I led this walk, with 7 of us walking to Red Hill NR and along some of the Canberra Centennial Trail to Mt Mugga Mugga & back to Red Hill via the Stone Circle & Davidson trig
Featured image shows Stone Circle of southern end of Red Hill NR
7 walked. 5 of us met at the Shed by 8.00AM & then drove to the parking spot at Red Hill lookout near the Restaurant, where we met 2 more. Then from 8.50AM we walked south along CCT to a saddle then followed CCT down towards Mugga Way, turning right just after a fence & followed footpads along trench pad all way & parallel to Mugga Way until we were close to Hindmarsh Drive, then we dropped down to the fenceline, crossing Tamar St, then followed a track parallel to Hindmarsh drive until we met Dalrymple St, turning right & crossing Hindmarsh Drive at the lights. Then we followed CCT along new alignment right around Mt Mugga to close to O’Malley. On the way we passed the new Dhulwa Mental Health Facility which has an amazingly unclimbable high wire fence for such a facility. Just as the track descended to a gate next to Hindmarsh drive 3 of the group decided to return early & crossed Hindmarsh Drive & took the track down to Garran & followed a boundary trail north until they could turn east at a saddle & then climb back to Red Hill. The four remaining walkers continued past Mt Mugga quarry to near O’Malley & then took a short cut back to Hindmarsh drive & carefully crossed it before then following a track west until next to the Garran houses then followed a footpad up to the Stone Circle, thence on to Davidson Trig Trail & along the ridge back to Red Hill where we met the others at the cafe at 12.05PM. We had coffee & some cake at the Little Brother Cafe to celebrate the walk & Greg’s belated 70th birthday from Sept.
Views. These were some good views over Central & North Canberra and down to the airport as well as over Woden and out to the Brindabellas.
The walk was Medium-Hard, distance was 11.4Km, mostly on dirt management trails & some grass tracks, with a couple of small hills to climb. We took around 31/4 hrs. 3 of the team only did about 9.2Km
Walkers: Bob Salmond, Brian Taylor, Drew McDonald, Colin Fitzpatrick, Tony Danaro, Wally Kulesza, Greg Hutchison
Drivers: Colin Fitzpatrick, Tony Danaro, Greg Hutchison, Drew McDonald
Notes: GPS map view on map base using OSM | gps, gpx and GE files are located in Google Drive