Short bushwalk, Moglonemby (Seven Creeks Bushland Reserve)

Euroa-Shepparton Rd., Moglonemby 3666

Short bushwalk, Moglonemby (Seven Creeks Bushland Reserve)

Euroa-Shepparton Rd., Moglonemby 3666

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17 m
1.17 km
Easy

A pleasant open, grassy woodland (Grey Box, Yellow Box and Red Gum) location for a short bushwalk with Seven Creeks frontage.

Short bushwalk, Moglonemby (Seven Creeks Bushland Reserve)

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Summary

A pleasant open, grassy woodland (Grey Box, Yellow Box and Red Gum) location for a short bushwalk with Seven Creeks frontage.

Description

This short bushwalk is accessible to all ages. There is plenty of car parking space well off the main road. It is a good walk for those who are happy to enjoy a small patch of plains bush (6HA) without having to travel too far off the beaten track. It could be a nice place for a picnic, but don't expect seats and tables.

Recent installation of a locked vehicle gate and bollarded pedestrian entry are designed to restrict access to walkers only. The woodland is open and the tracks are clear. Most of the track surfaces are fairly flat and even. Some have humps put in by dirt bikers, but you can avoid these. It is quite easy to get around for walkers less agile and kids can run off without getting lost (but be mindful of the open water).

There is a stretch of Seven Creeks frontage at the back of the Reserve which you may choose to walk along. It is interesting to note the eroded embankment on the eastern side as opposed to that to the west.

The tracks criss cross the site between ephemeral water holes and an old billabong hollow. Due to the clay base, these are more likely to hold water in the wetter months. Otherwise, the ground dries quickly. Look for wildflowers in Spring.

The outlooks are to the broad vistas of the cropping and grazing lands of the northern plains country.

Small, compact and accessible, this is quite a nice spot for a refresher break. Hopefully, recent revegetation and gating works will help to alleviate some issues with rubbish, firewood collection and use by off road vehicles and motor bikes.

Amenities:
Car parking
Motorbike deterrent entrance
Flora and fauna habitat

Cautions:
Open water
Limbs may fall
Embankments
Uneven ground
No potable water
Remnant fencing
Slippery surfaces
Subject to flooding
Snakes may be active
Tracks may not be clear
Carry food, water, be SunSmart
Be equipped for self-reliant hiking
Mobile reception may be unreliable
Be mindful to keep within the Reserve

Restrictions:
No dogs
No firearms
No hunting
No camping
No illegal fishing
Take rubbish with you
No firewood collection
Do not remove soil of rock
Native flora and fauna are protected
No fires in the open
Closed on days of total fire ban
No 4WD or motor bike access

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Points of Interest

1. Entrance gate

There is plenty of car parking space off the main road at the entrance. The gates are designed to admit walkers and restrict firewood collectors, off road vehicles and dirt motorcycles.

2. Impressive trees

A feature of many Bushland Reserves are the impressive mature trees that have survived the surrounding land clearing. This Yellow Box could tell some stories.

3. Rubbish

There is some rubbish around. Hopefully, the recently installed gates will deter littering in the future. A community clean up is due.

4. Seven Creeks - one view

The creek frontage runs all the way along the eastern boundary. At this point there is erosion. Beware of undercuts.

5. Revegetation

With a view to improving habitat and rehabilitating areas of past off road abuse, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has undertaken planting of local native seedlings.

6. View east

The view across the plains grazing land to the east sees the foothills of the Strathbogie Tablelands.

7. Seven Creeks - another view

From this spot the Sevens presents with more vegetation and embankments better equipped to resist erosion.

8. View north

Looking north across this cropping land is plains country as far as the eye can see.

9. The track

The track is relatively flat, smooth and even. It has been used by dirt bikes, which can make it muddy in places. Walking off track is an option in this open woodland. Take care on uneven ground.

10. Ephemeral water holes

Waterholes and an old billabong dot the site. These dry out quickly in the warmer months or during the absence of rain.

11. Floral displays

The mid story and shrub layer is sparse in this open grassy woodland. Spring is the time to see floral displays from the likes of Wattles and this Gorse Bitter Pea. Look out for small wildflowers.


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