Warby Heritage Loop, October 25

The Warby Heritage Loop passes through bushland on the northern side of the Warby Range, and has recently been sign-posted so as to help explain some of the features found on the walk.

On this occasion, a small group headed off in a pleasant early morning breeze from Booth’s Winery through Spring growth. We made our way up the creek valley, stopping to read the informative signs pointing out the old sawmill, sheep wash, wool scour and the several dry stone dam walls.

There was some water coming over the falls and cascades, and in pools following good rain during the week. We enjoyed wonderful views back over the valley and Winton Wetland. Lots of paper daisies other small wild flowers, also trees in flower, so that bird song accompanied us.

A couple of wallabies were startled from their rest in the shade and we came across a red bellied black snake and later a brown snake on the track, both took little notice of us.

We also came across a friendly group from Benalla Walking Club. They were easily convinced to return down to Booth’s, who welcomed with us to enjoy lunch, and a few drinks under the trees.

A congenial and noisy hour or so was enjoyed by our now large group in the warm middle of the day.

We were glad to now be able to drive home as we farewelled the Benalla group, who needed to reluctantly trudge up the hill to their cars. All decided this was the way to tackle the walk!!

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