Monthly Archives: January 2019

Harrietville : Tracks and Trails

The hard working community at Harrietville has just finished production of a very professional fold-out map entitled Harrietville : Tracks and Trails. This is a full-colour, double-sided booklet that follows the format of the popular maps of other nearby venues (for example, Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain), and was designed by well known graphic artist,…

Woolshed Falls – Spring Creek Falls : January 19

This was an enjoyable eight kilometre walk in Beechworth Historic Park, passing through degraded riparian scrubland (a legacy of the Reids Creek Goldfields mining activity in the mid-late 1800s). On our way to the proposed starting point, we found that Gorge Road was closed for roadworks, so we had to reverse the original planned direction,…

Lake Benalla, January 11

On Friday 11/01, nine enthusiastic walkers headed off early in a heat beating morning walk around Lake Benalla, and its feeder streams (Broken River and Hollands Creek). The Lake is close to the commercial centre of Benalla, and some of its surrounds, have been gazetted as a wildlife sanctuary. We made a Figure 8 from…

Book Review : Best Walks of Victoria’s High Country

Local bushwalker, Craig Sheather, has produced this handy book under the Woodslane Imprint, and this full colour guide describes 40 walks in our favourite patch. The area covered in these descriptions ranges from Jamieson to Corryong, and from Dinner Plain to Corowa, all of them accompanied by sketch maps and plenty of photos. As well…

Sunday, 6th January. Mt Buffalo, Long Plain and Macs Point

The weather could be truly described as “simply perfect!” for this adventure, and the wildflowers were in abundance; snow daisies were in full flower and pink buds, the brilliant mauve trigger plants, fading, but still vibrant, old – gold bush peas, and stands of Derwent speedwell in their prime. The walk began at the Horn…

Monthly Archives: January 2019

Harrietville : Tracks and Trails

The hard working community at Harrietville has just finished production of a very professional fold-out map entitled Harrietville : Tracks and Trails. This is a full-colour, double-sided booklet that follows the format of the popular maps of other nearby venues (for example, Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain), and was designed by well known graphic artist,…

Woolshed Falls – Spring Creek Falls : January 19

This was an enjoyable eight kilometre walk in Beechworth Historic Park, passing through degraded riparian scrubland (a legacy of the Reids Creek Goldfields mining activity in the mid-late 1800s). On our way to the proposed starting point, we found that Gorge Road was closed for roadworks, so we had to reverse the original planned direction,…

Lake Benalla, January 11

On Friday 11/01, nine enthusiastic walkers headed off early in a heat beating morning walk around Lake Benalla, and its feeder streams (Broken River and Hollands Creek). The Lake is close to the commercial centre of Benalla, and some of its surrounds, have been gazetted as a wildlife sanctuary. We made a Figure 8 from…

Book Review : Best Walks of Victoria’s High Country

Local bushwalker, Craig Sheather, has produced this handy book under the Woodslane Imprint, and this full colour guide describes 40 walks in our favourite patch. The area covered in these descriptions ranges from Jamieson to Corryong, and from Dinner Plain to Corowa, all of them accompanied by sketch maps and plenty of photos. As well…

Sunday, 6th January. Mt Buffalo, Long Plain and Macs Point

The weather could be truly described as “simply perfect!” for this adventure, and the wildflowers were in abundance; snow daisies were in full flower and pink buds, the brilliant mauve trigger plants, fading, but still vibrant, old – gold bush peas, and stands of Derwent speedwell in their prime. The walk began at the Horn…