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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Walk into History,Big Pat's Creek Sector

The Walk into History is a 38 km trail extending from Big Pat's Creek to Powelltown.

The small settlement of Big Pat's Creek is about 80 km east of Melbourne, not far from the town of Warburton.

The trail is considered by a number of forest planners to be one of the best scenic forest walks in Victoria.

The two day walk follows old tramway tracks passing through Mountain Ash forests, via old mills and past old logging equipment. The walk can be undertaken in small sections from several access points.

The northern section of the trail follows the former Federal Mill Tramway, linking Big Pat's Creek and the Federation Mill. The mill and tramway were closed down in 1950, but a few relics remain. Big bushfires in 1983 destroyed most of the remaining infrastructure.

I hiked a 4 km (return) section of this trail on April 6, 2008, starting at the Big Pat's Creek picnic area.

My objective is to complete the entire trail in stages - I have already done the 11 km sector from Powelltown to the High Lead carpark on the Noojee Rd.

See the Photos of the trip!

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