Based on Tiger Hill road Tatong, Irene and Rob Erskine and Meg the Jack Russell, led us along O’Dea’s Road in Sam’s Creek valley. This is a beautiful area with wooded hills each side, a good road, with limited traffic and Sam’s Creek and tributaries meandering through. We had 11 walkers, all keen to get out in the open with no rain. On the way out we surveyed the cataracts above, and the main falls from the top, then walked on to meet John Knapper and Molly the Black Labrador who escorted us upstream to the base of the falls where we had lunch.
The falls are spectacular, especially as the Creek is not very large. We could have sat there longer enjoying the sun, but John had two more falls near his home to show us. These were smaller but no less attractive. Some of the group then walked back to the cars on the road, while the rest climbed up the side of two falls to follow the stream back to the road. A beautiful area. We had afternoon tea in the Erskine dining room overlooking the valley. Thank you Irene, Rob and John for a wonderful day.
We will be exploring a loop walk in the Stanley Forest, starting from the Buckland Gap. It was on the list for last year, but the weather intervened. Hopefully we will make it this year. All on roads or good tracks, but it might be slippery if wet. There should be wildflowers at this time of year.
We will leave the Centre car park at 8.45 am. Please ring 5762 1980 beforehand.