Killawarra Forest. April 2

Ten walkers headed off to explore the Killawarra Forest, in the northern part of the Ovens – Warby National Park (Killawarra is koori for “scrub” in NSW, but does not seem to have a local definition).

The day was perfect for walking, and the group, led by Kate Murray who lives close by, followed 4wd and bush tracks in a broad loop covering 11kms.

Although no wallabies nor kangaroos were seen, there was plenty of evidence of their presence.

Some parts of the track had been mired last winter by deer, but their numbers in the Park are difficult to gauge. Despite some recent rain, the forest of mainly box and ironbark looked fairly dry.

We had a morning tea break at the Forest Camp site, well set up for overnight stays, and where ‘alien’ camps were established in both World Wars to work the local timber.

Also – according to Peter Murray’s research – Ned Kelly worked here in Kristopherson’s Mill.

We had a look at the interpretive board, with its map and photos, and then returned to our start.

Pat’s usual box of goodies appeared, and the cuppa, and those freshly biscuits were enjoyed in the sunshine on the Murrays’ decking, before members headed back in to town.

Coming Events

Saturday, 8th April. Mount Bogong.

Trevor, 5721 6215

A hard walk of approximately 18km to Mount Bogong, then onto Cleve Cole Hut and return. Great views!

Monday, 17th April. Easter Monday. Lake Benalla and Winton Wetlands.

Jeanette, 0417 546 974

Two short easy walks on one day! A level walk of about 4.5km around Lake Benalla, with coffee at the Art Gallery to follow.

Then it’s onto the Winton Wetlands for another short walk.

Talbingo Week Away. Saturday, 22nd April to Saturday, 29th April.

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