards Providence Road before turning into the grounds of the now derelict Greenvale Hospital/Sanatorium.

Leaving the hospital grounds for a while, we explore the area around the nearby Weeroona Cemetery before moving on to the Greenvale Dam at the southern end of the Grounds. This takes us back into the deserted area for a look around the southern section including the water towers where one of the Sanatorium Hospital shelters existed.

Leaving this historic area, we make use of a horse trail alongside the sugar gum plantation to get back to the Parks Victoria Office and then cross country to Woodlands to the finish at the Homestead.

An added bonus could be that the Park may be covered with the purple of Patterson's Curse which is usually out in abundance at this time of year.

Meet at Woodlands Homestead top car park by 9.30 am. The walk involves some easy cross country walking off tracks, so boots are re ommended.

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

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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!