Other Walks

Other Walking Opportunities

CANwalk Portal. Check out this new site that I think is jointly sponsored by the Heart Foundation and ACT Health. It has links to most of the sites below. The CANwalk portal was launched by Chief Minister Jon Stanhope on Friday January 28, 2011 at Ivy Cafe, Old Canberra House

ABC Canberra’s Interactive Map showing walks around Canberra and the Region

Canberra Walking, Cycling, Trip, etc with Bob Eagers These are free but you have to cover yourself for any problems

Canberra Walking Meetup Group Seems like a loose association where various people can offer walks and request them

Walking for Pleasure. These are more organised then that above but costs $20 per year

Heart Foundation Walking Groups in the ACT. Quite a few groups around

Canberra Bushwalking Club site The CBC are the premier bushwalking group in the ACT with day walks and series overnight longer walks

Brindabella Bushwalking Club. It was previously the Family Bushwalkers Inc, and is more family orientated but also runs serious walks like the CBC as well as nice day walks

National Parks Association National Parks Association (NPA) also runs some walks

Canberra Two Day Walk Association This is the event held over two day weekend in March-April every year just before Easter. Their site also lists the event dates for the next 2-3 years. They also run monthly IVV walks around Canberra on some weekends

Acton Walkways Unique walks and historical tours around Acton

Wild Walks  Has a lot of walks in NSW mainly around Sydney Region but includes some 59 walks in the Snowy Mountains, many are reasonably easy

Canberra Centenary Trail The trail is about 140Km for walkers and slightly shorter for cyclers. It was launched on 27th October 2013. Maps and brochures of the 7 sections

Melba Shed Walked the trail between 2014 and May 2016. This is our Google Earth kmz file Shed walks along Canberra Centennial Trail 2014-16  | Other gps files

The Canberra Centenary Trail by David Briese He offers some variations to the official route that he suggests improve the experience. He also has his own gpx file. David’s file in Google Earth

The official CCT GPS gpx & Gogle Earth kml files Then click on the MAP TAB (covers cycling and walk)

ACT City Public Art Walk. There is a guide that provides you with a snapshot of some of the many types and styles of public art that have been commissioned for Civic over the last forty years. To assist you with your tour, Civic has been divided into six distinct public art precincts: Glebe Park and Braddon; Civic Square; Ainslie Avenue; City Walk; Garema Place and Civic Bus Interchange; City West. Download the old ACT City Public Art Walk pdf

Hall Bushwalk This was a project for the Centenary of the Hall Progress Association around 2004. The walk is a nice 4Km trip on a formed track around the village. Its mostly level but there is an overall climb of 50m. If parking at the coffee shop at the corner of Victoria and Gladstone Sts, the overall walk will be 4.2Km. See pdf files for Halls Ck walk Hall entry sign Village Walks and overall perspective of the walk around Hall Village Hall Map (South) Village Walks See also a GPS Map of the walk and a Topo GPS Map of the walk. You can download a GPS gpx file as well as a Google Earth kml file that allows you to view this walk on Google Earth. This is what it looks like in Google Earth. Thanks to Alastair Crombie of Hall Shed and Hall and District Progress Association for making us aware of this walk

The walk can be started anywhere, but if starting at the southern end of the village one has the option of just walking along Gladstone St, or walking south down to Halls Ck. There are some marker posts along Halls Ck and a track on the south side. The north side of the creek is mostly open grassland on both sides of Victoria St. If starting near the Bridge across Victoria St, head across the grassland on the north side of the creek and through the extensive Hall Showgrounds. Half way along the creek there is one gate to pass though and then 3/4 of the way there is a Small Gate and a wooden bridge crossing the creek into the camp area. This is shown on one of the Hall maps. Its not necessary to cross the creek but it does offer a nice view of a clean dry creek bed. Then head up the eastern edge of the Showground past an area that horse travellers on the National Trail can use to camp at. Soon you will reach where Gladstone St meets the Showground and the actual formed track is then seen just after passing Gate 3 (GPS map). You should see the Hall Rotary shed on the right. Then a Stile is climbed over (Stile 1 on the GPS map) and the track takes a turn around to the right. Soon another stile (Stile 2 on the GPS map) is reached after a small gradual climb. If you take the track straight ahead it only leads to the gate of some ACTEWAGL water tanks. Its easier to take the track along the fenceline which soon reaches an ACTEW blue metal track. Follow this down for 20m and find an unmarked trail going north along a fenceline. Follow this until and open area is reached (Marker 1 GPS map) and then follow Campbell St down to its junction with Victoria St. Note the house on the corner with relics displayed, a sculpture of an emu and an old tram built into the house.

Then cross Victoria St, head North west until passing a gate (Gate 4 GPS map). The track is then well formed and two more gates are negotiated. Near the top point at an old trig station climb through a fence (Thru Fence on GPS map) and then wander down until passing through the last Gate (Gate 7 on the GPS map) near the junction of Gibbes and Gladstone Sts. Then walk back along Gladstone St, or walk across the recreation reserve between the St and Hall Ck. There is another marker (Marker 2 on the GPS map) that shows where the track then drops down and crosses Hall Ck allowing one to walk along the south side of the Ck before reaching Victoria St. Its a simple matter to then cross the main bridge and either walk along the road edge or climb through the gate or fenceline (Gate1 on GPS map) and walk along the nice grass of the showground area. You could also walk along the north side of Hall Ck (especially if its been wet) and check out the old well there before reaching Victoria St. The Gum Nut Coffee Shop at the main junction is recommended for snacks and gigantic milk shakes. Also the Hall Premier Store is good for coffee and cakes Some pictures taken on 7th April 2011 whilst checking the trail for a future Melba Shed walk