A quiet roads route for hybrids & mtbs
If you are wanting to get out of town but not into the bush, then this route and map delivers. Leaving from Musk Station it is just over 2km to the delightful setting of Leitches Creek mineral water spring. Want more? Then continue to explore the hidden bush settlement of Wheatsheaf. Go 12kms and you hit The Glenlyon General Store for coffee and cakes or lunch.
This is not a Spa Country Explorer map. It was converted from a Cyclic Navigator event especially for Xmas 2012 visitors.
Musk Station is the first station from Daylesford on the Daylesford Spa Country Railway. It is just 7km along the road to Trentham. On Sunday and public holidays, you can take your bike on the train from Daylesford. Near the station you can visit Passing Clouds Winery, Istra Smallgoods, Daylesford Cidery and Leitches Creek mineral spring.
Leitches Creek mineral spring
The spring is just over 2kms from Musk Station. It is one of the few that still has the traditional style pump. It is in a sheltered setting with picnic table. The mineral water is my favourite in the region.
Wheatsheaf bush settlement
Continue on from the spring another 3kms and you enter the hidden Wheatsheaf settlement of 177 x 2 and 4 hectare bush blocks. If you have been looking for a lifestyle block, then you can spend an hour or so riding the settlement dirt roads to check out what is for sale. Most of the 4 hectare blocks are off Kangaroo Drive.
Glenlyon & General Store
At the NE corner of the settlement (cnr Lightwood Drive and Sharpes Lane), avoid the highway by heading north up Sharpes Lane to Glenlyon. Keen mountain bikers can take the rougher route east along the dashed track to eventually end up in Glenlyon.
The recreation reserve has a mineral spring for your refreshment. And the Glenlyon General Store awaits you with coffee, drinks, food and maybe live music on a weekend.
Glenlyon Back Rd W then S to Giacometti’s Lane is a fast alternative way (mostly tarmac) back to Musk or Daylesford.
Oh, and the map…
Follow the trail on the Local Free Trail Maps page