Benalla Ensign

Bushwalker­s back on track

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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictio­ns, the Benalla Bushwalker­s were out and about on Sunday, September 12.

The group took a trek to Paradise Falls and then onto the lookout to view Lake William Hovell, the storage facility on the King River about 15km upstream of Cheshunt.

Walk leader Helen Spinks said the group of 10 started from the car park down a rocky pathway to the falls.

“One can walk around and behind the cascade of water that was flowing strongly after recent rain and was quite spectacula­r,” Ms Spinks said.

“The track to the lookout required a steady 4.5km climb and was a great spot for lunch.

“There were lots of wild flowers and an abundant number of wattles in full bloom.

“The beauty of bushwalkin­g is that one gets to wander these out of the way spots and (experience) their history.

“The 3km section of the walking track following (the lookout) looks like an old logging track, and one wonders if long ago, bearded men with their bullock teams plied this track hauling logs to some nowforgott­en and long-vanished sawmill.”

The Benalla Bushwalker­s will be tackling the wild dog rocks walk on Saturday, September 25.

It is a walk through the Southern end of the Tallangalo­ok ranges, to the Wild Dog Rocks.

It is a reasonably easy walk, eight to 10km, and participan­ts will need to bring a raincoat.

For more informatio­n, phone John Boehm on 0428 254 801.

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