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.

28
Aug
2021

Merri and Edgars Creek 2 lakes

Sat Aug 28th 2021 9:00:00 -2:00:00

We will start the walk at the carpark at Jackson Reserve, pass the “Man of the Valley” Sculpture which was done by Antonio Masini. It was a gift from the Italian cities of Viggiano and Grumento. Masini said “attribute to the thousands of Lucanian migrants throughout the world and in Australia particular. This monument represents the determination and courage inherent in the immigrant. Proceed along Merri Creek trail morning tea along the way(either on Left or Right side) depending on weather(ie if there has been no rain then we walk on Right side - require boots, walking pole, some undulations) walk to Edwardes Lake. Have lunch at the lake. After lunch we will walk back along the Edgars Creek Trail  to  Jackson Reserve Car Park  Afternoon tea at the Boot factory Bring Raincoat, hat, usual walking gear, morning and afternoon tea,lunch, camera, boots ,walking poles, hand sanitizer, Boots as Edgars creek,( foot pad and R side a foot pad track)

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01
Sep
2021

Newmarket Saleyards

Wed Sep 1st 2021 9:30:00

We will meet at Pipemakers Park and walk along the Maribyrnong past Edgewater, Footscray Park and along to Newells Paddock where we will cross over the river into the Kensington Banks estate..There are many relics of the days when the saleyards there were Australia's main livestock trading market opening in 1861..There are many interesting things to see as we walk along the old stock route such as the Women's Peace Garden, the murals on the back gate and the old pens..Also the area is lovely with parks and cobbled streets.  There is also a plant nursery.. We will walk back to Edgewater for coffee at one of the cafes there.

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08
Sep
2021

Mickleham Circuit

Wed Sep 8th 2021 9:30:00 -2:30:00

The walk starts by crossing over Mount Ridley Road into Mickleham and entering the Conservation Area. The walk will be mainly on gravel tracks with grass verges with some 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 MountRidley Conservation Car Park by 9.30 am. Melway 387 A1. The car park is at the top of the hill opposite the Grammar School.

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08
Sep
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Sep 8th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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15
Sep
2021

Dandenong to Carrum.

Wed Sep 15th 2021 9:00:00 -3:00:00

Meet at Flinders St. Station Coffee Shops by 9.00 am. for the train to Dandenong. 
Leaving Dandenong Station, the walk heads south down Hammond Road to get onto the Dandenong Creek Trail to head south westerly to meet up with the Eastlink Trail at Mile Creek.We then follow the Eastlink Trail south alongside Dandenong Creek until it flows into the Patterson River and the National Water Sports area, passing the National Water Sports Centre on the way to Carrum. 
The northern end of Patterson Lakes suburb will be passed on the way to the new overhead rail line before arriving at Carrum Station for the train journey home.

The walk is flat and mostly in open areas which can be windy at times, so all weather clothing will be required.

COVID restrictions are to be adhered to where applicable.

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04
Oct
2021

Rural Victoria Base Camp 1 at Cohuna

Mon Oct 4th 2021 8:30:00 - Fri Oct 8th 2021 1:00:00

This is the first of a series of Base Camps in lesser known towns in Victoria.  They are chosen because they have interesting walking opportunities which are not widely known.

Walks will mainly be easy-medium grade and 10-15km.

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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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13
Oct
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

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

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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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23
Oct
2021

Marathon 2021

Sat Oct 23rd 2021
$7.00

It’s back on! Chris Jarvis and Karen Armitage are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Marathon, the club’s 27th such event, deferred from 2020, will be a 43km anti-clockwise circuit starting and finishing at Jubilee Lake on the southern outskirts of Daylesford. Going past Lake Daylesford, the route heads south past (not visiting) Sailors Falls, then swinging north at Korweinguboora and back to Jubilee Lake. Mostly easy terrain on forest tracks, with some walking tracks, and a few short sections on roads. The most undulating stage is in the pre-lunch period, it gets mostly easier from then, but there are a couple of short steep sections near the end. Broken up into six stages between which walkers meet the support crew for refreshments, and walkers can drop in or out of stages as they like.

After the walk, which will probably finish around 7pm, there will be a post-walk dinner at a local pub, TBA.

The event fee is $7 per person, with support team members exempt. This covers catering and petrol costs for the support team. Payment only by Direct Debit to the EBC Account, with your Name and comment '2021 Marathon'.

We would appreciate registrations via the club’s on-line booking no later than one month prior to enable logistics to be finalised. When booking, please indicate whether you will be a Walker or Support Crew.

There will be a limit of twenty-five walkers (pending any DHHS rulings on group sizes), plus we need about six support crew. For the walkers, late bookings may be placed on a waiting list if all twenty-five places are taken.

Naturally, COVID-19 may force late changes to event capacity, or even if it can go ahead.

Chris and Karen look forward to seeing you there on the day.


 

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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!