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Hoddle Mountain Trail walk

A WALK to celebrate Fish Creek’s fantastic Hoddle Mountain Trail is happening this Sunday, January 20.
The Hoddle Mountain Trail Management Group, which led the successful campaign to have the trail officially recognised and supported by South Gippsland Shire Council, hopes plenty of locals will join in a walk that will leave from Fish Creek at around 9.30 am on the day.
The Hoddle Mountain Trail Group is most appreciative of the support that came from locals during their campaign to have the trail recognised and supported by South Gippsland Shire Council.
“The interest and support we received from locals in getting the trail properly recognised as the tremendous local asset it is was key to gaining Council’s support for the trail,” Hoddle Mountain Trail Group president, Richard Dargaville, said.
“We hope local people will come out on Sunday to join us in walking together across the first stage of the trail, along Fish Creek Quarry Road and up to the quarry gates,” Mr Dargaville said.
The walk will follow brief speeches to be presented at 9.30 am in the Fish Creek town park prior to the walk getting underway on Sunday morning.
The “official” walk will be relatively short, starting in Fish Creek park, travelling through the community garden and the Great Southern Rail Trail, and then along Fish Creek Quarry Road and Quarry Road, ending at the Laver’s Hill Quarry carpark. At the Laver’s Hill Quarry carpark, walkers can decide whether to carry on further along the trail themselves, or return to Fish Creek.
The Hoddle Mountain Trail Group has arranged to have a bus ready to ferry walkers who require transport back from the quarry carpark to Fish Creek.
Mr Dargaville stressed the need for everyone joining the walk to wear appropriate clothing and shoes and to bring sufficient drinking water.
Those driving into Fish Creek to join the walk are asked to park either at the football ground, in Falls Road, or on the grass in front of the old railway platform.
For further information call Richard Dargaville on 0407 096 258 or Tony Walker on 0417 565 753.


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