Saturday, 4th November: Everton to Horseshoe Gap loop

Nine walkers began this walk on the rail trail at Pender Road, and then left the trail at Heywood Lane, where we climbed steadily up a gentle hill.

We then crossed the walking track which leads to Cemetery Lane, enjoying the wonderful views over towards the mountains.

The return journey was via Cemetery Lane, and the rail trail, back to Everton.

The walk was about 11km long, and a very pleasant medium level walk.

The rail trail follows the route of the Bright railway line, which was a branch from the previously constructed Yackandandah line to Beechworth, with the Bright line branching at Everton.

The line opened as far as Myrtleford in December 1883, being extended to Bright by October 1890. The line closed in on 30th November 1983 between Bright and Myrtleford, and back to Bowser and the North-east line on 13 April 1987.

Coming events

Friday 1st, to Sunday 3rd December

High Country Historic Walking Tour, Anglers Rest, Omeo Highway

Adele, 0456 412 192

Staying at Anglers Rest, either camping, caravanning, or hoteling it at the Blue Duck Inn.

Friday, travel to Anglers Rest camping area. For those that don’t camp, book a room at the Blue Duck Inn.

If enough people arrive before mid-afternoon there is an opportunity to explore, either walking, or fishing, the Cobungra River.

Saturday, walking along part of the Australian Alpine Walking Track to Tallangatta ski club hut, Mount Wills and Mount Wills South. A hard walk of approx 11km, rising from approx 1260m to approx 1740m at Mount Wills, descending back to the road.

Subject to time available, short walks to Yellow Girl Mine and Maude Mine, along with a visit to Glen Wills Cemetery, and cascades along Wallaby Creek before returning to camp.

Sunday an 8km, three hour easy to medium circuit walk links together a number of walking tracks surrounding the township of Mitta Mitta.

Explore the historic pioneer mine, before following a scenic river section. Traverse a deep gully with its temperate rainforest, and finally loop back to town via the Upper Pioneer Trail.

Finally, if you want to sample one last pub meal before leaving town, the opportunity exists to lunch at the Mitta Mitta Laurel Hotel.

Tuesday, 12th December

Beechworth Walk

Lesley, 0439 776 687

Join Lesley and Gerri on an easy walk in Beechworth, in memory of a much-loved member of our club, June Brown

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