Signs give walkers information
WALKERS and families will know where they can start exploring Myalup’s Hundred Acre Wood with signs erected last month.
Volunteers Chris Rice and Tony France erected the signs, donated by Frontline Signs in Bunbury, after a community clean-up event on October 14.
Mr France said the bushland north of the Myalup townsite, belonging to the Harvey Shire Council, was locally known as the Hundred Acre Wood inspired by the Winnie the Pooh books.
New signs were installed in July in a joint project between the Myalup Bird Observers, Harvey Shire Council and the Department of Parks and Wildlife to give walkers information on the many bird species in the woods as well as the walking trails with the routes and distances.
However, Mr France said some people still had trouble locating the entrances when they came to visit, which was why directional signs were added. “There can be no doubt now,” he said. Volunteers have made upgrades to the area in the past including repairing and repainting a table and benches, previously located at the Lake Preston lookout, and installed them as a trail rest spot.
“We have over the years enhanced many things,” Mr France said.
Mr France said the signs were part of a broader community push to give visitors and resident more outdoor activities beyond Myalup Beach.
“It’s all the little things that make up an attraction for people visiting and amenities for the people living here,” he said.
Volunteers Chris Rice and Tony France erect signs along bush walks in Myalup's Hundred Acre Wood.