The Reef Hills have turned blue with the best display of Chocolate Lilies I have seen for years!! Four walkers had morning tea at the picnic ground before starting down Four Mile road and crossing the ridge to walk about half a kilometre down the Reef Hills road. We crossed the creek and headed northwards to visit a mining site .
Mining site at Reef Hills
Returning to the creek, we noticed blue stains on our pants from walking through the lilies (they wash out OK). The next track runs parallel to the Reef Hills road and rises gently to the picnic ground. After lunch we drove down Double Gates road to find some Tiger Orchids. On the way out we picked up some rubbish for disposal. The only adverse items for the day were the ever-present mosquitoes!
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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