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Walk Leader Training

Saturdays, 11th March or 2nd April, 8:45 am to 4:30 pm

Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimmons Lane, Templestowe.

Registrations for Bushwalking Victoria’s upcoming walk leader training courses open on Wednesday 1st February 2023.  The courses will cover:

  • Leadership skills / Walk planning / Risk management
  • Conducting the walk / Navigation / Incident management
  • Practical navigation exercises, discussion about particular scenarios and what to do as a leader.

We will provide a handbook, access to a compass, maps, and presentation material for the day.  A small pre-reading document will be sent to registered participants prior to the course date.

Numbers are limited and preference is given to club members who intend to lead/co-lead a walk in the next six months.  For more information and to register click HERE

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FedWalks 2022: Bookings Open 6th August!

Discover the rich environment of north-east Victoria during the Federation Walks event, to be held from 30 September – 3 October. Activities kick off with an easy ramble along the Ovens River on the Friday afternoon, followed by a BBQ, Welcome to Country and briefing at the event base, the Wangaratta Showgrounds – an ideal place to catch up with fellow walkers throughout the weekend.

The fabulous activities program includes numerous walks on Mt Buffalo Plateau and in the Warby Ranges, which are well-known for an abundance of wildflowers in spring. Other walks include the historic Beechworth area and Mt Samaria, and there are plans for cycle rides each day on the wonderful cycle paths and touring routes in the region.

Walkers are asked to arrange their own accommodation: there are several options available, including budget camping. Accommodation links are included on the FedWalks website. You may choose to extend your stay, to enjoy the food, wine and additional walks in the region. The Warby Ranges are part of the Warby-Ovens National Park which, in 2021, became the first site in Victoria to be admitted to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Green List.

FedWalks bookings open on 6 August, so don’t wait: check out the Fedwalks website now!