Yarra Brae & Mt Lofty 15km M2

On this walk we enjoy great views of the Yarra River from the hills and close up as it winds its way through “The Bends”. A gem on our doorstop. Starting at Wittons Reserve, we head up a short steep hill to Clintons Scout Park and across to Yarra Brae. In virtual seclusion, we take the Market Garden track with views of grassing horses and sun-baking roos on the left and views over the Yarra on the right.  We then follow the Bridle Track down and along the Yarra river towards Warrandyte. We then head back, first taking an off-track shortcut for a few hundred metres then heading back on a track along the Yarra. Then we head to Mt Lofty. At m “lofty” it is not, more Mt “Lovely Round Grassy Hill with Great Views”. We walk along the river, mostly on good tracks along the river as it winds around the bends, before we steadily climb up the “lofty” heights and get great views. We can see down the Yarra Valley to the vineyards and checkout the Heritage Golf and Country Club which uses the Yarra as a water hazard and make sure they are open for coffee. There may be a group of roos grazing on the grass. Starting 9am from Witton Reserve, Reserve Rd, Wonga Park. Prefer Online Bookings or SMS