Doug Ralph led the last FOBIF walk for the year on 16 October. The walk began at the Garfield Water Wheel and followed the water race to Quartz Hill along Sailers Gully. This water race supplied the Water Wheel. Along the way Doug explained the mining and early settlement history of the area.
The walks have been very successful this year with over 50 people attending both the March walk along the Loddon and the May walk to Muckleford Gorge. The average attendance for other walks was about 25. We are in the process of planning the 2012 program and are keen to hear from anyone who might like to lead a walk. Contact Bronwyn Silver on 5475 1089 or Julie Hurley on 5472 5082 if you are interested. The new walks’ program will be posted on this website in February next year with the first walk taking place on 18 March 2012.