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Extended Navigation Training

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Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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Extended Navigation training Practical day

A day of practical navigation to enhance your skills. The course will cover the following as part of route planning:

Pacing, timing, attack points, aiming off, catching features, use of handrails, back bearings.

The course assumes some navigation ability such as grid references and contour lines. It is NOT a beginner's course day.

Date: Saturday May 6th

Time: 9am to 3:30 pm

Location: You Yangs

Maximum participants: 12.

Participants need to provide own compass (Silva brand preferred) map case or plastic envelope, notepad & pen, long pants, gaiters and sturdy boots, warm clothing & wet weather gear, lunch, snacks and water.

In your email application please include a contact number, your club, and a short indication of any navigation training / skills you have.

Please apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 26th April