What we'll do
This is a great and a bit challenging walk in the Dandenongs that includes the much talked about firebreak track (Glasgow Track) (Medium group).
Both walks will commence on a track south of Glasgow Road, Montrose and follow the tracks till Camelia Track where the two groups will take separate routes. The Easy/Medium Group will continue along Camelia Track until Doongalla Homestead is reached.
The Medium Group will continue up Glasglow Track and will eventually reach Doongalla Homestead.
From Doongalla Homestead both groups follow the same route to the end at Wicks Reserve in The Basin.
There is a fair bit of hill walking involved and, weather permitting, we should expect some excellent views.
DISTANCE(S): 14km and 18km
TOTAL ASCENT(S): 710m Rise and 1010m Rise
Melbourne Bushwalkers' Gradings: Easy/Medium and Medium
Day Walks by Bus with Melbourne Bushwalkers: https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/walks/MBW_bus_walks.php
Additional walk Preview notes for this activity: https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/2019082501
For details of other Melbourne Bushwalkers activities, including day walks and multi-day trips, visit: https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/MBW_activities_program.php
Please note, registration (membership) on Meetup is not the same as paid-up Membership of MBW. To become a paid-up Member with online booking and other benefits see: https://mbw.org.au/MBW_membership.php
WHAT TO BRING:
A day pack containing:
* Lunch, a morning and afternoon snack.
* Full water bottle - we recommend 2 litres, more in warmer weather.
* An unlined waterproof jacket or cape, waterproof over-trousers (if your jacket is short).
* Whistle, pencil and paper.
* Personal and first aid items, including, sun screen, lip screen, toilet paper, identification, club green Health Card, some money etc. Note: The leader always carries a first aid kit.
* A change of shoes is required on bus and car trips.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Your RSVP on MeetUp lets us know who may be interested but does not add you to the booking list.
We are located at The Mission to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands. We are open 7:00pm - 8.30pm. If you arrive early enjoy a coffee or wine from the bar and look around this impressive historic building which is open to the public from 11am to 8pm.).
The costs for the walk are $25 bus fare plus $10 visitor fee if you are not a paid-up Member of Melbourne Bushwalkers.