Our walk will take us through the Red Box-Yellow Gum grassy woodland to a view eastwards and will include powder magazines. The nature reserve is popular with bird watchers.
The heritage-listed property of Callum Brae can tell us a lot about the Commonwealth Soldier Settlement scheme after World War I. While most farm blocks within this scheme failed across Australia, Callum Brae is the most significant surviving example in the ACT, with buildings and fittings remaining essentially unchanged since the 1920s and 1930s. Its proximity to nearby properties of Mugga Mugga and Woden provides historical context and comparisons to aspects of landed gentry. Callum Brae is a working farm today but not accessible to the public, however we will be able to view it from their fence line.
Walk Leader: Linda Roberts
Meet: Entry to Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Narrabundah Lane, Symonston.
Length and terrain: 2 hours/3kms. Bush track and some short ascents.
Bad weather: The walk leader will be at the meeting point where a decision will be made as to whether to proceed or postpone.
Cost: $7 per person