WRB News & Events

Mount Porepunkah : June 25

Mount Porepunkah is just to the north of Bright, and it was overcast and chilly to start with on our way to the start, but the weather held, and there was no rain to spoil the day. There were 10 participants on the walk, with five walkers travelling from Wangaratta and Beechworth, and meeting up…

Warby Heritage Trail : June 2

The Warby Falls Heritage Trail was created several years ago, and aims to display the farming life of Ben Warby’s family, early settlers of the Wangaratta area. The Heritage Trail loops in and out of the range country behind Booths Winery, and provides an enjoyable 7.5km walk. Nine enthusiastic walkers (including three “newies”) headed off…

Dingle Block, Stanley State Forest : June 12

There were thirteen of us on this misty June day, for a 12km walk in the Stanley Forest. This was to be a medium loop walk in the Dingle Block of the Forest, starting and finishing at Old Stanley Road, walking on fire trails which lead up to, and around the back of Stanley township,…

STRATHBOGIE SURPRISE #3

On Sunday May 29th, ten of the finest Warby Range Bushwalking Club members participated in my Strathbogie State Forest Surprise #3. Would this walk live up to the previous two? Hopefully the planned walk would be no Mission Impossible and allow for an adventure somewhere between The Naked Gun Trilogy and Indiana Jones 1 -3….

Stanley Forest : May 15th

The original venues for this event were to be Flagstaff Hills for a hard walk, and Stanley Forest for a medium walk; however, due to days of rain this week, and illness striking some walkers, it was decided to only do the Stanley Forest walk. We met in Beechworth, and travelled via Lady Newton Drive…

Loggers Lane to Wenhams, and return : May 10

The starting point for today’s adventure was at the corner of Wangandery Road and Gerritts Road, and the distance to be covered was about 12 kilometres. The day provided mostly blue skies, albeit a bit cloudy at times. Having met at Rotary Park at 9am, the nine of us (including Elaine, a welcome visitor) set…

Mount Porepunkah : June 25

Mount Porepunkah is just to the north of Bright, and it was overcast and chilly to start with on our way to the start, but the weather held, and there was no rain to spoil the day.

There were 10 participants on the walk, with five walkers travelling from Wangaratta and Beechworth, and meeting up in Myrtleford with the rest of the group. Registration and briefing was completed at this point. A new walker (Jenny) was collected along One Mile Creek Road, from her driveway.

The unsealed access road to Mount Porepunkah has a good surface, and is suitable for 2-wheel drive; the road ascends steadily, but not too steeply, to the summit.

Six participants elected to start at the 3.8km point (One Mile Creek Track) and walk to the summit, with the remaining four walkers continuing up the road to the 5km point, starting at the saddle. The distance for the two walks was 9km and 12km.

It was lovely to have the company of two walkers new to the group, the small number making it easy to get to know one another.

The walkers on the shorter route took a break before taking the right turn up Tower Track taking them to the summit, arriving about 11:30am for an early lunch. Within 20 minutes they were joined by the second party, and a flock of black cockatoos that were passing by. Moments of sunshine broke through the clouds at this time, and there were glimpses of the snow on top of Mount Buffalo.

The first party began their descent soon after this, to avoid the chill of the wind, and made a steady rate back to the car.

Arrangements had been made for both partys to re-group at the Happy Valley Hotel (Eurobin) where an enjoyable afternoon tea finished a successful outing.

[Cecily]

Warby Heritage Trail : June 2

The Warby Falls Heritage Trail was created several years ago, and aims to display the farming life of Ben Warby’s family, early settlers of the Wangaratta area. The Heritage Trail loops in and out of the range country behind Booths Winery, and provides an enjoyable 7.5km walk. Nine enthusiastic walkers (including three “newies”) headed off…

Dingle Block, Stanley State Forest : June 12

There were thirteen of us on this misty June day, for a 12km walk in the Stanley Forest. This was to be a medium loop walk in the Dingle Block of the Forest, starting and finishing at Old Stanley Road, walking on fire trails which lead up to, and around the back of Stanley township,…

STRATHBOGIE SURPRISE #3

On Sunday May 29th, ten of the finest Warby Range Bushwalking Club members participated in my Strathbogie State Forest Surprise #3. Would this walk live up to the previous two? Hopefully the planned walk would be no Mission Impossible and allow for an adventure somewhere between The Naked Gun Trilogy and Indiana Jones 1 -3….

Stanley Forest : May 15th

The original venues for this event were to be Flagstaff Hills for a hard walk, and Stanley Forest for a medium walk; however, due to days of rain this week, and illness striking some walkers, it was decided to only do the Stanley Forest walk. We met in Beechworth, and travelled via Lady Newton Drive…

Loggers Lane to Wenhams, and return : May 10

The starting point for today’s adventure was at the corner of Wangandery Road and Gerritts Road, and the distance to be covered was about 12 kilometres. The day provided mostly blue skies, albeit a bit cloudy at times. Having met at Rotary Park at 9am, the nine of us (including Elaine, a welcome visitor) set…