Recent walks

Mt Macedon 6 November

Great day on the forested slopes of Mount Macedon. Despite recent rain, conditions were near perfect. None of us lost our footing. Thanks to Paul for getting us to the top and back in one piece.

Boar Gully 16 October

After all the rain, we managed to enjoy good weather, lovely wildflowers, and a great bunch of people. Photos by Ken.

Whisky Creek 18 September

We were lucky to get this walk done without getting wet. The last piece of the Lerderderg Track jigsaw puzzle. This walk provided a good workout and a ‘will we or won’t we’ creek crossing. Excellent!

La Franchi Hut 14 August

This was a new walk for us. A cold, sometimes rainy, day but no wind! We walked through this interesting and varied area near Daylesford. And came across La Franchi Hut and the only-just-standing Stevensons Hut.

Creswick Forest 31 July

On a very cold day, we enjoyed the variety of this 14.5 km walk near Creswick. It included forest, the koala park (all the koalas escaped long ago) and the wonderful La Gerche plantation.

Lerderderg Track 17 July

Lovely 12 km walk from Mt Blackwood to Swans Rd, near Bacchus Marsh. This is one of the easier legs of the Lerderderg Track, with forest sections and some fine panoramic views. And we managed to stay dry!

Lal Lal 26 June

It was cold and wet in Lal Lal. We started at the fascinating Blast Furnace then had a bracing walk up and down the forest paths. In the last part of the walk, we came across the poignant grave for the shepherd’s daughter who died here in the 1800s. Great stuff!


We’ve finally been able to get into our walking program, including walks near Gembrook, Merricks and Point Addis. We spent a weekend in Rawson, with an easy expedition to Walhalla, followed by a more vigorous walk to Mushroom Rocks and the summit of Mt Erica.

Warrandyte, July 21

This 14 km walk along the river was a replacement for a walk in an area that had been damaged by the storm. We had a good turnout, a gap in the winter weather and thoroughly appreciated this beautiful spot.

Mt Macedon, May 21

Climbed to the top of Camels Hump, then explored  tracks leading to Sanatorium Lake and beyond. One of our members who volunteers in the park and showed us some ‘secret’ places. Finally, coffee and cake at Days Picnic Ground. (14 km)

Olinda – Hamer Arboretum, April 21

A truly beautiful 14 km walk in perfect weather. We walked up, down and around the arboretum, guided expertly by a leader who knows and loves the area well.

Straths Hill, May 20

So good to be out there again – in groups of ten!

Big Pats Creek, Warburton, March 2020

Our last walk before restrictions. And it was an eventful day!