Thursday, June 4, 2015

Meehan Range Walks

To break up the rants that seem to be occupying wall space on this blog lately, I thought I'd post a quick report of a couple of walks around the Meehan Range. The Meehan Range lies in the middle of the big spit of land between Pittwater and the Derwent River and, among the houses and small farms there are large patches of natural bushland. You can find good descriptions of some of the walks here

 Storm clouds seen from Skyline Track

I did the loop walk that travels along the Skyline Track and down Stringybark Gully a few days ago. This walk is in the midst of the Clarence Mountain Bike Park so there are bike tracks looping about everywhere. It's a pleasant walk, particularly along the ridge top and down Stringybark Gully. The final section, required to close the loop runs along the main highway and, although the track is in bushland, the roar of traffic detracts from this final three kilometres. 

 Eucalypt forest

Yesterday, Doug and I walked around Risdon Brook Reservior and up Mt Direction. There are great views of the Derwent River Valley from Mt Direction and we could also see a dusting of snow on Mt Wellington. 

Both of these walks are short, easy, and will only take a couple of hours. 

 On Mt Direction overlooking Derwent River Valley

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