Tableland Talk May, 2021
Hub & Spoke Cycling Route Route Name: Boho Foothills Loop Start / Finish locations: Violet Town Railway Station Corner Primrose and Cowslip St., Violet Town 3669 Mode: eBike, road, hybrid, MTB Map: GPS 145.7164 -36.63884 Difficulty: Intermediate: modest rises Distance: 23km Elevation: 179 – 252m Topography: Undulating terrain Surfaces: Good condition bitumen Description and Features: A pleasant loop that follows the line between the base of the Strathbogie Tableland and the plains surrounding Violet Town. Broad vistas, attractive landscapes, pleasant foothills and roadsides of aged River Red Gums. Riding conditions: Largely exposed to the elements Anticlockwise Cues: Start Violet Town Station Head south east along Cowslip St Straight Urmston St Cross Hume Fwy Straight Harrys Creek Rd Left Hayes Rd Right Boho Rd Left Boho Church Rd Left Smiths Rd Left Boho Rd Right Hayes Rd Right Harrys Creek Rd Straight Urmston St Straight Cowslip ST Finish Violet Town Station Amenities (Violet Town): Car parking BBQ Fuel Shops Seating Parkland Waterway Playground Picnic tables Public toilets Potable water Walking tracks Accommodation Historic features Sports Reserves Swimming Pool Railway station Directional signs Information signs Off leash dog play Flora and fauna habitat Cautions: Limbs may fall Uneven ground No potable water Subject to flooding Road surfaces vary Snakes may be active Beware of vehicle traffic Mobile reception may be unreliable Carry food, water, First Aid, be SunSmart Be equipped for self-reliant riding Restrictions: Take rubbish with you Historic relics are protected Native flora and fauna are protected Riders must use formed roads only
This morning’s interview with presenter Matt Dowling regarding my work on tracks and trails promotion in the Strathbogie region. Commences at 43.30minutes.
Thoroughly documented by principal activist Bert Lobert, click the link below to view the remarkable chronicle of the successful local campaign for forest preservation and re-wilding. A golden example of what needs to be happening around the rest of the nation and the globe. .
That clamorous reed warbler
With the protracted breeding song
Passages of enamouring power
Designed to bring along
A partner for the season
With whom to court and spark
To share nesting in long reeds
At the edges of the lake
I do not know the words
Of this loud and spirited song
Launched from this small bird’s throat
Into the gathered avian throng
In the early morning,
at the end of each long day
Persistent and single minded
Seeking a mate to hold in sway
But the message is clear and proud
I am the one for you
Come to me my darling
Let’s see what two can do
The March edition of our local newsletter
Click on the link http://strathbogie.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/202010_nws_TT.pdf
TT for the month of August, 2020 via the link.
Wallaby Gully, Upton Hill has the cutest little stream.
It is a small town with a small Newsletter, but we like it. Click here: 202002_nws_TT
Click on the link: Tableland Talk, December 2019
To read the monthly Newsletter of the Strathbogie Plateau click the link below http://strathbogie.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/201906_nws_TT.pdf