The object of today’s walk was to explore the country west of Turlinjah between the Princes Highway and Little Sugarloaf Road. This is the Moruya State Forest and also the headwaters of Coila Creek, which eventually flows into Coila Lake. There are no marked bushwalks out there, but there are a lot of forestry access roads along the ridges, and trail bike tracks crisscrossing the gullies. To make a walk, Batemans Bay Bushwalkers string together a series of these tracks, sometimes with a bit of bushbashing or creek walking, to form a circuit. This is how we develop most of our walks because there are very few marked bushwalks in the Eurobodalla Shire.It was a humid 14 km through some very hilly country. The stretch along Coila Creek was really enjoyable, especially after the rains. There are also a number of Sydney Red Gums (Angophora costata), growing along the ridges – not a common tree in our area, so special when you find several stands of them..
Photos by Karen and Mary - Click for larger and captions **** This article first appeared on the Batemans Bay Bushwalking website
About the BATEMANS BAY BUSHWALKERS INC. Batemans Bay Bushwalkers are a crew of around 200 members, with the shared goal of finding, exploring and enjoying the natural secrets of our corner of Australia. First formed in 1985, we have about 200 members. We are not-for-profit and run by volunteers We are an Incorporated Association with a Constitution and a Committee to oversee administration Personal Accident, Public Liability and Associations Liability Insurance is funded by your annual subscriptions We publish 4 Walks Programs per year, with 2 walks a week of varying grades. Visitors are welcome on walks and are covered by our insurance for 3 walks per financial year Walks are led by volunteer Walk Leaders, who carry a GPS, topographic map, and when appropriate, a safety beacon. We take our safety seriously. Bushwalking is a risky business, accidents do happen, injuries do result. Each walk is graded for difficulty so that you can choose walks to suit your level of ability. Members and Visitors sign a Responsibility Waiver before each walk. We also get together for a variety of social activities and camps, but you have to be a Member to come along to those