Cathedral Ranges

Saturday March 20

Medium Walkers – HR

This delightful walk of nine kms with 16 of us, including five visitors, was led by Penny with Prue’s support. We walked from Ned’s Gully campground to Cooks Mill campground along the Little River track, and then back via the ‘Friends Nature Trail’ circuit. It took in gentle hills, mixed vegetation, a Manna Gum forest and several creek crossings. Those walkers at the front saw several Lyre birds and those at the rear were fortunate to meet a very excited young boy and his sister who enthusiastically shared with us their excitement at seeing a Lyre bird. Others tell of a tame wallaby that joined our party along the trail.

Long Walkers – ML

Robert and Steve had scouted the Cathedral Ranges peaks and advised us clearly of the hard walk day ahead. Nine stronger walker headed up the Ned’s Peak ridge to the saddle and out to the end of ‘dead end’ views. A hard slog but no harder than the next leg up onto the razorback to reach Cathedral Peak. Burn-off smoke had diminished the blue skies but not the rewarding extensive views. After lunch we continued the loop to the far end and down again, passing several ascending families and a scout group. The descent took its greatest toll of our legs before we were back at the cars having achieved the North Cathedrals Walk.