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A climb near Babbington Hill in the Wombat State Forest, passing by a beautiful reservoir and an historic mineral spring. Refreshments back at the starting point at Lyonville’s Radio Springs Hotel.

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Moderate 9.7 km circuit walk.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: This scenic walk highlights some of the interesting history of Lyonville, located in the Daylesford Spa Country. Starting at the Radio Springs Hotel we pass through the local settlement and farmland that gives way to the densely treed Wombat State Forest, The area originally attracted James Lyon, after whom the town is named, and who built large sawmills in the region. We pass by the Bullarto Reservoir then circuit near the Babbington Hill (822m) before descending to the historic Lyonville Spring for lunch with its mineral waters. From the mineral springs we walk along the old tramway route that parallels the Loddon River. The walk will end at the starting point, Radio Springs Hotel, where we can have afternoon refreshments afterwards.