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Starting in Diamond Creek, bike track to Wattle Glen, dirt roads  and tracks back to Diamond Creek. Roads and tracks to St Helena and back to Diamond Creek,  Couple of steep hills, short and sharp approx 16 ks.  Morning tea, lunch, poles optional. 

Activity Date Wed 06 Jul 2022 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 06 Jul 2022 2:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 17
Bookings OK until Tue 05 Jul 2022 3:00 pm
Meeting Place Coventry Oval Diamond Creek
Categories WALK, Medium

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The Sugarloaf Reserve Circuit is a 16km relatively easy hike around the Sugarloaf Reservoir with two modest climbs.  The route is fairly well defined with great views and plenty of kangaroos.  We will walk in a clockwise direction, first crossing the dam wall and continue on the well-formed Ironbark Ridge Track to the Ridge Picnic Area.  We will pass Finger and Plovers Points, Sugarloaf Sailing and Boating Club, Eagle Point (the highest point in the park) Rosella Spur, Mount Graham, and Sugarloaf Hill then finish back at Saddle Dam carpark around 3.00 p.m.  Toilets are located at the carpark and along the circuit walk.  Walking poles and suitable footwear are recommended as the track can become slippery.  Please bring morning tea and lunch.  We will meet at the Saddle Dam Car Park at 9.15 a.m. for a 9.30 a.m. start.  

Activity Date Sat 09 Jul 2022 9:15 am
Finish Date/Time Sat 09 Jul 2022 3:30 pm
Capacity 10
Registered 3
Available places 7
Bookings OK until Fri 08 Jul 2022 5:00 pm
Meeting Place Sugarloaf Reserve
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Meet at Lower Park Eltham (Mel ref 21 G10)

Meeting at 8.45 am for a 9am departure 

Drive into Lower Park , turn left at the roundabout and park next to the new toilets opposite Diamond Valley miniature railway.

The walk is  mostly easy with a couple of medium undulations including a gravelly moderate descent. Approximately 15 kms

We will walk a loop in Candlebark Park  walk through Westerfolds Park to Finns Reserve Templstowe.Returning to Lower Park Eltham 

We will cross the Yarra 6 times which will give us an opportunity to see Platypus.

If the weather is wet the course can be altered so we are walking on sealded paths 

Activity Date Sun 10 Jul 2022 8:45 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 10 Jul 2022 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 8
Bookings OK until Sat 09 Jul 2022 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Eltham Lower Park (miniature railway)
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Circuit ridge walk approx 10 kms . Duration 3 hours.  Easy/medium walk with nice views of city in the distance.

Return walk through Granite Hills and Mill Park Lakes.   Some short steep sections on well formed track.  Walking sticks useful on the steep sections which can be slippery if wet.

BYO morning tea/snacks.  Parking is limited and is at the end of McCabe Drive Epping.  More parking along the street.

 

Activity Date Wed 13 Jul 2022 8:45 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 13 Jul 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 15
Available places 0
Waiting List 1
Bookings OK until Tue 12 Jul 2022 12:00 pm
Meeting Place McCabe Drive Epping
Categories WALK, Easy

 The walk Leader, Neil Smith, was exposed on 25 June to a person who tested postive to Covid on 26 June so this walk has been postoned 14 days to 13 July 2022.

After leaving Alphington Station at 09.50 we walk 10 mins into Darebin Parkland (for a toilet Stop), then follow the path down to the Darebin creek and follow it to its junction with the Yarra.  On the way, (about 10.20) we will pass the house used as the residence in Dr Blake Mysteries.  A lot of the pathway is hard and used by bikes, until we reach the Main Yarra Trail.  Moring tea will be taken (10.55) near some logs just before reaching the Chandler Highway bridge.  At 11.15 we will continue to follow the Yarra on the path closest to the river to the Fairfield Pipe Bridge, the end of which we will reach by 11.35 (it is 5 minutes from there to the Fairfield boathouse.)  Option for coffee and cake.

 From the end of the bridge we will descend back to the river and walk downstream till we hit the bat colony.  From there we will walk back into Fairfield Parklands parallel to Yarra Bend Road and walk to Fairfield station for our train home. 

 The walk is 50% bushy, but still picturesque, and soft paths will be chosen where available, which means a few small ups and downs, and takes about 3 hours.   

Neil Smith      0406 524 740                Parts of the walk have been led by Cathie Roby in the past.

 

Activity Date Wed 13 Jul 2022 9:15 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 13 Jul 2022 12:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 4
Bookings OK until Tue 12 Jul 2022 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Eltham Railway Station
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy

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Description: Circular walk

Length 14kms, some uphills & downhills, 

Meeting place : Warrandyte Carpark ( under the bridge),  Melways ref: 23 F11

What to bring eg trekking poles, morning tea, lunch, water, afternoon tea at local coffee shop ( optional)

 

Activity Date Sun 17 Jul 2022 8:45 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 17 Jul 2022 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 10
Bookings OK until Sat 16 Jul 2022 1:00 pm
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Explore the walking tracks in the southern areas of Plenty Gorge Park.  

The walk is variable with broad wide tracks usually in the first half and narrower paths particularly closer to Plenty River.  Trekking poles would be helpful in some spots.  

Meeting place: parking available on the corner Memorial Drive and River Avenue, Plenty.  Melways 10 J4

Please bring trekking poles, morning tea, lunch, water and other beverages.  

 

 

Activity Date Wed 20 Jul 2022 9:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 15
Meeting Place Memorial Drive Car Park, Plenty Melways 10J4
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Ride to Jells Park and return via Mullum Mullum and East Link Trails. 45 km

Activity Date Wed 20 Jul 2022 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 20 Jul 2022 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 2
Bookings OK until Mon 18 Jul 2022 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Mullum Mullum Reserve, Melway 34H7
Categories BIKE RIDE, Easy/Medium

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Join other members to thank Connie Carter for her contribution to the early years of our club.

Coffee, tea and delicious cakes can be purchased on arrival.

Cafe is called Expresso 3094, 44 Were St Montmorency.  

Activity Date Sat 23 Jul 2022 2:45 pm
Finish Date/Time Sat 23 Jul 2022 4:15 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 20
Available places 10
Meeting Place Expresso 3094
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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This activity explores the bridal and walking tracks in Kangaroo Ground and will extend into the Warrandyte-Kinglake Conversation Reserve.

Parking is available near the intersection of Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd and Henley Rd, Kangaroo Ground.  Mel 271 J10 

Please bring: trekking poles, morning tea, lunch, water

The walk is about 14kms


distance duration date recorded
13.3 km 05:17 08-12-2021 08:27
The yellow triangle in the Map is the starting point
altitude range lowest point highest point uphill downhill
157 m 37 m 194 m 493 m 503 m
The colours under elevation profile convey the steepness. Red is for up and Green for down. The stronger the colour the steeper the gradient. Whitish means flat.
Activity Date Wed 27 Jul 2022 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 27 Jul 2022 3:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 17
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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