Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Buxton or Taggerty
Walk Area: North Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 122 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2007
Walk route: Neds Gully - Cooks Mill - Farmyard - North Jawbone - Cathedral Peak - Neds Peak - Neds Gully
From Cooks Mill car park there is a warm-up walk for about 1km up Cerebus Road, followed by a steep climb up a well marked track. Before reaching the top, turn north and head around a gully to another track junction.
Follow the right hand track to detour to North Jawbone Peak. Return to the main track and continue north to the Cathedral Ridge. Follow the ridge to The Cathedral (Cathedral Peak) and then north again to Cathedral North, the highest point in the walk.
Return, and having passed The Cathedral again, find the steep rocky track east and down to Neds Saddle. Take care as this section can be slippery, especially in wet weather. Continue further east and up to Neds Peak, then on and down to rejoin Neds Gully Track.
Down in the Little River flat and before the river, turn right at the Little River Walking Track and head upstream (south) to the start at Cooks Mill car park.
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Start point: Cooks Mill car park, Cathedral Ranges State Park.
Getting to the start: From Melbourne, take the Maroondah Highway through Ringwood, Lilydale, Coldstream, Healesville, Narbethong and Buxton. Approximately 9km past Buxton, turn right (east) at the Cathedrals Sign (Brown Tourist sign) along Cathedral Lane. After 2.6km turn right again (south) along Little River Road for a further 5.6km to Cooks Mill Site car park, just over the river and a short way up Cerebus Road on your right.
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