Bluetts Block

Sun 29 April 2018 08:00am

Jean Casburn

The walk will start at 8am.  There is no need to book.

Bluetts is a densely forested reserve with extensive heath in much of the understory.  A fire trail leads up a steep hill from the entrance gate and there are some pleasing views across Denman Prospect towards Black Mountain.  Bird and flower species vary throughout the year, and the forest rings with birdcalls.  Chestnut-rumped Heathwren are known to breed here.

The walk will also traverse some grassland off track. Sturdy boots or shoes are suggested because stones on the slope of the fire trail can be slippery.

How to get to Bluetts: from the Stromlo Forest Park roundabout, travel about 2.5km along Uriarra Road to where a bicycle path enters the roadside on the left hand side of the road. Park near the gateway on the left hand side of the road. Be careful if turning across the road at this point as traffic flows swiftly.

Jean Casburn

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