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!
Easywalks is a group for those who have enjoyed bushwalking in the past and for anyone interested in exploring the amazing tracks, trails and lookouts within about an hour's drive of Benalla.
Meeting monthly, the day will include a walk of about 8km, a picnic or cafe lunch and very often include sites of historical or botanical interest.
Participants should be able to walk at a reasonable pace on well defined tracks, without a lot of climbing. Sturdy shoes
are essential! You will also need to carry a small daypack with lunch, drinks etc as needed.
1st Wednesday of the month from March.
Meeting times are usually at 9.30am, with the convenor notified of attendance three days prior.
We leave from the carpark behind the Seniors Complex (U3A), Fawckner Drive, Benalla. Car sharing is usually available with a small cost.
Please note - Meeting times depend on the season and weather conditions or as determined by the walk leader. Check the U3A Newsletter and confirm any details with the walk leader.
Convenor and contact details
0407 823 031
Thank you Glen Chessells for co-convening Easy Walks for the past two years!
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