WRB News & Events

Mt McLeod, Mt Buffalo National Park : May 1st

Two different groups headed towards Mt McLeod on this high country adventure; the day walk group had 12 attendees, with participants from as far away at Deniliquin, Yarrawonga and Corowa, and there were four of us on the overnight camp. However, both groups took the ‘shortcut’ that is close to the start of the walk,…

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…

Mt McLeod, Mt Buffalo National Park : May 1st

Two different groups headed towards Mt McLeod on this high country adventure; the day walk group had 12 attendees, with participants from as far away at Deniliquin, Yarrawonga and Corowa, and there were four of us on the overnight camp.

However, both groups took the ‘shortcut’ that is close to the start of the walk, as an alternate route in lieu of the Mt McLeod Fire Track. This shortcut was a picturesque bush track, with fern gullies, and a creek crossing mostly managed with a large step, or small leap.

Once at the campsite, the day walkers enjoyed lunch before attempting the climb to Mt McLeod (unfortunately, the views were marred by the smoke haze from burning off that weekend).

The four overnight walkers (with packs, en-route to the campsite), met up with the day-walkers as they returned from Mount McLeod, and after a quick catch-up, both groups continued on their separate ways.

At Mount McLeod, the “overnighters” set up camp, with the Taj Mahal of tents taking pride of place in the camp.

Dinner was enjoyed under the starlight, followed by a swig of ground softener prior to retreating for the night.

The stars and moon lit up the night sky, and after a hot brekky, in chilly conditions, Mt McLeod was climbed, with a rock scramble to reach the top. The 360 degree views were once again marred by the smoke haze from fuel reduction burns.

The camp was packed up, and the return trek began, following the Mt McLeod Fire Track all the way. A late lunch at Crystal Brook then ended this Grade 3 walk (Australian Walking Track Grading system (see http://warbybushwalkers.org.au/wp-content/uploads/AWTGS-1.pdf).

Coming Events

Sunday, 16th May. Mt Glenrowan, via Casuarina and Moonlight Tracks, Warby Ovens NP. Chris, 0418 503 802

A medium to hard walk starting along Ridge Track, followed by Casuarina and Moonlight Tracks, before returning to Ridge Track, prior to reaching Mt Glenrowan. Walking on bush tracks, with some steep sections, and a short off-track section. Excellent views along the way, and from Mt Glenrowan.

Saturday, 29th May. Whitebox Walking Track, Chiltern. Chris, 0418 503 802

An easy loop walk of approx 9k on bush tracks in the Box Iron Bark forest of Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park. The park is known for its mining heritage, and is popular for birdwatching.

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…