Campaspe River Accessible Walk

Cnr Campaspe Place & Mitchell St., Kyneton 3444

Campaspe River Accessible Walk

Cnr Campaspe Place & Mitchell St., Kyneton 3444

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1 h
3.24 km
Easy

Walk or roll the tree lined banks of the Campaspe River with views across to pretty farmland. It is a great place for picnics and there is a sculpture park to enjoy.

Campaspe River Accessible Walk

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Summary

Walk or roll the tree lined banks of the Campaspe River with views across to pretty farmland. It is a great place for picnics and there is a sculpture park to enjoy.

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Is this walk accessible for me?
This walk is accessible by foot, wheelchair or other mobility aids.

What can I see?
You will see the winding waterway, large trees, a weir, waterbirds, a sculpture park and nearby farms.

How accessible is the path?
There are direction signs. The area is well maintained.

The path is sealed, smooth, wide and gently undulating. There are no steps. One small gully has a nonslip plastic boardwalk with modest slopes to it. Our push wheelchair user managed this alone, but assistance may be required by others.

A wheelchair can turn around and travel side-by-side.

Car parks and local streets provide pick up or drop of options for shorter routes. Mobile phone coverage is good.

Jennings Street dead end connects northern and southern ends of the path. There is no pedestrian crossing.

Path edges meet grass and some dirt patches which may be uneven.

Between the outdoor gym and the weir is a gravel driveway to the river that crosses the walking path. It has no signs.

This riverside walking path may be subject to flooding.

Dogs must be on a leash.

Cyclists may share paths.

Rest areas
There are shady trees. Otherwise, the path is exposed to the weather. An accessible BBQ shelter is provided at Quarry Reserve.

Seating and roll under picnic tables on concrete pads are directly connected to the path. Most have space for mobility aid parking beside them.

A wheelchair accessible viewing / fishing platform and outdoor gym are at the weir. Picnic tables and an accessible drinking water fountain are available. Bins are provided.

There are interesting and accessible signs.

Toilets
Accessible toilets are available at the Kyneton Community Park (1 kilometre away).

Dogs
Dogs must be on leash.

Getting there
There is no public transport. 3 car parks have direct walking path access.

1. Campaspe Place by the river (popular for fishing) on a gravel section of road surrounded by grass.

2. Quarry Reserve gravel car park on the other side of Piper St bridge. Cars parked across the shelter entrance path can block access. If so, the walking path is across grass.

3. The weir has 1 accessible space with protected side space. It has a sealed, firm, wide surface.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice any variations, please let us know.

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“Together More Active” is a partnership between Victoria Walks, Disability Sport & Recreation and Regional Sport Victoria.

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Points of Interest

1. Riverside parking

A short footbridge 1.85 meters wide connects you across a small waterway to the sealed section of the path at Campaspe Place. Parking here is beside a firm gravel road on grass with plenty of room.

2. Under the bridge

Walking or rolling under Piper Street bridge sees the path narrow to 1.28 meters wide. There are safety rails between you and the water.

3. Sculpture Park

On either side of the Piper Street bridge there are many sculptures to admire.

4. Quarry Reserve shelter

Quarry Reserve has an accessible picnic and BBQ shelter. The inside tables are not roll under (outdoors are), but there is space for wheelchairs. Note: parked cars can block the entrance path.

5. The path

The path is sealed, smooth and firm. It is 2.45 meters wide. There are undulations and short slopes that may mean assistance is required for users of push wheelchairs. There are many shade trees.

6. Slopes to a boardwalk

A small gully near Hutton Street is bridged by a wide non slip plastic boardwalk. It has short slopes either side. For push wheelchairs assistance may be required.

7. Jennings Street link

The north and south section of the path are linked by the 80 meter dead end of Jennings Street. There are 2 houses in the dead end, so almost no car traffic. There is no pedestrian crossing.

8. View across the river

Roll under picnic tables on concrete pads connected to the path are placed along the walk. This one has a great view of the river and surrounding farmland.

9. Accessible drinking water

There is 1 accessible drinking water fountain on the path next to the Outdoor Gym. It is a good idea to carry water.

10. Accessible Outdoor Gym

You can walk or roll straight from the path into this Outdoor Gym. This man had put his crutches aside for some rehab work.

11. Greenway Lane crossing

Greenway Lane crosses the walking path giving cars access to the river. Note: there are no warning signs or marked crossing.

12. Seating and signs

There is a mixture of seating types, many have armrests. Most are on concrete pads connected to the path with side space for mobility device parking. Map and information signs are provided.

13. The weir

The weir is a stretch of the river banked up by a dam wall. Accessible signs provide interesting details.

14. Accessible parking

One accessible parking space with protected side space is provided on Mill Street by the weir. It has plenty of surrounding space with a sealed, firm and smooth surface.

15. Wheelchair accessible viewing platform

A fishing or viewing platform over the weir has ramped access and safety rails.


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk