Monday, June 29, 2009

Heritage Walk along Plenty River

As part of Eltham & District Historical Society's regular series of heritage walks, the July walk will be along the Plenty River. It will include sites of historic interest along the river at Lower Plenty, Viewbank and Yallambie.

The walk will be on Saturday 4th July and will commence at 2pm on the western side of the old main road bridge in Old Lower Plenty Road, Viewbank (Melway Ref. 20 K9). Anyone wanting transport from Eltham should meet at the Eltham Local History Centre at 1.45pm. The walk will take about two hours. The distance will be between 3 and 4kilometres, going first downstream to the locality of the original ford, then upstream to view “Yallambie” homestead, both from the street and the river parkland at the rear.

Anne Paul and members of the Friends of the Lower Plenty River will also be attendance to add their insight. The walk is open to Society members and the public. There is no charge.

Ring Russell on 9439 9717 to advise if you are coming or for further information. The phone number for contact on the day is 0409 021 063.

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