Ryders Yards for Beginners (and others!)

Date(s) - 6 Feb 2021 until 7 Feb 2021


  • Grade 2 Easy-Medium
  • Leader: Ian Trevaskis
  • Phone: 0425782983
  • Participant numbers:10
  • Final booking date: Monday, February 1st

Because it was so good back in November, I’m putting it on again. Hopefully, I’ll get a few more first-timers, but anyone is welcome to come along and enjoy.

This is the perfect walk for those who have not yet experienced a night on the High Plains.  The walk is an easy 6kms out to the huts at the old cattlemen’s yards, all on track and is eminently suitable for FIRST TIME overnighters. The walk follows the Australian Alps Walking Track from Cope Hut, passes Cope Saddle Hut and then along a track beside the viaduct. Last time I did this trip it took two hours walking at a very leisurely pace.

There are plenty of level grassy places to pitch your tent, an ample water supply and a very comfortable hut where we can cook our meals and socialise. If it’s hot (or not) we will take an afternoon hike to the ‘Secret Waterfall’ where there is a beaut swimming hole. I suggest you bring your bathers!

If you are worried that you may not be properly equipped, remember you can hire gear from Adventure Gear, Albury or we can rustle up whatever you might need from other members. I hope as many ‘first timers’ as possible can join me for this little adventure!