Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Blackwood
Walk Area: Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 59 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2005
Walk Details Provided By: Essendon Bushwalking Club
Want access to all the information we have on each walk, including full walk descriptions, and where available a basic map of the walk? Your options are:
Blackwood Recreation Reserve:
Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the Greendale-Myrninong Rd turn-off from the highway and then the Greendale -Trentham Rd to Blackwood. The walk starts and finishes at the Blackwood Recreation Reserve. Click here for a map of Blackwood showing the recreation reserve.
Recommended Maps: VicMap Trentham 7723-2-3, 1:25,000 or Wombat State Forest Touring Guide, Meridian Productions, 1:50,000 (this one may be out of print now)
Guidebook: Melbourne's Western Gorges by Glenn Tempest, Open Space Publishing, 2012 (Lerderderg Heritage Trail walk)(can purchase book online and download GPS files)
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join: