Moorabool All Abilities Sculpture Walk

88 Wittick St., Darley 33340

Moorabool All Abilities Sculpture Walk

88 Wittick St., Darley 33340

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30 m
2.02 km
Easy

With excellent views to the surrounding countryside and an attractive looping path to the trees and sculptures of Telford Park, this walk will please everyone in the family and of all abilities.

Moorabool All Abilities Sculpture Walk

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Summary

With excellent views to the surrounding countryside and an attractive looping path to the trees and sculptures of Telford Park, this walk will please everyone in the family and of all abilities.

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Atop Telford Park in the Bacchus Marsh suburb of Darley sits the Moorabool All Abilities Sculpture Trail. This accessible summit encircling walk is capped off with the remarkable indigenous sculptures, Binak Biik, by Aunty Kim Wandin and Chris Joy.

The bronze baskets, basalt rocks and plants acknowledge Wurundjeri women as the weavers and connectors within their community. The sculptures are a visual and tactile experience representing local landscapes and the geology of the Western Plains.

Is this walk accessible to me?
The loop trail can be managed on foot, using a wheelchair or other mobility aids. There is a modest, steady, switch backed slope to the summit and back with an alternative shorter route. Manual wheelchair users may require some assistance. Mobile phone coverage is good. There is no alternative car park.

There is also a connecting path to the beginning of the 1000+ steps trail on the west side of Ramsay Crescent. You can see this steep and challenging recreational climb as one of the views. Check the map signs on the path and the following photos to identify the direction to take at the dividing fork for the All Abilities path.

What is the path like?
The route is a continuous 1.5 meter wide, smooth, sealed path of concrete. There are turning circles for wheelchair users. There is room for carers to walk beside mobility aid users. There are some small drop offs to the surrounding earth and grassy surfaces.

Rest areas
There are seats with back and armrests along the path. Some have wide ranging views across the countryside.

The walk is amongst maturing trees. There have been many new plantings. The walk is largely exposed to the weather.

Picnic tables and an accessible drinking water fountain are located at the start of the walk. Carry water with you.

There are no general public or accessible toilets.

Dogs must always be on a leash and under control. Cyclists may share some pathways.

Public transport
Bus 434 stops 350 meters away outside the Community Hub on Hallets Way. The footpath to the walk is on a moderately steep slope.

Parking
There are 2 accessible parking spaces with protected side zones at the beginning of the path.

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Points of Interest

1. Accessible parking

There are 2 accessible spaces with a protected side zone between them. They have ramped access directly to picnic tables, seating and the walking or rolling path.

2. Accessible drinking water and maps

Right at the start of the path is an accessible drinking water fountain and a map sing for the 1,000 Steps or All Abilities Sculpture Walk.

3. A fork in the path

For the All Abilities Sculpture Walk take the path on the right. The 1,000 Steps is not an accessible walk.

4. The shorter route or the longer route?

If you don't wish to walk or roll the full circuit of the hilltop you can take the path to the right for a shortcut to the summit sculptures. Parts of the path have turning circles wheelchairs.

5. View to Lerderderg State Park

The great views start right from the path as you walk. Note: dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.

6. View to 1,000 Steps

The recreational exercise path on the opposite hillside delivers a view to the challenging 1,000 Steps recreational exercise path.

7. Seating

All seats are directly connected to the path with a paved surfaces and have back and arm rests. Many have views. From here you can view the surprising extent of the Boral Quarries.

8. View across Bacchus March flood plain

This is a good spot from which to observe the changing face of Bacchus Marsh.

9. Binak Biik sculptures

The sculptures are accompanied by an interpretive sign, seating for a rest after your ascent and great views from the summit.

10. The path

The path is smooth, 1,5 meters wide, concrete sealed amongst revegetation. It snakes its way up to minimise the slope. However, it is a steady climb. Manual wheelchair users may require assistance.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Art and culture Art and culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk