Alphington to Fairfield via Darebin Creek

 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 Properties

Activity Date Wed 13 Jul 2022 9:15 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 13 Jul 2022 12:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 5
Bookings OK until Tue 12 Jul 2022 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Eltham Railway Station
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy

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