Diggers Creek, Mt Disappointment State Forest
Distance: 13 to 14 kilometres
A fabulous little walk … and close to Melbourne too. The proposed walk is only 13 to 14 kilometres, but its in fairly rugged country, and it’s mostly off track. It involves some very pleasant walking along Diggers Creek and up the gorge, but includes one short but very steep climb of 90 metres, and two short sharp descents of 80 and 50 metres respectively.
Other Equipment: This is essentially an off track walk and a strong pair of comfortable boots and gaiters would be ideal.
Food: You will need lunch and munchies.
Water: Bring water for the day. Suggest two litres.
There is water on route, but it probably should be treated.
Transport: Car pooling to be arranged by leader.
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.
Drivers can choose whether they wish to take passengers or not.
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.
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
• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots
• Hand Sanitiser
• Face Mask (if required)
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.
Emergency Club Contact
The emergency club contact for this walk is Ken. The leader can provide you with the contact’s phone number, if you wish to pass this on to any friend/family member who may be concerned if you return late.
- You should not be attending this event if you are Covid-19 positive and/or are required to be in quarantine or isolation.
- If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or are a contact of someone with Covid-19, please follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.
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
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November 11, 2023 10:15 am
November 11, 2023 4:30 pm