Walking Group 19th Nov 2016

Published: Tuesday, 01 November 2016


The next ABC Walking Group event will be on Saturday 19th November. This will be an opportunity to explore part of the Bay Trail as we walk from Mordialloc to Sandringham admiring the scenic coastal views along the way.

The plan is to travel by train from Ashburton to Mordialloc and return from Sandringham station in the afternoon. If there is a northerly wind on the day we may walk in the opposite direction.

On the 13km walk, we’ll pass the Beaumaris Cliffs, Ricketts Point, Half Moon Bay, Red Bluff, various yacht clubs, some beautiful beaches and, of course, several cafes and coffee shops.

Wear comfortable walking shoes, we’ll be on good paths most of the time but there may be some beach walking too. Bring lunch, water and a MYKI card with you. We’ll meet at Ashburton Station at 9am for a 9:09 departure and be back at Ashburton by 4pm (or earlier if you walk quickly!).

Please reply by email or contact David Fearn-Wannan to let us know if you're planning to come. Click here to see the photos of previous walks.

Walking Group - 9 July 2016

Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016

Emerald Cockatoo Bike ride 1 970x539Come and join us on Saturday 9th July for the next ABC walking group expedition. This 12km walk through Emerald Lake Park and Wrights Forest in the Dandenong Ranges begins in Emerald. We'll follow a well formed track to Cockatoo for lunch and a coffee before returning to Emerald on a slightly different route in the afternoon. Full track description here. For those who would prefer a shorter walk, it is possible to return to Emerald on the local bus (bring a MYKI card).

We’ll meet in the Marquis St car park at 9am where we'll organise cars for the 45 minute drive to Emerald. We expect to return to Ashburton by about 3pm.

Bring your lunch, a water bottle, a waterproof coat (if rain is forecast) and comfortable walking shoes. Contact David Fearn-Wannan or the ABC Office for more information.

Please reply by email to let us know if you're planning to come.

Click here to see photos of previous walks.

House of Hope Opening

Published: Monday, 18 April 2016


The Ashburton House of Hope was opened on 14 February 2016.  This article about the opening was recently published in the Ashburton Community Newsletter.

Walking Group - 9 April 2016

Published: Monday, 22 February 2016

Come and join us on Saturday 9th April for the next ABC walk. This 12km urban walk takes us through some of the beautiful parks and bushland in Boroondara and Banyule. Along the way we’ll explore Hyde Park, the Burke Road Billabong and the Heidelberg School Artists Trail.

StreetonSignWe’ll start at 9.30 am in Boroondara Park (cnr Dudley Pde and Myrtle Rd, Canterbury). We’ll finish with lunch in Banksia Park, Heidelberg and return to the starting point by car by about 2pm (after a quick car shuffle).

Bring your lunch, a water bottle and comfortable walking shoes. Contact David Fearn-Wannan or the ABC Office for more information.

Click here to see a map of the walk. Click here to see photos of previous walks.