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Week Away : April 2021

This year’s Week Away (postponed from 2020, due to covid-19) ran from April 17 to 21, and was attended by 34 club members. The group really enjoyed themselves on the Mornington Peninsula, and were based at Iluka Retreat, near Shoreham. A variety of easy, medium and hard walks were offered daily, under the leadership of…

Nine Mile Historic Area : April 11

Ten hardy souls, and Bertie (the pooch), braced the cold at Stanley for the Nine Mile Historic Area walk of approximately 15km; it was time for thermals, beanies and gloves. The walk started with a steep descent down to the Wallaby Mine glory hole, restored battery stamp, and mine shafts. We then left this area…

AGM : 29th March, 2021

Our AGM for this year was held at the Wangaratta Club, and our President, Cecily Fletcher, opened the meeting and welcomed attendees. Cecily then acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and paid respects to their Elders both past and present. Apologies : Peter and Kate Murray, Helen Van Reit, Anne…

Weekend of walks, Bright : March 12-14

The weekend of March 12th to 14th enabled walkers to participate in a weekend at Bright, staying at Camp Crusty. The planned walks involved the serene Wandiligong Walk, the suitably titled Canyon Walk, the questionably named Cherry Walk, and the moderate ascent to Apex Lookout. The following account of the weekend may include alternative facts….

Ingrams Rock, Beechworth : March 4

There were twelve walkers on this nice 9.4km adventure, and we had a brilliant sunny day, with the max temp being about 22C. Setting off from the Powder Magazine, we stepped it out to one of several lookout points, where we had morning tea. Continuing on, we walked up to Ingrams Rock where we spent…

Gapsted Loop : February 20

Today’s walk was an 8km loop through Stanley State Forest, near Gapsted Winery. There were 20 of us, with three newcomers, and two dogs (Tobey and Ted) as we set off at 9am on the initial section of the walk, along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. We then headed off to the right, taking…

Author Archives: webmaster

Week Away : April 2021

This year’s Week Away (postponed from 2020, due to covid-19) ran from April 17 to 21, and was attended by 34 club members. The group really enjoyed themselves on the Mornington Peninsula, and were based at Iluka Retreat, near Shoreham. A variety of easy, medium and hard walks were offered daily, under the leadership of…

Nine Mile Historic Area : April 11

Ten hardy souls, and Bertie (the pooch), braced the cold at Stanley for the Nine Mile Historic Area walk of approximately 15km; it was time for thermals, beanies and gloves. The walk started with a steep descent down to the Wallaby Mine glory hole, restored battery stamp, and mine shafts. We then left this area…

AGM : 29th March, 2021

Our AGM for this year was held at the Wangaratta Club, and our President, Cecily Fletcher, opened the meeting and welcomed attendees. Cecily then acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and paid respects to their Elders both past and present. Apologies : Peter and Kate Murray, Helen Van Reit, Anne…

Weekend of walks, Bright : March 12-14

The weekend of March 12th to 14th enabled walkers to participate in a weekend at Bright, staying at Camp Crusty. The planned walks involved the serene Wandiligong Walk, the suitably titled Canyon Walk, the questionably named Cherry Walk, and the moderate ascent to Apex Lookout. The following account of the weekend may include alternative facts….

Ingrams Rock, Beechworth : March 4

There were twelve walkers on this nice 9.4km adventure, and we had a brilliant sunny day, with the max temp being about 22C. Setting off from the Powder Magazine, we stepped it out to one of several lookout points, where we had morning tea. Continuing on, we walked up to Ingrams Rock where we spent…

Gapsted Loop : February 20

Today’s walk was an 8km loop through Stanley State Forest, near Gapsted Winery. There were 20 of us, with three newcomers, and two dogs (Tobey and Ted) as we set off at 9am on the initial section of the walk, along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. We then headed off to the right, taking…