WRB News & Events

Mount Sugarloaf : Saturday 21st January

With Leader Lesley Finedon out front, 16 walkers started this walk on Warner’s Track in the Woolshed Valley. They covered about 12kms on a warm day, with a maximum of 30 degrees. The group ambled off at 8.45am, and climbed continuously upwards; the track was quite eroded and washed out, making it very slippery in…

Brandy Creek to Young’s Hut Overnight Walk : January 7-8

What an adventure we had! On Saturday, 12 intrepid walkers left from the Brandy Creek Mine picnic area (about five kilometres from Mount Hotham) towards Omeo, and trudged down to the Cobungra River on the Brandy Creek Firetrail, then ascending up tough Paling Spur onto the Bogong High Plains. We walked across open plains and…

Mount Buffalo : December 18

A happy tribe of 14 walkers took a day out of their busy pre-Christmas schedules to find some serenity on Mount Buffalo on Sunday 18 December; ten of the group emanated out from Wangaratta and were joined by four more from Myrtleford. We were up at Lake Catani by 10:00 on a beautiful early summer…

Salisbury – Mount Warby : December 14

This was my second ever time at leading a mid-week walk for the club, and while numbers may have been small, the calibre of the walkers were amongst the highest ever encountered. The original planned walk was the Warby Ovens NP at Killawarra; however, a last-minute check of this area the day before proved a…

Winton Wetlands : December 3

After several club members withdrew due to the “unseasonable” predicted hot day, a small but enthusiastic group ambled along three of the Winton Wetlands area’s designated short walks. In rapidly warming conditions, we covered the almost three kilometres of the Green’s Hill Track, enjoying fantastic views over the now full lakes, and the accompanying massive…

Mount Glenrowan : November 6

This walk to Mount Glenrowan, via Chick Hill, replaced the scheduled Mount Samaria walk, which was unable to go ahead due to fallen trees blocking access to that area. Fifteen walkers (including two casuals on their first walk with the club) started the 11k walk at Taminick Gap Road, heading along Ridge Track to the…

Mount Sugarloaf : Saturday 21st January

With Leader Lesley Finedon out front, 16 walkers started this walk on Warner’s Track in the Woolshed Valley.

They covered about 12kms on a warm day, with a maximum of 30 degrees.

The group ambled off at 8.45am, and climbed continuously upwards; the track was quite eroded and washed out, making it very slippery in parts.

Lunch was enjoyed at the lookout of Mount Sugarloaf, enjoying stunning views over the Woolshed Valley towards Beechworth, and then on to Mount Buffalo in the distance.

Everyone enjoyed the adventure, and after making it successfully back to the cars they were welcomed once again by that amazing cup of tea, and freshly baked biscuits, provided by the incredible Pat!



Coming Events
Sunday, 5th February
In the Forest around Stanley
Marita, 0427 521 122

An easy 8.5km walk around Stanley, with an ascent and descent of only 90m. The walk meanders through the forest, mostly on gravel roads, and mostly in the shade. Should be perfect for a mid-summer walk

Wednesday, 8th February
Beechworth Waters Walk
Andy 0439 209 749

An easy amble along Silver Creek, around Lake Sambell and briefly down the Gorge before taking refreshments in the town! Approximately 7km; easy, mostly on bush tracks.

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 (to Mount Smythe) is available on Friday afternoon.
Saturday: to 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.

Brandy Creek to Young’s Hut Overnight Walk : January 7-8

What an adventure we had! On Saturday, 12 intrepid walkers left from the Brandy Creek Mine picnic area (about five kilometres from Mount Hotham) towards Omeo, and trudged down to the Cobungra River on the Brandy Creek Firetrail, then ascending up tough Paling Spur onto the Bogong High Plains. We walked across open plains and…

Mount Buffalo : December 18

A happy tribe of 14 walkers took a day out of their busy pre-Christmas schedules to find some serenity on Mount Buffalo on Sunday 18 December; ten of the group emanated out from Wangaratta and were joined by four more from Myrtleford. We were up at Lake Catani by 10:00 on a beautiful early summer…

Salisbury – Mount Warby : December 14

This was my second ever time at leading a mid-week walk for the club, and while numbers may have been small, the calibre of the walkers were amongst the highest ever encountered. The original planned walk was the Warby Ovens NP at Killawarra; however, a last-minute check of this area the day before proved a…

Winton Wetlands : December 3

After several club members withdrew due to the “unseasonable” predicted hot day, a small but enthusiastic group ambled along three of the Winton Wetlands area’s designated short walks. In rapidly warming conditions, we covered the almost three kilometres of the Green’s Hill Track, enjoying fantastic views over the now full lakes, and the accompanying massive…

Mount Glenrowan : November 6

This walk to Mount Glenrowan, via Chick Hill, replaced the scheduled Mount Samaria walk, which was unable to go ahead due to fallen trees blocking access to that area. Fifteen walkers (including two casuals on their first walk with the club) started the 11k walk at Taminick Gap Road, heading along Ridge Track to the…