Water in Beechworth : February 12

Despite showers occurring as we drove up to Beechworth, seven keen walkers headed off for a 5-6km pleasant amble, which aimed to be always within a few metres of water.

Remarkably the rain ceased just as we parked beside Lake Sambell, and parkas were not needed!

The walk started by trudging up the Silver Creek Track for a few hundred metres to explore the newly constructed wetlands. Then the crew circled the caravan park, before clambering around the eastern shore of the lake.

We then followed Spring Creek, and Rotary Tracks, all the way to the bridge at the start of the gorge.

The return trip back to our cars involved walking mainly on the right bank of Spring Creek, through the Chinese Gardens, and the Rail Trail just to the west of Lake Sambell.

With two seasoned historians in the party, and with good signage, this walk proved to be a very interesting journey in perfect weather conditions.


Coming Events

Saturday, 20th February

Gapsted, Stanley State Forest

Marita, 0427 521 122

A loop around the Gapsted Winery; an eight kilometre walk, with an 80m ascent/descent; partly along the bike-track, and then into the bush on various types of roads, starting and finishing at the winery.

Most of the walk is in the shade of the trees along the way. We aim to finish the walk about lunchtime.

Thursday, 4th March

Ingram’s Rock, Beechworth Historic Park

Chris, 0418 503 802

A moderate loop walk of about 10k on bush tracks in the Beechworth Historic Park, visiting Ingram’s Rock, Fiddes Quarry, Precipice Lookout, and other features of the Park.

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