Distance: 6 Km | Duration: 2.5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Return | Map
About the Walk
This is a delightful amble along the Ovens River virtually in the town of Bright. The name of the walk comes from the Cherry family which lost six children to diphtheria in an epidemic in 1871.
The Walk in Detail
The walk begins in the park at the confluence of Morses Creek and the Ovens River. It follows the south bank of the Ovens River for about 3 km and then crosses via a footbridge to the north bank. The return trip is mostly along the river bank to the start.
The Ovens is a beautiful stream and it is a delight to walk along it, especially with a variety of exotic trees as well as some native forest in places. Much of the Ovens Valley upstream of Bright was dredged for gold up until the forties. The dredging turned the floor of the valley upside down and left very poor soil. Pine trees have been planted in many places and they thrive in the conditions. It is also possible to see the irregular nature of the terrain where the dredged material was put back.