WRB News & Events

Magenta Block, Chiltern : October 14

A warm and overcast day saw 13 walkers set off on a 10km figure-of-eight walk in a rarely visited area of the Chiltern National Park. Luckily, a refreshing breeze tempered what was to become our hottest day since last summer. The walk commenced at Bartley’s Block, site of the old homestead and brewery, and after…

Beechworth Bush Circuit : October 10

This six kilometre walk made a loop around the Beechworth Historic Park area, just to the north and north-west of the township. The eleven walkers in the group set off from Gorge Road, then took Robinsons Track to pick up Makakoff Road. From here we tackled the hillside that leads to the old Tannery, a…

Strathbogie Surprise : October 7

On Sunday Oct 7th, nine walkers participated in my Strathbogies Surprise. The first surprise was that everyone who was due to meet at Rotary Park by 8am was on time, despite daylight saving beginning. Would the loss of an hour’s sleep play havoc with this group? Only time would tell, with the estimated 14km hike…

McFarlanes Hill, Wodonga : September 27

We had perfect weather (25c, and a nice easterly breeze) for this 12km adventure, and having left Wangaratta at about 8.35am, we were on the trail by 9.45am. The small group took the access track from near the car parking area, and climbed up to a t-junction where we needed to swing left to pick…

Stage Three of the Warby Ranges North to South. Sunday, 23rd September

We began Stage Three of our Warby Journey at Taminick Gap Road with a climb towards the telecommunications towers. Stepping off the bitumen, and onto the dirt, we then followed the Ridge Track to the turnoff for Chick Hill, and enjoyed morning tea at this point (that is, Chick Hill). There were plenty of rocks…

Middle section of the Warby Ranges North to South. Sunday, 9th September

On this local adventure, an impressive number of people (27) took the opportunity to walk the 17kms from Ryan’s Lookout to Taminick Gap, this being the middle section of our ‘Warby Ranges : North to South’. The dry conditions seem to have prevented a massed blooming of the normally abundant wild flowers, but there were…

Magenta Block, Chiltern : October 14

A warm and overcast day saw 13 walkers set off on a 10km figure-of-eight walk in a rarely visited area of the Chiltern National Park. Luckily, a refreshing breeze tempered what was to become our hottest day since last summer. The walk commenced at Bartley’s Block, site of the old homestead and brewery, and after…

Beechworth Bush Circuit : October 10

This six kilometre walk made a loop around the Beechworth Historic Park area, just to the north and north-west of the township. The eleven walkers in the group set off from Gorge Road, then took Robinsons Track to pick up Makakoff Road. From here we tackled the hillside that leads to the old Tannery, a…

Strathbogie Surprise : October 7

On Sunday Oct 7th, nine walkers participated in my Strathbogies Surprise. The first surprise was that everyone who was due to meet at Rotary Park by 8am was on time, despite daylight saving beginning. Would the loss of an hour’s sleep play havoc with this group? Only time would tell, with the estimated 14km hike…

McFarlanes Hill, Wodonga : September 27

We had perfect weather (25c, and a nice easterly breeze) for this 12km adventure, and having left Wangaratta at about 8.35am, we were on the trail by 9.45am. The small group took the access track from near the car parking area, and climbed up to a t-junction where we needed to swing left to pick…

Stage Three of the Warby Ranges North to South. Sunday, 23rd September

We began Stage Three of our Warby Journey at Taminick Gap Road with a climb towards the telecommunications towers. Stepping off the bitumen, and onto the dirt, we then followed the Ridge Track to the turnoff for Chick Hill, and enjoyed morning tea at this point (that is, Chick Hill). There were plenty of rocks…

Middle section of the Warby Ranges North to South. Sunday, 9th September

On this local adventure, an impressive number of people (27) took the opportunity to walk the 17kms from Ryan’s Lookout to Taminick Gap, this being the middle section of our ‘Warby Ranges : North to South’. The dry conditions seem to have prevented a massed blooming of the normally abundant wild flowers, but there were…