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Cherry Walk

3.1/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Length: 6 km
  • Walk duration: 2.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Very Easy
  • Walk Style: Return

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Bright

Walk Area:  North East Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  326 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2006

Walk Details Provided By:  Warby Range Bushwalkers, Border Bushwalking Club, Wangaratta Out and AboutBenalla Bushwalking Club & Murray Valley Bushwalkers

Walk Description

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.

Getting There

Drive to Bright via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford.  Go to the junction of Morses Creek and the Ovens River, just east of the shops in Bright.

Further Information

Mobile phone coverage information

Information on short walks in Bright (including the Cherry Walk)