Due to the destructive gales mid June, Wombat Forest is closed until 31 August 2021. I am gradually tagging my ride posts that are outside the Wombat Forest area. Select tag ‘@NOT Wombat Forest‘ to show those rides. Check back as I am adding further every few days. I am also taking the opportunity to … More Rides while Wombat Forest Closed
The Wombat Post The new and vital Daylesford – Hepburn online news outlet, The Wombat Post, published an article on the value of the Daylesford Permanent Orienteering Course (POC) during Covid19 lockdown. http://thewombatpost.com.au/2020/05/01/local-adventure-walking-for-the-lockdown/ Ballarat Courier And a week later the Ballarat Courier published journalist Hayley Elg’s story on the POC. Its theme was a Ballarat … More May is for Media
The U3A Bushwalking group has just released online a number of trail maps for this area. Maps for some of those were prepared by myself. These are in or adjacent to Daylesford, Hepburn plus one in Glenlyon. And check out the Glenlyon Biolink Walk map. Plus our previous post re Cornish Hill adventure walking.
When you are in the forest, subconsciously the message from this video seems to fit. And it turns out there is some science to back that up. During the Cocvi-19 pandemic, please stick to well formed tracks when exercising and don’t go into remote areas. Conforming to those Covid-19 edicts will greatly reduce the risk … More The forest & your immune system
Walks, bike rides and trail runs are activities that can be done while easily adhering to social distancing requirements … More Try ‘Social Distance’ Friendly Activities Outdoors
Dry Diggings trails most popular The Dry Diggings trail area is probably the most popular walking, riding and running area close to Daylesford. It is immediately accessible from Daylesford and Hepburn village. The area runs from Daylesford in the south, through to the Chocolate Mill in the north and is bordered by Sailors Creek in … More Free Dry Diggings Trail map
A 38km infinitely variable bush off-road ride, mainly 4WD tracks with some single track. … More Malmsbury – Castlemaine via the Bush
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 … More A Station, 2 Springs and a Store
With a Spa Country Explorer map, explore the local and bush trails in and around Daylesford, Hepburn village and Wombat Forest … More Riding based at Daylesford or Hepburn Springs?
Perhaps the most challenging of the Great Dividing Trails for riding. We report on it condition after its recent reopening. … More Lerderderg Track: Daylesford towards Blackwood