We will be walking to the top of Mount Killawarra in the Northern Warby Ranges on September 2nd. It is only 334m high, and we start from an elevated level, so it is not too hard. There should be quite a few wildflowers out by then. We leave the Centre car park at 10.0am.
Equipped with a good supply of waterproof clothing, we drove through intermittent showers on the way to Yarrawonga. The rain had stopped by the time we started walking on the Gorman Park circuit, but it was cold enough for gloves. It is on the Northern side of the Murray just below the weir.
Gorman Park is natural bushland, which has been preserved and augmented by replanted areas and well formed tracks. It is bordered to the North and West by billabongs and the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Courses, and to the South the Murray River.
We then drove to the Yarrawonga Yacht Club to park and had our lunch in the Chinaman's Island Rotunda. There was a heavy rain shower before we walked the well maintained circuit. It is a very interesting area, with many interpretive notice boards and re-planted native plants.
The lake has returned to its normal level, and the Cumberoona is floating again. Eight walkers had a very pleasant day.
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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