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10
Jul
2021

Chewton circuit walk (4)

Sat Jul 10th 2021 9:15:00 -3:15:00
Chewton circuit walk (4)

PLEASE NOTE:  Meeting place is Golden Point road, Chewton. As you exit the Calder Highway and get onto the Pyrenees Highway and approach Chewton, the Golden Point road is on your right.  This turnoff comes up fairly quickly so be ready for it.  After entering Golden Point road the meeting place is about 100 metres on your left.  You will see a sign post marked  Monster meeting site.  There is parking available. After meeting at the Chewton Soldier's Memorial Park there will be a short two minute drive to the start of the walk

 The walk starts at the site of where up to 15 thousand diggers protested about licence fees (referred to as  the Monster meeting) and follows the Forest Creek trail. There is then a climb to the ridge top and junction with the Goldfield's Leanganook track and Garfield track. Next is a short descent to the Garfield wheel and other relics from the Mount Alexander goldfield followed by lunch at the stone hut ruins and walls of the Welsh village.  After lunch there is a small climb to the Expedition Pass reservoir before descending onto another section of the Forest creek trail for the return leg of the circuit.

A 14 km Easy/Medium walk.  Boots and walking poles are recommended.  

 

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11
Jul
2021

PARKVILLE ARCHITECTUAL and HISTORY

Sun Jul 11th 2021 9:30:00 -2:00:00

Meet on the corner of Park Street and The Avenue (Gatekeepers Cottage) Melways 29G10. Easy walk,  12km.  I will try to find a hill.  We will be exploring the beautiful inner Melbourne Suburb of Parkville - (South is special as it was 1st metropolitan area in Australia to be classified by the National Trust), Native Australian Garden and the Adventure garden for children, Inver reserve, a famous artist who hid as a deserter in WW2, Phryne Fishers house, composer of famous Australian Christmas carols, AFL footballer, site of an Old Market, famous cake shop, first town clerk of Melbourne lived a lord mayor of Melbourne lived.  Bring raincoat, hat, usual walking gear, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, camera, boots sturdy shoes, walking poles, hand sanitizer.

 

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14
Jul
2021

Antimony Mine Hike

Wed Jul 14th 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00
Coimadai

The walk is approx 14ks return, the track is good but has lots of loose stones and branches so boots and poles essential as there will be some off track exploring of the Antimony Mine ruins. Morning tea and lunch on the track. I've rated the walk as medium to slightly harder because of the track condition and a couple of small hills (honestly) and a fabulous creek crossing. Boots, pole, water, wet weather gear (check weather) and basic first aid kits essential.

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14
Jul
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Jul 14th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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04
Aug
2021

City to Station Pier A

Wed Aug 4th 2021 9:30:00 -4:00:00

Please phone or txt Ron Bell on 0429 384 057 to register for this walk.

Due to Covid restrictions this walk will be limited to a group of 10.  However, if more walkers are interested, another leader will also run this walk in parrallel at a slightly different time on the same day.  

Meet near the coffee shop on the Flinders Street Station concourse in time for a 9:30 departure. The walk starts along South Bank with its magnificent views, including Polly Woodside, luxury yachts, Bolte Bridge. Will stop at Point Park for toilets, D'Albora Marinas for morning tea and another toilet, and lunch in Westgate Park. Will stop at the observation platform to see the container terminals, and then Station Pier, returning home on the Port Melbourne light rail.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

04
Aug
2021

City to Station Pier B

Wed Aug 4th 2021 9:35:00 -4:00:00

Please phone or txt Ron Bell on 0429 384 057 to register for this walk.

Due to Covid restrictions this walk will be limited to a group of 10.  However, if more walkers are interested, another leader will also run this walk in parrallel at a slightly different time on the same day.  

Meet near the coffee shop on the Flinders Street Station concourse in time for a 9:30 departure. The walk starts along South Bank with its magnificent views, including Polly Woodside, luxury yachts, Bolte Bridge. Will stop at Point Park for toilets, D'Albora Marinas for morning tea and another toilet, and lunch in Westgate Park. Will stop at the observation platform to see the container terminals, and then Station Pier, returning home on the Port Melbourne light rail.

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08
Aug
2021

Columbine Creek Explorer

Sun Aug 8th 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00

This walk will be exploring the lower section of the Fyrers Ridge Range, an infrequently walked area, but rich in mining history, beautiful scenery and bushland.

This walk is a mixture of both on and off track walking.  Commencing at the intersection of Fryer's  Ridge Road and Hunters Lane we will first follow first 2WD and then 4WD tracks to have morning tea at the remains of Sangers Hut and learn about the history of this interesting individual.  After morning tea we will investigate one of the many syphons that transported water around the Drummond North hillsides before taking making our way off track along the picturresque Salters Creek.  Another section on a 2WD road before again heading into the bush to investigate Columbine Creek, where we will break for lunch.  The last stage of the walk will take us through a glorius open gully which after the recent rain will be lush with spring growth.

This walk is suitable for fit walkers though it is not overly difficult and is relatively Bob friendly

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11
Aug
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Aug 11th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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08
Sep
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

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

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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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