GOLD AND BUSH WALKS AROUND DONNYBROOK - EXCURSION THIS SUNDAY JUNE 19
GOLD AND BUSH WALKS AROUND DONNYBROOK – EXCURSION THIS SUNDAY JUNE 19
Donnybrook’s history as a gold mining area is not well known, an oversight that local Andrew Matthews wants to correct.
This Sunday June 19, the Busselton Naturalists Club will spend the day in the Donnybrook area, meeting Andrew at 10.00am to hear the story Donnybrook’s gold history.
In the afternoon, a choice of up to three walks is on offer:
* the Preston River loop covering 5km along the banks of the river
* the Lions Sandhills Walk Trail 4.7km long through the Ryall’s Nature Reserve east of the town or
* the Lions Forest Walk starting at the town cemetery and extending 3.7km through bushland south of Donnybrook
Depending on time available after meeting with Andrew and the possibility of a visit to a Donnybrook Sandstone quarry, one or two of these walks will be completed.
Weather is looking reasonable, with only a couple of millimetres of rain forecast for the day.
A bus is available on the day, leaving at 9.00am sharp from the car park behind McDonald’s fast food takeaway on Peel Terrace almost directly opposite the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre.
The cost of the day is $25 per adult, $10 of which is for Andrew Matthews’ time and story telling.
Bring morning and afternoon tea, a picnic lunch and an umbrella or raincoat just in case.
Bookings are essential by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Club president Bernie on 0408 944 242