Thirteen Mile Bush

10 April 2016

Eight keen trampers met at Church Corner to travel to BenMore Station, not far from Springfield. There was no problem finding the well signposted car-park and we were soon walking on a farm vehicle track in pasture-land dotted with gorse. A few km in, the beech forest starts with a few minor crossings of 13 Mile Bush Stream.

From the car to the hut you gain about 300m in altitude. It took us 2 hours so we had an early lunch and lazed in the sun. The hut is an unusual semi A-frame design. The farmer warned us there were likely to be hunters in the area so we didn’t venture beyond the hut and returned to the cars at mid-afternoon—a good short day out.

We were: Maree Richard, Ruth Barratt, Norman Burden, Joy Schroeder, Dorota Giejsztowt, Sue Piercey, Chris Leaver and Kerry Moore (KM)