Loggers Lane – Wenhams Loop : September 25

This was an event that was originally envisaged as part of the visit to the Warby Ranges by the Boroondara Bushwalkers from Melbourne.

As with many other events, this one was cancelled because of restrictions imposed by covid-19.

However, it was decided to still offer a weekend of walks in the Ranges.

Today’s walk involved walking from the corner of Wangandery Road and Gerritts Road to Wenhams Camp (for lunch) and then return via a different route.

We formed two pods for this walk, with the second (slower) group observing and photographing all of the wildflowers, and grass-trees, that we came across.

This second pod caught up at track junctions briefly, and finally at Wenham’s camp, where we incidentally met up with the Border Bushwalking Club going in the opposite direction.

Setting off at about 9.30, we had morning tea at the junction of Loggers Lane and Stypandra Track, and then continued towards Taylors Track.

On the way we enjoyed nice views of the Ovens River Flood Plain, seeing a wedge-tailed eagle high above us, and many colonies of grass-trees.

At morning tea we were visited by two wombats (one large, one small), both of whom scarpered away when they heard all of our chatter.

Moving on, we turned north at an un-named single-file track that provides a very scenic loop around to Taylors Track.

In this section we enjoyed some nice rocky scenery, the beautiful blooms of the spur-winged wattle, and some more views (including Wangaratta, and the distant high country).

We then made a gradual descent to Wenhams Camp, where lunch was enjoyed sat at the picnic tables.

The Camp was quite busy (with campers) and obviously people were taking advantage of the Grand Final long weekend.

After a leisurely lunch, we started the journey back to the start, taking a myriad number of single-file tracks to the north.

These tracks took us through some amazing stands of spur-wing wattles, and grass-trees, and eventually back to our vehicles.

This completed a five hour journey for the 17 of us (in two pods) and our great day was completed by the traditional hot drink and biscuits, albeit socially-distanced from each other.

Many Thanks to Yve (for leading the second pod), Michael (for organising the GPS route map – see link below), and Pat for an excellent afternoon tea.


GPS Route

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