Walking Since 1939

Lerderderg Gorge: Alexander Technique plus an optional extra walk


Walk Description

How to protect your knees and feet using the Alexander Technique

David Moore has been an Alexander teacher for the past 35 years. The Alexander technique is a way of identifying faulty patterns of posture and movement which may put pressure on different joints of the body and learning ways of changing them.

From 9.30am to 12.30 pm we will focus on the Alexander technique looking in detail at participants’ individual walking and posture.

We will then have lunch and do a short walk to Graham’s Dam (Easy, 3kms). From there we will explore a very short walk up and down the start of the very steep number 1 track.

The session will finish there. You then have the options of returning to your car,  staying at the dam and swimming or doing the extra walk below:


Extra Walk: 

This will be the Lerderderg circuit walk – tracks 1 & 2 taking about 3 hours.  These are very steep and rugged tracks, graded 4, and you will need a reasonable level of fitness to do this walk. There are several river crossings, and possibly several good swimming pools on the way back.


What to Bring: 

Along with your normal day walking equipment (refer list below) you will need to bring:

Different boots and walking shoes which you may use
Walking poles if you use them
Packs which my may use, including a loaded overnight pack
Your bathers if you would like to swim



Transport to and from the walk location is by car. Please indicate your transport requirements and preferences on the booking request form when you book in.

If you don’t have a car, we can’t guarantee to provide you with a lift – this will depend on available drivers and their locations.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please discuss the preferred method of payment with your driver.



Booking is required for this walk. Please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this one. Refer to Walking Grades which, in conjunction with the walk description, will help you assess whether you have the required walking fitness and experience to do this walk.

The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will provide details of where and when to meet.

By booking into this event you acknowledge that you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $7.

To avoid handling cash, non-members are required to pre-pay their booking fee.
You can pay by Paypal. If you are not a Paypal member, you can use Paypal to pay by credit or debit card.

If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.
There will be no refunds, so please do not book unless you are fully committed to walking.


What to bring

• Refer list under Walk Description for special items for this event, plus:
• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots
• Hand Sanitiser

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.


Safety and Ambulance Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. If conditions are hazardous, the walk may be cancelled. If any doubts at all, check your emails the night before and the morning of the event. For more details refer to Joining a walk and your safety

If you are Covid-19 positive, have any Covid-19 symptoms or are a contact of someone with Covid-19, please follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.


Still have questions?

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

Activity Date(s)


December 3, 2023 9:15 am


December 3, 2023 4:30 pm







David M

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