|Catch Drain Trail.|
|There is a nice picnic ground at the sort of this walk.|
|Daangean Trail is well signposted.|
|There is some old water infrastructure to check out between Bittern and Devilbend Reservoir.|
|After crossing Hodgins Road again I did a quick left/right/left dog leg over a bridge before I arrived at this sign...|
Well what to make of this walk. Firstly it's a fairly long walk, I covered 14.8 kilometres and climbed 99 metres this afternoon on what I'd call an easy-medium grade stroll. The second thing to note is that water views are fleeting generally, there are spots where you can drop down to water level however for the most part the route stays stubbornly in the trees. The third thing to consider is that apart from a small section around part of Bittern Reservoir the route follows management or 4wd tracks for the whole distance, now a lot of these are grass and not gravel however it's still not quite as enjoyable as single track imho. Finally the fourth thing to consider is that there is a lot of introduced flora, everything from Radiata Pines to Blackberries especially on the first bit of the stroll, after that it's mostly native bush with some sections beside rural land. If all that sounds a bit average then there are some nice things about this walk, the reservoirs are home to a lot of waterbirds and a bit of wild swimming would also be possible, there is also a very nice picnic ground at the start of the stroll and another one near Bittern Reservoir on Hodgins Road. As I mentioned earlier this walk hasn't been published by any walking guide book authors as far as I know of, there is probably enough basic stuff floating around the inter-web to get most people through this stroll though.
Woods Bushland Reserve Walk, 2019.
Ker-Bur-Rer Walk, The Briars, 2019.
|I remember driving over the wall when I was a kid and thinking how much fun it would be rafting down the spillway (decades before water parks started to appear).|
|This was probably the dodgiest section of this afternoons stroll - there is a 40 kmh limit but no one pays much attention to it and there is nowhere to go to get off the road.|
|After crossing the wall I was happy to see this pedestrian gate allowing my access to the picnic area.|
|Devilbend Reservoir Picnic Ground.|