Walking Since 1939

Navigation Training Day at Chewton CANCELLED


Distance: 10km

Walk Description

Opportunity to develop your map and compass navigation skills off track in open bushland near Chewton.  The distance for the day will be less than ten kilometres, but it will be mostly off track, and may include one or more short, steep climbs.  It will also include a lot of stopping to discuss and practice navigation skills.


Maps:  Victoria Topographical Map 1:25,000  ‘Chewton’.  Copies will be supplied for the day. 


Directions for Drivers:  Take the Calder Freeway north-west to the exit onto the B180 Highway to Castlemaine, 109 kilometres from Melbourne.  Meet just past the exit at 10.15am.

Proceed from there in convoy.

Starting point for the day is near the Railway Dam, off to the left, approximately 3 kilometres past the exit.


Clothes and Equipment: This is essentially an off track exercise, so a strong pair of comfortable boots and gaiters would be ideal.  And bring a warm jacket and your waterproof jacket just in case.

You’ll need a compass, although please don’t go out and buy one without speaking with me first.  I do have a few spare compasses that can be used on the day.


Food:  You will need lunch and munchies.


Water:  Bring water for the day.  Suggest at least one litre.

There may not be any water on route.


Transport:  Car pooling to be arranged by leader.



Booking is  required for this walk.   The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will organise car-pooling and provide details of where and when to meet.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $7.
Please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, NO credit cards.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.


What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (at least 1 litre)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots
• Gaiters would be ideal
• Compass (although the leader may be able to loan you one – refer above)

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.


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Activity Date(s)


April 25, 2020 10:15 am


April 25, 2020 4:30 pm







Ken S

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