Distance: 16 Km | Duration: 5.5 Hrs | Grade: Grade 3 | Rating: | Style: Circuit | Map
About the Walk
This walk is one of the many heathland walks around Anglesea. Although it will not be done at the peak wildflower time, there should still be quite a number of orchids, peas, wattles and heaths on display. The walk is mainly on 4WD tracks and some small footpads.
The Walk in Detail
The walk initially heads east on Honeypots Track then north, crossing Forest Rd (1). It then traverses open bushland parallel to Forest Rd before crossing it again to meet Firetail Track (2). After a moderately steep descent it continues in a southerly direction until joining Shiney Eye Track (3.) The route then follows this track through long sections of open heathland meeting Ridge View Track (4) and following it through open bushland until arriving at a viewpoint overlooking Anglesea. This section was burnt last year and so may well have some interesting flowers. After lunch the walk follows Dusty Miller (5) and Honeypots Tracks to return to the start. This section is flat and provides interesting views from its elevated position over the country already crossed. Last year on this weekend there were a number of different orchids along this section and, again after a burn, there could be some surprises.
The walk starts at the intersection of Forest Rd and Pipeline Track, a 36 km drive from the Registration Hall in Lorne which will take about 40 minutes.
There is one steep descent that can be slippery after rain and one steady climb.