To all EEWG Members,
See below for the details for the next weekend walk to be held on Saturday, May 19 which has been planned by Kaye McRae. Please contact Kaye at email@example.com by May 17 if interested in attending.
EEWG Weekend Walk: Saturday, May 19, 2018
WARRAMATE HILLS, GRUYERE IN THE YARRA VALLEY.
Warramate Hills and the Warramate Nature Conservation Reserve 10 kms east of Coldstream on Killara Road, Gruyere. Fabulous scenery, magnificent views, river and creek frontage, wildlife and bush
Length of walk -14 kms approx
Location of Starting Place: Mel: 285 G2
Starting time: 9.30 a.m.
To reach the start of the walk it will take approx 50-60 mins from Eltham .Travel to Coldstream either by Lilydale or Yarra Glen to the intersection of Maroondah Hwy and Killara Road : Mel 281 B 8 . Travel on sealed Killara Road for 10 kms to where it meets Yarraloch Way [left hand side ]. There is a Water Tank on the side of the road. Park here but not in front of water tank . Walk will start from here.
Level of Difficulty:
Walking is on wide, gravel, undulating Fire Access Tracks. There are 2 sections of moderately steep hill walking. The first about 800metres. Morning tea stop, with wonderful views .The second is the final couple of hundred metres to the Trig point [395 m] Steel Hill. Lunch stop
A further 2 kms to Briarty Hill [422m] fire Tower if desired
Return on the same route. Walking poles may be useful
Lunch – BYO with drinks
Meet at Eltham Little Theatre to leave at 8.30a.m. [approx 38 kms]
Contributions to driver: $5
Coffee at Gateway Estate Coldstream on way home. Great shopping here of hydroponic basil, capsicums, strawberries and local produce to purchase
Contact Kaye McRae 0408199969 /firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, by May 17