Distance: 12 Km | Duration: 3.5 Hrs | Grade: Grade 2 | Rating: | Style: Circuit | Map
About the Walk
This walk follows a trail between Lyonville and Trentham through open forest. The Trail uses the endangered Powerful Owl as its symbol. On return to Lyonville the walk follows the disused railway line, the Domino Rail Trail that opened in 1880 and closed and 1978. We will visit the historic Trenham Railway Station before having lunch at the picnic area overlooking Trentham Lake and its feathered inhabitants.
The Walk in Detail
Start the walk at the cars parked opposite the Radio Springs Hotel, Lyonville (Grid Reference (GR) 575583). Walk 20m from the hotel to the information board in Main Street. Follow the track, which starts directly behind the information board, across the Coliban River flats and continue until it crosses the Domino Trail aprrox 60m from the start. The track is just to the south of the Domino Trail and roughly parallel to it. After a further 400m, and just after crossing a creek, the track turns left (north) at GR 584582 and crosses the disused railway line, i.e. the Domino Rail Trail. Continue on a Vehicle track which swings north-east for about 500m to a track junction (GR 585586). Turn right (east) and continue on this track for about 3.5km to join the Domino Rail Trail at GR 620588. Proceed along the Rail Trail for about 1km to Trnetham Staton (GR 631589). From there, walk around to the Trentham Park and Lake for lunch. After lunch head back to the Domino Rail Trail and follow the long, straight length of it back to Lyonville and the start of the walk.
Getting ThereFrom the Base, turn right into Main Road and follow this road until it becomes C138. turn right and continue south for about 4km to the Midland Highway roundabout in Daylesford. Turn left onto the Highway (A300) and at the Farmers Arms Hotel go straight ahead onto the Daylesford-Trentham Road (C317). Stay on this road until Lyonville. Turn right onto High Street and park opposite the Radio Springs Hotel. this is the start of the walk.
This walk is on gravel and packed earth vehicle tracks. Boots are recommended and pole would be useful if conditions are wet.