Saturday, 25 March 2017

Collins Cap Circuit

Saturday 25th March 2017

Collins Cap
As we were driving to the start of today's walk in Suhrs Road, Collinsvale, it was raining slightly and the weather did not look too promising. Thankfully, once we started walking we had no rain and experienced none for the rest of the walk. The walk commenced at the end of Suhrs Road where the landowner has given permission for walkers to access Wellington Park from here. 4WDs and horses require a permit and a very explicit sign informs people who have no permit about what to do. We set off along the road to enter Wellington Park on the Collins Cap Trail. It was then a bit of a slog uphill to the Collins Cap turnoff.
Heading off

Collins Cap Trail

Collins Cap Trail
It took about 35" to reach the summit where there was a cold wind blowing. We did not stay too long and descended to a point out of the wind for a snack.
Track up to Collins Cap

Collins Cap Summit

Heading up to the Summit

Collins Bonnet

Collins Bonnet and Trestle Mountain

Mount Marian
Collins Bonnet

Mount Wellington

Collins Cap Summit Cairn

Yellow Cliffs

Collins Bonnet and East West Fire Trail
We descended to The Glen Dhu Fire Trail and walked along it as it descended to the lower lands. We kept following it around as it passed through some nice rain forest country until it eventually ran into Nicholls Road. It was then a simple matter of walking back along Nicholls, Collins Cap and Suhrs Roads to the car.
Glen Dhu Fire Trail

Nice Boulder beside the Trail

Nice Rain Forest Area

Mount Dromedary

A really good walk through the high country with changeable vegetation and great views.
Distance: 11.4 kms.
Time : 4'53"
Ascent: 600 metres
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New Town Rivulet Circuit

Wednesday 22nd march 2017

New Town Rivulet
The following is not a typical bush walk, but because I had to put my car in for a service at Glenorchy and would have quite a few hours to fill in while it was done, I decided to occupy my time by going on a walk. I started at Glenorchy and along the Intercity Cycleway to Creek Road and then up that to Lenah Valley Road following the New Town Rivulet. Once I escaped the traffic it was very peaceful up towards the end of Lenah Valley Road where the track paralled the road for most of the way beside the Rivulet. I had never actually walked along there before and was quite surprised.

Lady Franklin Museum

Bridge across New Town Rivulet

In one of the parks along the way

New Town Rivulet

New Town Rivulet
The track along Lenah Valley Road actually went through a few parks along the way as well and that made walking very pleasant.

Another sculpture in another park

Across New Town Rivulet -to prevent logs and debris washing downstream

New Town Rivulet
New Town Rivulet beside the road

Example of one of the tracks along Lenah Valley Road
When I reached the end of Lenah Valley Road I climbed up an old 4WD track to Main Fire Trail and walked on the track beside the fire trail to Newtown Track and along that and various old trails and bike trails to Knocklofty Reserve. There were lots of wallabies roaming around Knocklofty.

Track up to Main Fire Trail

Track beside Main Fire Trail

Knocklofty Reserve

Knocklofty Reserve
After leaving the reserve I walked down to Giblin Street, then Creek Road and back to wait for my car which was only about 15 minutes, so it all worked out well.
This was a good walk especially once away from the traffic, and although it was quite long, it was not too strenuous.
Distance: 19.4 kms.
Time: 5"01"
Ascent: 650 metres
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Green Head

Monday 20th March 2017

Green Head
We had a good walk at Green Head on the Tasman Peninsula today starting and finishing at Lime Bay. The weather was fine but overcast and we experienced little wind until we reached the exposed coastline at Lagoon Beach. For route details see Green Head 2011.