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 Rowers Park (opposite the now defunct Ball Park Caravan Park) and got ourselves ready for an 11km ‘there-and-back’ walk.

Having crossed the historic Foord Bridge, we curved around to the left bank of the Murray, and after a short while, enjoyed a nice morning tea.

We then continued on to the Federation Bridge, and from there to the Grantham Bend Reserve. This is a popular camping area in the warmer months, and there were a few early birds already there, staking out their claim for the holiday period.

Lunch was enjoyed on a grassy bluff with plenty of shade, and great views of the Mighty Murray.

From here, we had planned to continue from Grantham Bend, up the slope, to St Leonards Winery, but ran out of time to do this, and made our way back to Wahgunyah, and then Corowa.

Afternoon tea in the shade of a peppercorn tree finished off the day, and we were back in Wangaratta at 3pm.

There were 14 participants for the walk, 11 club members, and three guests – two from Albury, and one from Wangaratta.

For the technical people, my GPS recorded 16700 steps, 11.3km covered, and 830 calories burnt.

Many Thanks to the crew for making this a very enjoyable, and friendly, day out; particular thanks to Anne and Rae for collecting all of that litter left by careless campers.


Coming Events

Sunday 8th December. Mt Porepunkah from One Mile Creek Road. Marita 0427 521 122

Options of easy, medium and hard return walks from One Mile Creek Road, Porepunkah with a steady ascent to Mt Porepunkah along a single lane bush road lightly shaded by trees. Views of Mt Buffalo along the way, 360 degree views from the summit of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

More Detail:

The longest walk is 17 km, this is classed as a hard walk, which is due to the climb involved, rather than the distance.

Then there is a medium walk of 12 km, this is classed as a medium walk, again because of the climb.

There is also a shorter walk of 9km, but due to the climb this is also classed as a medium walk.

The climb involved in all the walks is steady, there are no steep sections, and the road surface is good quality.

Friday 13th December. Christmas party at the Bowmans Murmungee Memorial Hall, Bowmans Road.

BYO BBQ, contact Jeanette, 0417 546 974 to book in; bring either a salad or sweet to share.

Saturday 21st December for a day walk OR Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December for an overnight camp. The Razorback and Mt Feathertop. Jeanette, 0417 546 974

A hard walk of approx. 22k from near the Diamantina Hut on a bush track along the ridge of The Razorback to Mt Feathertop with a stop at Federation Hut then return.

Option of a day walk on Saturday or bring the backpack for an overnight camp from Saturday to Sunday at Federation Hut.

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