Ovens River, Bright – Cherry and Canyon Trails, January 30

The Ovens River rises north of Mount Hotham, and from its headwaters flows past the towns of Bright, Myrtleford and Wangaratta before joining the Murray River in the backwaters of Lake Mulwala. The River has carved out a scenic gorge alongside the township of Bright, and this was the venue for this nice little adventure.

bright-canyon-jan-02 Fourteen members strode out in lovely warm conditions along the beautiful Ovens River (Burwang to the original inhabitants)

The Cherry Walk heads off to the east of the central park in Bright, and excellent information is provided along the track informing walkers of the flora and the history of the area.

The 5km track goes on both sides of the River, the waters of which looked so enticing, particularly when we stopped for a drink break on a soft green bank.

The crew then trudged west from the other main car park, and completed the other easy 5km to the west, towards Porepunkah.

Lunch was enjoyed at a a quite delightful spot in the Gorge, seated on rock slabs, and in the shade, looking over our special local stream. [Andy Kimber]

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