To All Members,
See below for the details for the next Saturday walk. Please reply to Stephen at
email@example.com by Wednesday, August 16 if you intend going and whether you can
assist with transport or require a lift.
Eltham and Environs Walking Group
EEWG- Weekend Walk
Churchill National Park
Contact: Stephen 0408 574 401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk through Churchill National Park (and into adjacent to Lysterfield Park) approx. 45 minutes from Eltham.
The planned walk is made up of 2 interconnected loops totalling 7.5km. It is rated as medium due to a significant hill climb to a trig point. There are, however, a number of other tracks in the first loop which are flatter and would be rated as easy and could make a shorter walk for those who prefer. The walk is through bushland mostly on wide tracks. Those who climb to the trig point will be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the city, the bay and the Dandenongs.
Date: 19 August
Length/Time: 2.5 hours or could be shorter if an easier route is taken
Level of difficulty: Easy or Medium
8.45am Car-pooling at Eltham Lower Park
Start time for walk: 9.30am
There is no convenient place to have coffee before the walk. BYO or have it at breakfast!
Lunch– Bring your own to eat at the attractive picnic ground. There is a largish shelter.
Dandenong town centre is not far away and participants may like to take the opportunity to have a wander around this multicultural precinct after the walk. The lively Dandenong market is open until 4pm
Contribution to driver: $5
How to reach the National Park: The most efficient route is via East Link, exiting at Wellington Rd – 5-10 minutes from there to the entrance to the National Park. (Mel 82 C11) The park is not scheduled to open for vehicles until 10.30. If not open there is a carpark on the right just before the entrance. If it is open we will meet at the picnic ground.
Let us know by Wednesday 16th if you intend to come, so that we can arrange car pooling.