Category Archives: Walks

Impressive regeneration along Campbells Creek

Ian Higgins led 18 people on a terrific walk along Campbells Creek last Sunday on the fourth FOBIF excursion for the year. The group joined the walking and cycling track at the back of Tonks in Lewis Drive, followed the … Continue reading

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Geological tour of Castlemaine

On our second FOBIF walk for the year on Easter Sunday local geologist, Clive Willman, led a group of 16 through Castlemaine streets and up to the Burke and Wills monument. Along the way he discussed the type and source of rocks … Continue reading

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Small group of walkers braved the heat

Despite the unseasonably warm weather a small but select group of nine kicked off the 2017 walks season by visiting Mt Alexander. Starting from Coopers Lane we climbed to Roxanne Pass, then off track we contoured above Laytons Quarry and up … Continue reading

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Have a good Christmas

The FOBIF committee wishes all members and supporters a happy Christmas and a great summer. This will be the last post on this site for a few weeks, barring unforeseen matters needing comment. Members will receive a letter in the … Continue reading

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Bells Swamp excursion this Saturday

The end of the year FOBIF excursion to Bells Swamp is this Saturday (17 December). Wetland experts, Damien Cook and Elaine Bayes, will be leading the group. You can find out more here. We will be meeting at 9.30 at Continuing Ed … Continue reading

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Last FOBIF walk for the year

Last Sunday (October 16) Alex Panelli led the last FOBIF walk for 2016 in the Fryers Ranges. Alex has led several walks in the area and this time we explored some of the valleys descending from Fryers Ridge and Old … Continue reading

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End of the year FOBIF excusion to Bells Swamp

Bells Swamp is well known for its beautiful old Red gums, waterbirds and wetland plants. The area in flood again after our higher than average rainfall over the last few months. FOBIF is planning a one-off excursion to the swamp on Saturday  17 December … Continue reading

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Brilliant walk despite the weather

Our September FOBIF walk was led by local environmentalists, Elaine Bayes and Damien Cook, in the Chewton area off Dingo Park Road. Although the weather didn’t look promising, the rain held off and walkers enjoyed slowly wending their way through masses of Early Nancies … Continue reading

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Undeterred by a bit of mist

A small group braved low temperatures, threatening cloud and persistent drizzle on Sunday for FOBIF’s August walk in Walmer. The weather looked worse than it really was, however, and the walk proved a pleasant stroll through mist barely strong enough … Continue reading

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Beautiful walk on a beautiful day

Sunday’s FOBIF walk started from The Monk car park and was led by Barb Guerin and Lionel Jenkins.  The weather was perfect, sunny and warm.  Nineteen people came on the walk .  We saw and heard about many of the historic … Continue reading

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