Exploratory Walk Wednesday 1st August Macleod

By | Explore Walk

Hi everyone

The exploratory walk on Wednesday 1 August will be in Macleod following a route that is similar for about half the distance to walk number 175. It is a circuit walk and will include Gresswell Habitat Link and Gresswell Forest Reserve, but not the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary. The walk will start near Macleod Station. There are more details below.



Wednesday 1 August, Exploratory Walk: Harry Pottage Reserve to Gresswell Forest, Macleod

Easy, 6.5 km, no car pooling, Mel 20 A7

Park in Glenmore St, Macleod, beside the reserve at the Wungan St end. There will be some cars belonging to railway commuters already parked there, but there should be enough spaces further along Glenmore St. Meet in Glenmore St beside the Harry Pottage Reserve at 9.30 am.

The walk will cross a couple of reserves not far from Macleod Station and then head through the Springthorpe Estate, passing the former Mont Park Psychiatric Hospital and following a lovely water feature known as The Cascade. We will then enter the Gresswell Habitat Link and the Gresswell Forest Reserve, and take a couple of tracks south through the forest reserve and exit through a southern gate onto Vincent St. From there the Dunvegan Parkland will lead us back to Glenmore St and the cars.

Coffee will be at Mr Macleod in Carwarp Street.

Next Saturday’s walk at Mt Evelyn

By | Weekend Walk

To all Members,

Below are details for the Saturday walk on July 14. Please let Kaye know by Wednesday, July 11 on 9730 2229 or 0408 199 969 or kayehugh@bigpond.com if  you intend to participate and whether you will be driving directly to Mt Evelyn, can take passengers or would like a lift.

The following link is to the cafe lunch menu. Pizzas are also available but they need to know in advance in order to ‘fire up the pizza oven’. Please let Kaye know whether you would like pizza. https://www.zomato.com/melbourne/heart-soul-cafe-mount-evelyn/menu


Ann Kennedy

EEWG- Weekend Walk
14 July 2018
Mt Evelyn
Contact: Kaye McRae – 9730 2229 or 0408 199 969 or kayehugh@bigpond.com by Wednesday 11th.
Walk Details: 7 km circuit along Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Trail . 5km walk to Wandin, after lunch, and a
5km return walk to the car, a total of 17km.[ or how ever far you want to go along the Warburton Trail ] The walk is undulating terrain . It will allow for those wanting a shorter work to just do the 7 km circuit.
Date: Saturday 14 July
Length/Time: 4 hours
Level of difficulty: Undulating terrain, tracks and dirt roads ,muddy in places but long if you choose the
17km walk. Walking poles advantage
8.45am Car-pooling at Little Theatre
Let Kaye know if you will meet at the Little Theatre.
9.30 am at IGA car park in Mt Evelyn (Mel 118 B 12) Enter either off York Road or Station Street .
BYO snack to have at Mt Evelyn Recreation Reserve ./Toilets
Lunch: Heart and Soul Coffee Lounge . 17 Wray Cres Mt Evelyn
Approx 12 MD and those who want to walk extra can do so after lunch .
Contribution to driver: $5
How to reach Mt Evelyn:
Drive to Lilydale turn Rt into Anderson St /Swansea Rd ,Lt into Hereford or Birmingham Rd to Mt Evelyn .


Membership Renewal

By | General News

As our membership year runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, it is time for Renewal of your Membership and payment of fees.  The annual fees are $30 per person and are due from July 1.

It would be appreciated if you would make prompt payment to our Treasurer, preferably before the AGM on July 20, 2018.  To retain your membership payment should be completed by no later than July 31.

Our preferred method of payment is via internet banking (details below) however cash payment can be made to any Committee Member.

Account Name:    Eltham & Environs Walking Group       BSB: 814-282

Account No: 31069574


If you are no longer able to be a member it would be appreciated if you would advise a member of the Committee so that we may update our records.

 Wishing you another Happy, Healthy Walking Year with good company at

Eltham and Environs Walking Group.

Ian Burns,                       Helen Watson,

PRESIDENT.                     TREASURER.