On Sunday 26th May, on a beautiful autumn day, 11 walkers set off on the first of two loop walks both starting from the Bright township.

The Cherry walk is a five kilometre loop walk following the Ovens River upstream, crossing to bridges and turning back at the second. The walk is named after the Cherry family who farmed in the area in the late 1800s.

After this walk, we had lunch in the park, and then set off on the Canyon Walk, also a five kilometre loop walk, this time following the Ovens River downstream to a bridge, and then turning back.

There is plenty of goldmining evidence on this walk, such as the numerous tail races that can be seen dug through the rock.

Back to the Park for afternoon tea and an announcement; long time club member and afternoon tea coordinator, Pat, has sadly decided to hang up her boots and poles. She will be greatly missed. All the best Pat, and thank you for introducing me to the Warby Walkers.

Pat has been a member of our club for 22 years having joined in 2002.

During her membership she has been a member of our committee, led walks, and more recently she has been our ‘Keeper of the Urns’ organising the Afternoon Tea that has been enjoyed following our walks for more than a decade. [Erin]

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