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.


Coming Events

Saturday, 1st February. Beechworth Historic Park. Jeanette, 0417 546 974

An easy to medium loop walk approx 7k on bush tracks from the Powder Magazine to Ingrams Rock, Fiddes Quarry, The Precipice, The Cascades. A short steep descent off track, and a short steep ascent by The Cascades.


Thursday, 13th February. Lake Moodemere, Wahgunyah 10k. Chris, 0418 503 802

An easy walk of approx 10k from Pfeiffers Winery, around Lake Moodemere on bush tracks and dirt roads through river red gum forest areas, and return. Followed by a picnic lunch in the gardens at the winery.


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