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Camping in the Otways, Carlisle Creek Circuit walk Saturday.
The 2019 weekend away will be held in the Otways, at Yuulong, where Georgie Beale and her partner John have offered us camping on their splendid property with views of the sea. There are adequate flat spaces for tent sites but cars will need to be left on the road outside (not far away) once they have unloaded at their site. There is space for six campervans but they will be ‘cosy’, parked in a row next to each other. There is also the offer of a double bed in the house and a spare onsite caravan.
On Saturday, we propose walking the Carlisle Creek Circuit, page148 of the most recent edition of ‘Walking the Otways’, graded medium difficulty. The vegetation is beautiful, diverse and somewhat unusual for the Otways as it is mostly heathland or heathy woodland. Button grass, similar to Tasmania’s, is a highlight and there is always the chance of seeing or hearing the elusive Ground Parrot.
The full walk is 13 km, however there is an option to shorten the walk for those who do not want to walk the full distance. The first part of the walk is easy and mostly flat along a broad sandy track. After 4 km, those who don’t wish to continue could walk another easy 2 km to a car shuffle point on the Gellibrand Carlisle Rd.
For those who wish to continue on, the second part of the walk has long, moderately steep ascents and descents and a couple of short, very steep ones. Another car shuffle at the end would shorten the walk to 11 km. All of the walk takes place on vehicle management tracks which are broad and vary between sandy and stony in parts. You will need water, morning tea, lunch and sturdy boots. Walking sticks or poles are highly recommended.
If camping, bring something sweet or savoury to share Friday night and for Saturday, bring something to barbecue with either a salad or sweet to share. Of course, those not camping are welcome to join us for evening meals.
Accommodation is available at several B&Bs very close by. Georgie has provided us with their names (available on request). If you wish to just join us for the walk, meet at 10 am Saturday at the intersection of Cricket Pitch Road and Bunker Hill Track off the Carlisle Gellibrand Rd.
Please contact Janet on 0417 325 971 to register your interest. All members and friends are very welcome to join us.