Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Hidden Valley rail trail preserving natural values

The North Central Review newspaper posted a story in its 18 January edition, which reported on the December 2021 community working bee that was conducted on a 1.2km section of the former railway line between Heathcote Junction and Bendigo.

A number of community groups have taken a lead to develop a much needed local public walking and cycling trail, by clearing fallen trees, removing undergrowth and invasive weeds, as well as identifying remnants of the native vegetation that once covered the surrounding area. A second community working bee took place early in January 2022, which attracted more community members excited about the prospect that this 1.2km section of former railway reserve is likely to become a part of a continuous trail between Wallan/Hidden Valley/Wandong and Kilmore.

Volunteer community members hard at work 9 Jan 2022. Photo: Lindsay Clay

More details can be read in the published newspaper article, including comments made by Upper Merri Landcare facilitator Chris Cobern, via this link to the North Central Review newspaper‘s 18 January digital edition. There is the opportunity to also subscribe to this local newspaper’s on-line editions, which will help support the development of local community facilities.

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