Sherwood Heritage Walk


Longing for signs of spring? Save the date of 10 September, which is not our usual fourth Sunday of the month but our timing will match the delightful display of daffodils and jonquils in this remote heritage-listed precinct at the foot of the Brindabellas.

Both our destination and starting point are on the ACT Heritage Register. If you regard these sites as isolated, consider raising a family at the foot of the Brindabellas at Sherwood 160 years ago! Discover why it is called Sherwood. Nothing remains of Henry and Eliza Phillips’ slab hut nor dairy farm but for the exotic plantings of oaks and bulbs – glorious spring flowering bulbs, which will make the trek (an hour each way) from Blue Range campground worth it. Blue Range has its own interesting story of Italian internees during World War II. Leader: Linda Roberts

Note: This walk is longer and more strenuous than our suburban walks with a long downhill and uphill. Bring a snack and enjoy the picnic facilities (with toilets) at the meeting point. Detailed directions will be provided in the reminder a few days before the walk. For the comfort and safety of other walkers, we do not allow dogs on our walks.

We will meet at Blue Range Campground, Blue Range Road, off Brindabella Road, Uriarra which is about 45 minutes drive from Civic so allow sufficient time.

Bookings open on 10 August at