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Batemans Bay Bushwalkers take on Pollwombra Mountain

Batemans Bay Bushwalkers take on Pollwombra Mountain and surrounds on a perfect day for bushwalking

Ten walkers from the Batemans Bay Bushwalkers set out last Wednesday, 17 November, in perfect conditions for bushwalking. They planned a circuit walk up and around Pollwombra mountain, a new walk for the club, in the Mogo State Forest.

The walkers initially followed a motor bike trail, north of Pollwombra Mountain, almost reclaimed by the regrowth after the fires. They continued up towards the mountain, stopping for morning tea alongside an old trench - evidence of gold exploration activities from long ago.

Then leaving the bike track, they followed the northern contours of the mountain, through granite outcrops with beautiful grassy gullies and healthy burrawangs, grevilleas, and banksias to an old compartment road. From there they made their way uphill towards the summit, passing by more granite boulders, some with rock orchids that had survived the fires. At the top there were views back to Broulee and the obligatory group photo was taken at the Trig, before making their way back down the mountain.

On the return trip they detoured via a granite creek, abundant with water after the recent rains giving them a display of several cascades and providing a perfect place to rest and have lunch before heading back to their starting point.

For more information about the Batemans Bay Bushwalkers, their activities and how to join, see their web site http://baybushwalkers.org.au


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