McFarlanes Hill – Wodonga, December 13

McFarlanes Hill, on the western edge of the Wodonga urban area was the chosen venue for this Christmas-time Walk. The day started off warm, but didn’t get overly warm, due to large banks of high level cloud.mcfarlanes-hill-dec-2015-04

So, with a gentle breeze to keep us refreshed, the ten of us left Fell Timber Creek Road in high spirits.

The group took the access track from near the car parking area, and climbed up to a t-junction, where we needed to swing left to pick up the ridgeline walking track.

We had morning tea at about the 2km mark, with some nice views to the left of the track, over-looking the valley of Fell Timber Creek.

We then followed the walking track through to a stile (one of several on this route) that leads immediately onto a roadway.

Turning right here, we followed the roadway for a few hundred metres to a rotary gateway. Passing through this gate, we began a relentless climb to the summit of “One Tree Hill”.

Lunch was enjoyed the rotunda at the top of the Hill, with great views of the High Country, and the Albury-Wodonga urban area.

From here we skirted around, and down, to the east, passing through a rotary gate, and then followed a line of timber back the roadway referred to above.

mcfarlanes-hill-dec-2015-12 Turning left at the roadway, we now made a short climb back to the stile, also referred to above, recrossed the stile, and made our way back along a portion of our outgoing route, turning right just over a creek, to pick up the return route, which clings to the southern (shaded) side of the ridgeline.

After our customary afternoon tea, we were back in Wangaratta about 3pm, having enjoyed an excellent walk with excellent company.

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