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Mount Meg : October 18

The intended walk for Saturday 17th October was held over to the next day, due to wet weather, and so, on Sunday the 18th, twenty walkers, ten in each pod, were booked into the walk at Mount Meg Conservation Park, near Thoona, in brilliantly cool, but sunny weather. Mount Meg has no tracks other than…

Magpie Creek Historic Area : October 4

Magpie Creek Historic Area adjoins Wooragee, a formal gold mining town, and is located about eight kilometres north-east of Beechworth, with many interesting relics from those boom years. The Beechworth-Yackandandah railway line was opened in 1861 (closed in 1954) and this walk covered several aspects of this history; that is gold, and the railway. A…

Warby Ovens NP Killawarra Walk : September 24

The first mid-week walk since COVID restrictions began to ease for regional Victoria, the second time round, was enough to encourage fourteen walkers to stretch their legs. A cloudy day, with a forecast temperature of 12 degrees, with no rain on the radar, would make the planned 12.5km walk agreeable. The destination was a short…

Reform Hill and Mosaic Trail, Myrtleford : September 20

Eight of us, and two furry friends, Ted and Toby, met at Jones Reserve Myrtleford to begin our walks on Reform Hill. Rain held us up for a while, but we made use of a local cafe for coffee, hot chocolates and other drinks til it was over. We set off on the Reform Hill…

Bushwalking Update : September 17

After consultation with our Walks Coordinators, we can confirm that we will be resuming the planned Walks Program (two remaining walks scheduled), with a slight modification of distance for Reform Hill (6km, not 3km). To accommodate the restriction of maximum 10 people meeting for outdoor activities we will cater for two groups of 10 for…

New Walking Guide

The Rural City of Wangaratta has just released a new publication covering a series of walks within the Rural City, and this is now available for pick-up from the Council Offices, and the Visitor Information Centre (when it’s open). The guide covers many areas of interest, ranging from Eldorado to the Warby Ranges, to the…

Author Archives: webmaster

Mount Meg : October 18

The intended walk for Saturday 17th October was held over to the next day, due to wet weather, and so, on Sunday the 18th, twenty walkers, ten in each pod, were booked into the walk at Mount Meg Conservation Park, near Thoona, in brilliantly cool, but sunny weather. Mount Meg has no tracks other than…

Magpie Creek Historic Area : October 4

Magpie Creek Historic Area adjoins Wooragee, a formal gold mining town, and is located about eight kilometres north-east of Beechworth, with many interesting relics from those boom years. The Beechworth-Yackandandah railway line was opened in 1861 (closed in 1954) and this walk covered several aspects of this history; that is gold, and the railway. A…

Warby Ovens NP Killawarra Walk : September 24

The first mid-week walk since COVID restrictions began to ease for regional Victoria, the second time round, was enough to encourage fourteen walkers to stretch their legs. A cloudy day, with a forecast temperature of 12 degrees, with no rain on the radar, would make the planned 12.5km walk agreeable. The destination was a short…

Reform Hill and Mosaic Trail, Myrtleford : September 20

Eight of us, and two furry friends, Ted and Toby, met at Jones Reserve Myrtleford to begin our walks on Reform Hill. Rain held us up for a while, but we made use of a local cafe for coffee, hot chocolates and other drinks til it was over. We set off on the Reform Hill…

Bushwalking Update : September 17

After consultation with our Walks Coordinators, we can confirm that we will be resuming the planned Walks Program (two remaining walks scheduled), with a slight modification of distance for Reform Hill (6km, not 3km). To accommodate the restriction of maximum 10 people meeting for outdoor activities we will cater for two groups of 10 for…

New Walking Guide

The Rural City of Wangaratta has just released a new publication covering a series of walks within the Rural City, and this is now available for pick-up from the Council Offices, and the Visitor Information Centre (when it’s open). The guide covers many areas of interest, ranging from Eldorado to the Warby Ranges, to the…