GDTA Guided Walk – Wild Pig Gorge – Sunday November 21

Sunday November 21 – 9.15 assembly for 9.30am departure – return to cars by approx. 3pm.

Walk Grade: Hard (10km): (Some strenuous walking down & up steep, trackless & rocky hillsides)

This 10km approx. walk takes us deep down into the gorge of the variously named Deep Creek / Joyces Creek / McLachlan’s Creek / Muddy Creek north of Kooroocheang, colourfully known by former local identity, the late Jack Sewell, as ‘Wild Pig Gorge’. The walk follows on from insights gained during the Mount Kooroocheang summit walk and is another ‘one off’ walk across private property (with relevant permissions). It starts amongst ancient red gums on a swamp, includes a walk up the Stony Rises (with 84 visible peaks); a steep clamber through basalt boulders down into the gorge; a vertiginous scramble among magnificent old growth yellow box and manna gum alongside the creek; lunch on a stunning isolated, tight meander (locally called ‘Pig Island’), then back up slope to Williams Road via the seldom seen Kooroocheang Falls. Featuring isolated volcanic and gorge landscapes with remnant grassland and woodland that have never been ploughed, with virtually no roads or houses for 3km in any direction. Led by Barry Golding and assisted by Gib Wettenhall, with guest expert, geologist Stephen Carey. Wear sturdy boots and bring poles (if you use them) for the many steep, rocky, grassy and trackless slopes. Dress appropriately for the predicted weather. COVID restrictions allow a socially distanced group of 30. Bring water, cuppa, and plenty of snacks and lunch. Back at the cars by around 3pm.

Registration via closes Thurs 18 November

Exactly where to meet etc. will be provided after registration and a confirmed a few days before the event.