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2022 01 20 Evatt Melba Social Walk with MelbaShed

This was a 6.4Km Easy-Medium walk from the Melba Shed Car park in Melba, Canberra up through the suburb of Evatt, then down through Melba stopping at Ruby’s Cafe for coffee etc. This was Melba Shed walk No 264 of 20th Jan 2022.

Featured image – House in Melba Damaged by Falling Gum Tree during a Storm

I led this walk with 5 of us having met at the Shed & started walking around 8.10AM. It was planned as a social walk thus we didn’t have a definitive planned route nor a time schedule, except to keep it local and finish well before lunch which we achieved easily.

We walked through Melba then up through Evatt past the Catholic School to Evatt shops where we stopped for Coffee, Shakes & a bun at Ruby’s Café & Bar.

Leaving there we went NW into Melba & stopped briefly to visit Harrys previous rental place in Bath Place before heading down a great path that took us right back down to nearly Copland College.

We finished by a detour up and down Scarlett St Melba to see a house which had a gum tree land on its roof before the final laneway traverse & back to the Shed car park.

The weather was windy, cloudy with 16C as we started & 18C as we finished.

It was an Easy-Medium walk of 6.4Km taking 2hrs 25m.

Walkers:  Bob Salmond, Drew McDonald, Harry Angel, Peter Coppin, Greg Hutchison

Map of walkfiles including gps located in Google Drive  

Notes re Map:  GPS Map View provided using Garmin Basecamp on an Open Street Maps (OSM)  base | The area of the walk is covered by the NSW 1:25,000 topo map CANBERRA


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