Sunday, February 5 – in the forest around Stanley

This walk last Sunday was in and around Stanley township.

Seventeen club members gathered at the recreation reserve, where the temperature was only 10° when we started our adventure at 9am!

The walk took us through the township, then into the bush on narrow old roads, and we found the perfect spot to have our morning coffee, or tea break, sitting on logs.

The route continued through farmland and back into the bush, and then a wetland section, which led to the interesting Barge Dam, which we took time to admire.

From there we walked along the edge of a small creek with lovely vegetation made up of ferns. Very soon, after about three hours, we were back at our starting point, where we enjoyed our picnic lunch in the shade.

We had had a lovely walk with lots of stops looking at interesting things such as; the big cork tree, an unusual bush that we were wondering what it could be; a little kingfisher sitting on a wire, and the dam were some of the many things we enjoyed.

The weather gave us perfect conditions, and the smell of the forest was unusual for this time of the year. Last but not least, we all enjoyed each other’s company very much, and are looking forward to our next walk.

Coming Events

Friday, 17th to Sunday, 19th February, Mount St Bernard Lodge

Adrian, 03 5721 5327, and leave a message; book in by Friday 10th February to ensure a place.

A weekend in the High Country at Mount St Bernard Lodge. For the early arrivals a short walk is available on Friday afternoon.

Saturday: a walk along the Cobungra Ditch, with an about 12km one way walk (10.4km of level walking following a stone wall aqueduct) or an 18km loop option.

Sunday: either a 10km walk to The Twins or Mount Tabletop.

Shared meal Saturday night $TBA. Contact Adrian for a fact sheet with further information re walks, accommodation and what to bring etc. Accommodation is $56pp for two nights.

Sunday, 5th March. Wahgunyah River Trail

John, 0417 391 044

An easy to medium loop walk of about 13km walking along bush and walking tracks in the shade of Australia’s favourite tree, the River Red Gum. This walk takes in the Willows Trail, the Tommy McRae Track, and Grantham’s Bend alongside the mighty Murray River.

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