20 August 2009


This Sunday (23 August), we’ll be doing a shorter (11-12km?) walk around Woodlands Historic Park. It will probably be a similar route to this walk from earlier in the year, with an extra couple of kilometres in the middle, where we will walk to Gellibrand Hill to look out over north-west Melbourne.

Meet at 10am near the toilet block in the carpark off Somerton Rd (between Providence Rd and Oaklands Rd). Bring suitable clothing and footwear (sneakers should be OK for this one), and check the forecast. It’s advisable to bring waterproofs and a hat as it’s still winter and there isn't a lot of shelter along the way.

No need to RSVP, but let us know before 9:50 if you are on your way but are going to be late (leave your email in a comment and I'll send you a mobile number to text/call).

Bring a light meal and a high-energy snack (if you feel in a sharing mood, take note that many of us are vegetarian), and a thermos of tea/coffee if that’s your bag. Don’t forget cutlery if you need it! Please also make sure to bring AT LEAST one 500-600mL bottle of water, as there is only one water tap available and it’s early in the walk.

This walk is not accessible by public transport. The route is mainly along gravel tracks and paths, and it is gently hilly throughout (not very steep, but a couple of sustained climbs). There are several shorter circular-route options. If you intend to do a shorter walk, please print off a map from the Parks Victoria website (PDF map available down the bottom).

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