Fifteen Batemans Bay bushwalkers recently undertook a circuit hike along the Clyde River and surrounding National Park.
An access road to the river revealed a quirky find, a lyrebird’s nest that was currently unoccupied.
The tidal retreat had been timed to perfection by the walk’s organiser, enabling the group to hike along the water’s edge where ever possible.
The group earned the delightful scenery as they navigated swampy soil, old mangrove trees and the remnants of the early oyster industry, where oysters were generated naturally on horizontal rows of the discarded ballast of the steam traders in the early days of European settlement.
After lunch on the river bank the group climbed through steep and overgrown country to reach a seldom used forest trail back to their vehicles.
A brief stop on their return trip allowed walkers to admire the magnificent view of Batemans Bay township and river estuary from Holmes Lookout.
First formed in 1985, Batemans Bay Bushwalkers have about 200 members. We are not-for-profit and run by volunteers.
We publish four Walks Programs per year, with two walks a week of varying grades.
For more information go to the website www.baybushwalkers.org.au.