Horseshoe Lagoon : August 8

Despite the forecast of very nasty weather, six walkers headed out in fine but cold conditions from Apex Park, towards a rarely visited wilderness part of Wangaratta, which is very close to the showgrounds, but on the other side of the Ovens River!

This short trip of only about five kilometres, was a combined Warby Range Bushwalking Club and Wangaratta Urban Landcare venture, to survey a very special piece of pristine red gum forest surrounding a large billabong, which has been a protected reserve since first settlement in this area.

We walked towards the reserve on unmade roads, and then entered the Park to explore the ancient red gums, the large untouched billabong and the Ovens riverside.

A fox ran passed us near the start, and then later we disturbed a small gathering of kangaroos who jumped straight into the Horseshoe Lagoon to escape.

The walk continued along the trackless bank of the Ovens back to the Bullawah Trail and Apex Park, where Pat’s cuppa was enjoyed just before the big rains came!!

Coming Events

Saturday, 17th August

Greta bush retreat and BBQ

Geoff, 0418 530 242

An easy to medium discovery walk on a bush block, followed by a bbq lunch at ‘The Shack’. BYO food to barbecue, cutlery, plate, etc. Gas fired barbecue provided.

Saturday, 31st August

Moonlight Track to Mt Glenrowan

Jeanette, 0417 546 974

A medium to hard walk of approx 13km, mostly on dirt road/management vehicle tracks. This walk involves a steep climb before reaching Ridge Track, then continues to Mt Glenrowan for terrific views towards the Alps, Winton Wetlands and Benalla.

We return along Ridge Track, with a side trip to Chick Hill, before reaching Taminick Gap.

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