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Nomads Outdoors Group – Mount Evelyn and Silvan Reservoir Walk
The Nomads Outdoors Group
Sunday, 31 May, 2020
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Mount Evelyn, Mount Evelyn,
Enjoy a pleasant Sunday walk in the scenic environs of Mount Evelyn and Silvan Reservoir.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: A moderate 11 km point-to-point walk with a few short steep sections.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: Our walk commences on Tramway Track in Mount Evelyn which connects to Olinda Creek Track and Pipeline Track to provide a route through to Silvan Reservoir. While there is little evidence of its past uses, the route has served several purposes. Originally a tramway used for the collection of firewood to fuel lime kilns ran along the route. During the construction of the Silvan Reservoir an overhead cableway used the same corridor as it ran from the station at Mount Evelyn to the dam wall to convey building materials. Tracks along the route now provide service access to the pipeline which replaced the Mount Evelyn Aqueduct. For our purpose it provides a very pleasant walking track through a break in the eucalypt forest. Having made our way through to Silvan Reservoir Park we’ll find a picnic table and enjoy our lunch break in the pleasant surrounds of the park. After lunch we’ll stroll to the top of the dam wall for a view across the reservoir before leaving the park. We’ll then follow bush tracks and cross over Olinda Creek to reach the last remaining section of the defunct Mount Evelyn Aqueduct. We’ll follow the aqueduct track for around 2 km before meeting Monbulk Road which marks the end of our day’s walk. Our return journey commences with a bus journey through to Lilydale to catch a train back to Ringwood or through to the city.
FURTHER INFORMATION: melbournewater.com.au/community-and-education/about-our-water/water-storage-reservoirs/silvan | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Evelyn_Aqueduct
DISTANCE, TIME & DIRECTIONS: The train journey from Flinders Street to Ringwood is 52 minutes. For driving directions, distance and time enter your starting location at goo.gl/maps/Tr1jma2akkz3yYq17.
TRANSPORT: Access to and from this walk is by public transport only. We will catch the 679 Chirnside Park Shopping Centre bus departing from bus bay 10, Ringwood Railway Station at 11:01am. Ample parking is available in the station car park. For public transport from the city, take the Lilydale train which departs Flinders Street Railway Station at 9:46am. Meet and travel with the group in the front carriage if you wish. The bus journey from Ringwood to Inverness Road Mount Evelyn takes 30 minutes. For the return journey we will take a bus from Mount Evelyn to Lilydale then a train to arrive at or pass through Ringwood Railway Station before 5:00pm. Continuing the train journey back to the city takes a further 42 minutes. All travel from the city is within myki zones 1 & 2 (zone 2 only if starting and ending at Ringwood) with weekend daily caps of $6.50 full fare, $3.25 concession and free for seniors.
FOOD: Carry lunch, snacks and water for your needs throughout the day.
APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress to meet the forecast weather conditions.
BOOKING: This event is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Clicking on https://thenomadsinc.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/28666-mount-evelyn-and-silvan-reservoir-walk – Get Tickets here to obtain a ticket is essential. Visitor tickets are available up to Thursday 28th May unless shown on the website as “Sold Out”. Members are encouraged to obtain their ticket by Thursday 28th May, however free member tickets will remain available after this date unless shown on the website as “Sold Out” or “Sale Ended”. Please confirm that you have obtained a ticket by visiting thenomadsinc.tidyhq.com/member/events or by checking your “Order confirmation” email.
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