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The Golden Way (trip 1) - Daylesford to Castlemaine

  • 23 May 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Daylesford to Castlemaine
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The Golden Way Daylesford to Castlemaine

Date and time:  Sunday 23 May

Description:  This trip follows the Robert Pepper Trek 10 from Daylesford to Castlemaine.   The trek winds north through the Hepburn Regional Park, Castlemaine Diggings and beautiful forests and parks.  If time permits there is an optional 2Km walk through the diggings that we may try out.

Weather:  May in country Vic – what more can you say?  Could be anything, but probably cool – cold.

Equipment:  good tyres (All Terrain preferred), UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), a well-maintained vehicle with low range (or equivalent), good ground clearance (200mm recommended as a minimum), Usual recovery gear.

Simple, “on the move” lunches and morning teas (byo thermos), drinking water.

No pets

Trip Standard:  Easy/Medium - some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!  Most of the trek is easy but there are a number of hills and muddy sections that require low range

Fuel:  a full tank ex Melbourne should suffice

Distance:  Approx. distance from Melb is 132 Km to start.  Trek distance is 75Km.

Duration: 1 day

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles

Meeting arrangements:  We will meet near the toilet block adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre for pre-trip briefing at 9:15.  The Visitor Information Centre is on C141, which looks like the main road in from Ballan. (Just before a roundabout.)

If you plan to get coffee beforehand then you will need to arrive a little earlier.  We will aim to finish mid afternoon in Castlemaine

Trip Leaders: Ken & Sue Archibald  - 0438 530706 and/or ken@archibald.net.au

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