WRB News & Events

Stanley State Forest area : January 18

There were 15 of us on this walk on Saturday, 18 January. The plan had been to do a walk on the Mount Buffalo plateau (Mount McLeod), but due to the fires the national park was closed, so rather than cancel the walk altogether a different venue was organised. We met in Wangaratta at 7.30,…

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The past few weeks have not been the best for bushwalking, and we look forward to friendlier weather conditions as autumn approaches. The Mount Feathertop walk in December was cancelled over concerns about safety, given that there were a number of spot fires in the high country at the time. As well, the poor visibility…

Mt Porepunkah – from One Mile Creek : Sunday, December 8

As the temperature was expected to be 32C we had an early start for this walk; the group left Wangaratta at 7.30am, and then Myrtleford at 8.15am, and we were walking by 9am. There were three options of walks, the longest 17km return, medium 12km return, and the shortest was 9km return.  Each group travelled…

Corowa to St Leonards : December 5th

The days preceding this walk were a bit wintry, but the 5th of December proved to be the perfect day to get out and enjoy a stroll alongside the Murray River. We had a beautiful sunny day, with a strong breeze, and temperatures in the mid 20s. Having made it to Corowa, we parked in…

Melbourne Cup Caper : Kaluna Island

Twenty starters formed at the Merriwa Park starting gates for this year’s event. Track dry and fast. Weather warm. There were two late scratchings, both bolters, so there would be no pace on early. Onto Kaluna Island, and the field was already strung out; all gathered to admire the huge red gums that dominated this…

Gapsted Winery : November 24

On a sunny and warm Sunday on November 24th twenty-seven Warby Range Bushwalkers joined for the walk commencing and finishing at Gapsted Winery. It was not surprising to have such a decent turnout, as the walkers have established themselves as connoisseurs of all things white and red, particularly when in liquid form. Today’s walk had…

Stanley State Forest area : January 18

There were 15 of us on this walk on Saturday, 18 January. The plan had been to do a walk on the Mount Buffalo plateau (Mount McLeod), but due to the fires the national park was closed, so rather than cancel the walk altogether a different venue was organised.

We met in Wangaratta at 7.30, and in Beechworth at 8am. From there we drove together through to Yackandandah, and out along Bells Flat Road.

The walk started and finished at the reservoir on Yack Gate Road, and we set off at about 9am.

The walk was an 8.7km loop, on the west side of Yack Gate Road, along gravel bush roads and tracks, wide enough for cars (we met two)

Some sections were on the steep side, an ascent and descent of about 250m, manageable, but definitely a work-out.

The route meandered through native forest, with views of the hills in the distance, and a couple of bridges over little creeks; we had our morning tea at one of them, which was very pleasant.

There was plenty of birdlife, and the bush looked fresh and green.

By 11.30 we were back where we had started, after 2.5 hours on the trail.

To end the walk we drove to a park in Yackandandah where we enjoyed our picnic lunch, and chatting of course.

[Marita]

Hot News . . .

The past few weeks have not been the best for bushwalking, and we look forward to friendlier weather conditions as autumn approaches. The Mount Feathertop walk in December was cancelled over concerns about safety, given that there were a number of spot fires in the high country at the time. As well, the poor visibility…

Mt Porepunkah – from One Mile Creek : Sunday, December 8

As the temperature was expected to be 32C we had an early start for this walk; the group left Wangaratta at 7.30am, and then Myrtleford at 8.15am, and we were walking by 9am. There were three options of walks, the longest 17km return, medium 12km return, and the shortest was 9km return.  Each group travelled…

Corowa to St Leonards : December 5th

The days preceding this walk were a bit wintry, but the 5th of December proved to be the perfect day to get out and enjoy a stroll alongside the Murray River. We had a beautiful sunny day, with a strong breeze, and temperatures in the mid 20s. Having made it to Corowa, we parked in…

Melbourne Cup Caper : Kaluna Island

Twenty starters formed at the Merriwa Park starting gates for this year’s event. Track dry and fast. Weather warm. There were two late scratchings, both bolters, so there would be no pace on early. Onto Kaluna Island, and the field was already strung out; all gathered to admire the huge red gums that dominated this…

Gapsted Winery : November 24

On a sunny and warm Sunday on November 24th twenty-seven Warby Range Bushwalkers joined for the walk commencing and finishing at Gapsted Winery. It was not surprising to have such a decent turnout, as the walkers have established themselves as connoisseurs of all things white and red, particularly when in liquid form. Today’s walk had…