Walk the Border – best days to do part stages

Walk the Border ACT has many options for part participation.  Have a look at them in conjunction with the descriptions in the walk schedule to see which might best suit your personal requirements. And then you can register here to become a border walker. Don’t forget that you can sponsor a walker and you are welcome to register on our mailing list to stay informed.

Day 1: 7 October – Centenary Trail Track Head to Mulligans Flat Road – For this stage it would be feasible to do the Centenary Trail Track Head to One Tree Hill section of the walk and then return independently back on the Centenary trail to the track head ( 2 – 2.5 Hours return)

Day 2: 8 October – Mulligans Flat Road to Federal Highway –  Join the walk at the start and and independently return to the starting point.

Day 5: 11 October – Kings Highway to Yass Road –  An easy 15 minute walk at the start of this stage get you to a good example of a blazed tree survey marker.   Near the end of the stage it would be possible to walk in from the Molonglo Gorge Carpark along the the beautiful Blue Tiles walking trail to meet the walkers heading towards the carpark along that trail.  You would need to be monitoring the live progress of the walkers (via the walk’s website) to determine the best time to leave the carpark and would have needed to advise me of your intention to do so.

Day 6: 12 October – Yass Road to Gilmore –  Along the length of this walk there are access and exit points at Woods Lane, Lanyon Drive and, in Hume, Arnott Street and Alderson Place.  This stage shows how much the landscape has been modified  although it does also pass the Jerrabomberra East grasslands reserve.

Day 7: 13 October – Gilmore to Royalla – It is possible to exit this stage at the Old Tuggeranong Road at Tuggeranong Pines.  Probably preferable to have a car or pickup arranged for where the Old Tuggeranong Road meets the Monaro Hwy.

Day 8: 14 October – Royalla to Ingledene Pine Forest –  Participants can leave at Williamsdale Road (approximately 1.5 hours from Royalla)

Day 12: 18 October – Boboyan Road to Maurice Luton Fire Trail –  It would be possible to join at the start of this section and return at any time,  in the first two hours, back along the fire trail.

Day 17: 23 October – Pryor’s Hut to Bendora Hut – This day crisscrosses the Mt Franklin Road allowing a lot of flexibility for joining or leaving however liaison may be difficult as access to the internet to follow the live progress of the walkers may be limited.  Mt Franklin and Mt Aggie are beautiful sections of this stage.

Day 18: 24 October – Bendora Hut to Pabral Road – The walk is mainly on the Mt Franklin Road early on which facilitates easy access back to the starting point.  There is road access nearby the rest of the walk but liaison may be difficult due to limited internet reception.

Day 20: 26 October – Mountain Creek Road to Murrumbidgee River – This is a relatively short day with an estimated time of 4 hours.  Participants could shorten in by leaving a car or pickup at the ACT/NSW border on Fairlight road and simply completing the stage from Mountain Creek Road to Fairlight Road.

Day 21: 27 October – Murrumbidgee River to Centenary Trail Track Head – Participants could exit or join at Parkwood Road or via the walking trails of Eldershaw Crescent at Dunlop or Wallaroo Road Hall.

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