The Settlers Track, Namadgi National Park

Sun 26 April 2020 08:30am

David McDonald

Description: On this trip we will visit one of the most historically significant parts of Namadgi National Park: the Settlers Track/Grassy Creek area. It will be a comfortable 6 km walk. This area is highly recommended both for its natural history properties and its European cultural heritage. It helps the visitor to gain some understanding of how the pioneers lived from the time of settlement of that area in the mid-1830s until the 1980s when the land was incorporated into the National Park, and sheep and cattle grazing ceased. An excellent brochure covering the Track is available from the Namadgi NP Headquarters, or online at https://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/404591/The-Settlers-Track.pdf.

Meeting time and place: Meet in the Kambah Village car park, corner of Drakeford Drive and Marconi Crescent, Kambah at 8.30 am for carpooling. Suggested contribution from each passenger to drivers: $10.

Walking distance: 6 km

Degree of difficulty: easy to medium

End time (approx.): mid-afternoon

What to bring: water, morning tea, and lunch. Be prepared for changeable weather conditions.

Need to register: Yes

Numbers limited: yes, maximum 15

Name of leader and contact details: David McDonald, telephone (02) 6238 3706 or 0416 231 890, email settlers2020@canberrabirds.org.au.

 

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