BUSHWALKS for 2016
Our walks are on Sundays, they are free and non-members are welcome. We meet at 9.30am outside 30 Templeton Street, Castlemaine (Continuing Ed.) and carpool to the start of the walk. Bring water, morning tea and lunch. Walks usually finish mid afternoon although the shorter March and October walks should finish by midday. Walks are cancelled on Total Fire Ban days in the area.
For more information ring Bronwyn Silver on 5475 1089 or Julie Hurley on 5472 5082.
21 August Walmer
This walk will take in some noteworthy roadsides, a recent revegetation site, a vineyard from the 1850s and several private landholdings where the bush is making a remarkable comeback. Paul will provide a detailed commentary. c. 8-10 km. Enquiries: Paul Hampton 0408 566 909.
18 September Monks, Tracks and Orchids
A 5–6 km ramble on and off track through spring orchids and wildflowers with local keen naturalists Elaine Bayes and Damien Cook. Walking from Chewton’s highest mountain, ‘The Monk’, to Doug Ralph’s favourite long term unburnt bush near Eureka Mine. Enquiries: Elaine Bayes & Damien Cook 5473 4014.
16 October Fryers Ranges
From the small carpark at the bend in Fryerstown Rd, 3km west of Taradale, this Spring walk ascends to Fryers Ridge, follows the ridge southward, and then explores the valleys on either side of Old Firetower Track. Mostly off-track, c. 9 km. Enquiries: Alex Panelli 5423 2041
Enquiries: Alex Panelli 5423 2041.
FAMILY BUSH WALKS
The first Family Bush Walk for 2016 will be in Kalimna Park on 24 April. You can find all the details in this flyer.