BRIGHT Wednesday, 10 May '17 On a near perfect autumn day, 12 happy walkers travelled to Bright. Our leader, Vaughan Cowan had chosen this location for the autumn foliage, included The Canyon & Cherry Walks ... distance 10 kms. The Canyon Walk commenced in Centenary Park on the southern bank of the Ovens River passing by amazing narrow water races carved by the hands of early miners through solid rock; interpretative signage added to this part of our history. After reaching the railway bridge (Alpine Rail Trail) we retraced our steps to the Suspension Bridge over the Ovens River to return on the northern bank. This track lead us to scenic river & town views, steps down to the river & interesting rock formations. Following lunch, upstream on the Cherry Walk (named after the Cherry family) also reflecting the past, passing by areas rehabilitated following alluvial gold mining & further documentation. Crossed the river on the footbridge to the northern bank with more photo opportunities & afternoon tea amongst the vibrant colours of the introduced deciduous trees. Many thanks to Vaughan for another memorable visit to Bright, a canvas of colour plus incorporating the history of the gold rush era.
Starting from the Spring Creek picnic ground, we will visit the Warby North lookout for great views. The walk is relatively short and not too steep, and is ideal for beginners!! We will leave the Centre car park at 10.00 am and please let me know if you will be walking on 5762 1980.