Heritage Walk in Horseshoe Bend
This Heritage Walk will reveal some of the fascinating stories of this historic little area of Maitland tucked away beside the Hunter River.
Join Michael Belcher for a Heritage Walk around Maitland’s unique Horseshoe Bend. Following the walk a splendid afternoon tea will be served at historic Brough House, 73 Church St, Maitland.
Horseshoe Bend has seen immense change in the last 250 years from an almost impenetrable rainforest to a residential and farming flat. Once bounded by the Hunter River, it is now bypassed in areas except in flood time such as 1893 and 1955 when the course of the Hunter was altered in this area.
Horseshoe Bend has been a very tight knit community, our guide included, and still retains many original residences from slab huts to best brick. Development is now being allowed, so it is a great time to see the Bend as a little of the small village it has been for a long time.
Note: Care to be taken during this walking tour. Uneven street walking is involved.