If it is not too wet we will visit Rocky Ned Falls in the Strathbogies. It is some time since we have been there, and it is a pleasant walk. We will leave Benalla at 10.00 am.It helps transport arrangements if you can ring Vaughan Cowan at 5762 1980 beforehand.
Easy Walk Wed June 7
The weather made a mockery of the onset of winter, with sunny skies and no wind for the eight walkers. We parked the cars in the Spring Creek picnic grounds, off Adam’s road in the Northern Warby Ranges, and had morning tea before walking up Tower road and Cox road to the Warby Tower Lookout. The lookout tower was erected in 1955, and the fire lookout tower was 12 metres above ground level. The Tower was decommissioned in 1991, and dismantled in 2002. The lower half of the legs were left standing. The view from here was due north and very flat except for a hill to the north east, which I later found was Goombargana Hill a bit north of Brocklesby in NSW – quite a long distance!!!
We had lunch before visiting the nearby Survey Cairn. This is a 3 metre high stone cairn, very well constructed. It was erected in November 1941 by the 3rd Field Survey Corp, Royal Engineers to provide more accurate maps in the event of an invasion.
We also had good views of snow capped mountains to the South East, before making our way back to the picnic ground. The distance walked was about 5.0 km and quite easy.
Easy Walks are aimed at maintaining fitness by introducing people to bushwalking and giving previous bushwalkers the opportunity to continue bushwalking on shorter, easier and well defined tracks. Walks will
be approximately 5 - 7 kms without a lot of climbing, usually within an hour’s drive of Benalla. Participants will require sturdy shoes & be able to carry a backpack containing snack, lunch, adequate water, water-proof jacket, and personal items. Members are asked to notify walk leaders of
attendance at least 3 days prior to the walk to enable carpooling,travel costs, and other arrangements.
1st Wednesday - 9:00/10:00 start - All Day - from March
Easy Walks are held on the first Wednesday of the month recommenc-ing in March 2021 and leave from the carpark behind the Seniors Complex (U3A), Fawckner Drive, Benalla. Meeting times are usually around 9-10am depending on the season and weather conditions or as deter-mined by the walk leader. Check the monthly U3A Newsletter and confirm any details with the walk leader.
Convenors and contact details
Julie McNeill 0407 832 031 and Glen Chessells 0437 201 077
Thank you so much to retiring group leaders Wendy Sturgess and Margaret Walshe for convening Easy Walks for the past two years!
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