2022 02 17 Shepherds Walking Track with MelbaShed

This was a 8.1Km Easy-Medium walk from the Link Building at 1 McClymont Way, Ginninderry at and back to Shepherd’s Lookout using the new Shepherd’s Walking Track. This was Melba Shed walk No 267 of 17th Feb 2022.

Featured image – Stile on the Walking Track. Its a vert steep all metal one

Pictures in Google Photos

I led this walk with 6 of us having met at the Shed by 8AM & then driving in two cars to The Link, Ginninderry. We drove by way of Drake-Brockman Dr then Pro Hart Ave to 1 McClymont Way, Ginninderry.

From the Link we walked around it and over a dam to the Straithnarn Arts Association Building and checked out that Cafe Stepping Stone was there for having coffee after the walk. Unfortunately we ran out of time for coffee later. We then went north over grass and back to a gate that led us down a section of the BNT for a round 400m. Then we turned left through a sign-posted walk where the Shepherds Walking Track officially started & followed it all the way too to where it joined the Old Shepherds Lookout Track from Stockdill Drive.

Walk through entry to Shepherds Walking Track

We then took a track south towards the Molonglo but stopped to view the new Stockdill Main Electricity Sub-station & the Sewerage Works. We then went west along a track to the Shepherds Lookout, one of the best lookout views along the Murrumbidgee River. On the way we walked past the junction where a track goes down to the Molonglo River & East Uriarra Picnic Grounds.

After the usual group pics on the lookout & a short morning break we headed back along the direct track & took the new Shepherds Track back to the cars. On the way we took a left version of the track & stopped to take in views from 4 separate lookout spots. One lookout required a 200m diversion to & from it. We reached the cars around 11.38AM.

The total walk was 8.1Km of which the new walking track was only 6.8km. This was an Easy-Medium walk taking us 3hrs18m.

Walkers:  David Leach, Drew McDonald, Harry Angel, John Edge, Peter Coppin, Greg Hutchison. Drivers: Drew, Peter

Map of walk | Pictures in Google Photos  | files including gps located in Google Drive  

Notes re Map:  GPS Map View provided using Garmin Basecamp on an OZtopo Map base with permission of © BKK Enterprises Pty Ltd, http://www.gpsoz.com.au | The area of the walk is covered by the NSW 1:25,000 topo map UMBURRA. The current version does not show the new walking track but does show Shepherd’s Lookout

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