Friday, March 2, 2012

April 22 - Walk from Haycock Point to Barmouth - and return

Date: April 22

Meet at: 10:00 at Haycock Point parking area.  To get there, head south on the Prince's Highway from Pambula and turn left at the Ben Boyd National Park turnoff.  Keep driving (dirt road) until you reach the turnoff to "Haycock Point" on your right.

Description:  This walk leads through dry eucalypt forests and heathlands around Haycock Point, following the headland on the southern shore of the Pambula River estuary. From the headland, you can look north up to Merimbula and across the Pambula River to Pambula Beach.  We will then walk on to Barmouth Beach for morning tea (and maybe a swim) and then back to Haycocks for lunch.  The total walk is a pleasant 6 km - there is potential for those wanting to walk further to do so either at Haycocks or Barmouth.

Bring:  Walkers will need to bring water, something for morning tea and a BBQ or picnic lunch.  As we will be back at Haycocks for lunch, lunch can be left in cars until we return.  Although the track is quite an easy walk, it's advisable for walkers to wear reasonably strong shoes - "runners" would be the minimum recommended.  Weather may still be nice enough for a swim in the calm water at Barmouth, so bring swimmers if you are likely to be interested.

Not Walking?:  If you would like to come for lunch but not walk, we should be back at Haycocks between 12:30 and 1pm.

Please email Neil if you will be coming -  - just so we don't leave without you :)