There are two bushwalking clubs in the Eurobodalla Shire – Batemans Bay Bushwalkers to the north and Dalmeny Narooma Bushwalkers to the south.
Last week both groups combined to do a joint 10km walk in the Bodalla State Forest west of Dalmeny.
The walk was originally explored by the Dalmeny Narooma Club and they did a great job putting together a circuit through some pretty wild country.
The walkers followed old and overgrown trails through lush vegetation to some abandoned mine sites, now well hidden among the tangles of fallen trees and water vine. Along the way they climbed to the top of a ridge and enjoyed morning tea amongst tumbles of rocky outcrops.
All managed to stay dry on the two creek crossings and ended up following a rapidly disappearing trail beside a creek, enjoying the towering river peppermints and swamp mahoganys with an understorey of tree ferns and ground ferns.
In the dappled winter sunlight it was a perfect finish to a very interesting walk with great company.
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