Beechworth hills exploration – 14kms

Date(s) - 3 Jul 2021


  • Grade 3 Medium
  • Leader: David G
  • Phone: 0432 632 142 after 7pm
  • Participant numbers:max 12 participants
  • Final booking date: Bookings the Monday-to-Wednesday the week leading up to the walk please

This is essentially a recce of a walk I found in a club newsletter from 2005. I won’t have done it before. If we find any issues with the track (e.g. track closed/unpassable), we’ll return the way we came.

We’ll meet in Beechworth and then drive out to our starting point, leaving a car at the end point as a car shuffle will be required. There isn’t a heap of parking at the starting point.

Heading out toward Eldorado, we start walking from the corner of the Reedy Creek track. This is a four-wheel drive track which the previous walk description said is easy walking but all up hill for the start of the day. We follow Reedy Creek most of the way with some beautiful views into the gully. We climb about 300m reaching 500m by lunchtime. The trip down is along Long Ridge Fire Track. My GPS says the distance will be about 14km all up and 360m total elevation gain.

I think, but am not certain, that this walk will all be on reasonable 4WD track with low scrub either side. I doubt we’ll see too many 4WDs though. I haven’t walked on this side of Woolshed road before, but the map shows a fair number of tracks which could make for some interesting winter walk possibilities so I’m looking forward to seeing.

I’m marking this as medium given the ‘unknown’ factor.