Distance: 9 Km | Duration: 3 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit
About the Walk
A circuit walk following two historic water races cut above the Lerderderg.
The Walk in Detail
Starting at the north west corner of the car park beyond the Garden of St.Erth are ancient pine trees marking the start of the Lerderderg Heritage River Walk. The walking track follows the upper race north west through messmate and stringy bark clad hillsides, weaving in and out of fern lined gullies.
At the point where the Lerderderg Road is crossed for the third time the Great Dividing Trail is followed north west as the track descends down to the river at the site of the historic Crown Dam. Water here was conveyed by race for use at the Imperial Mine. After a break, the picturesque lower race is followed south east back to the Garden of St.Erth via ferny glades, blackwoods and tall timbers.