12 July 2019


Could you walk the length of the ACT’s Border? 

Conservation Council ACT Region President Rod Griffiths will lead a walk to circumnavigate the ACT border in October 2019 and showcase the beauty and diversity of the Bush Capital’s boundary. Funds raised will support the Conservation Council, the peak environment organisation for Canberra and the Capital Region.

The ACT’s 306 kilometre border crosses a variety of local ecosystems, from majestic alpine forests to diverse wooded and grassy lowlands.

“This walk can be challenging but is also very beautiful, and will allow those participating to experience parts of the ACT less travelled”, Mr Griffiths said.

“There will be places of environmental interest along the way, as well as heritage interest. The border passes scenes of international espionage, memorials to the pioneering railway workers and the bush skills embodied in the border survey markers.

“The entire Border Walk will take 20 days, starting on 5 October 2019 from Mulligans Flat and following the border in an anti-clockwise direction. The route will take in some of the ACT’s roughest and most beautiful country, but not all sections are as physically challenging, with many stages catering to less experienced walkers.

“The Conservation Council is inviting all Canberrans to join in the walk, for one day, or for a few days. If walking isn’t your thing but you would like to support the work of the Conservation Council, you can also sponsor the walkers,” said Mr Griffiths.

For more details, please visit https://conservationcouncil.org.au/walk-the-border/. See also the Walking Schedule here.


Media comment:

Rod Griffiths, President, Conservation Council ACT Region, 0410 857 731

Helen Oakey, Executive Director, Conservation Council ACT Region, 0402 052 777