Axedale extension and Heathcote for the long weekend
Getting to Axedale
Garry Long representing the Friends met with City of Greater Bendigo staff at Axedale earlier this week to look at various options for taking the trail into Axedale – and for getting across the Campaspe River.
The route to Heathcote proposed in 2006 used the current bridge to cross the river then followed an easement up the hill, crossed the highway, then joined the old railway alignment well past the quarry. Some other options are now being examined which would take the trail closer to the old alignment through that section. Nothing is definite yet, but it could be a much more attractive route.
Friends on show at Heathcote on Show
Victoria Hill Road, Heathcote: Parts of the old railway are now in use as roads.
Ken and Margaret Hanson will be manning an exhibit in the RSL hall during Heathcote’s long weekend festivities. The council has provided some lovely maps showing the possible route through to Heathcote. Ken and Margaret have ridden rail trails all over Australia and are keen to share their passion for this new one close to home. If you’ll be in Heathcote over the weekend, drop in and say hello to them.