The map is the most northerly section of Plenty Gorge Park, where the
river is no longer in a gorge. The open land is between the new
housing development and Plenty River. There are signs of past mining
and farming on the map.
Access to the assembly is via Wilton Vale Road (Melway 184 A4). Wilton Vale was an old farm with a few remains left.
Carome Homestead (also known as Two Beans and a Farm) is on the map
and is worth a visit. Nowadays it has a good café/restaurant but its
history dates back to 1861, and there was a mill nearby. http://twobeansandafarm.com.au/
The longer courses will get to the large geological formation
opposite Carome – it would be worth paying it a visit and climbing to
the top. Beware of the steep cliffs on one side.
Only Course 1 participants will get wet feet crossing the river.
is no pre-entry; just pay and register on the day. You can choose any of
four courses – Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, or Easy, varying in
distance from approx 3 - 8 km. Start any time between 10am and 12 noon. Courses close at 1pm.
Sportident electronic timing will
be used – if you have your own SI stick, you must bring it to use it at
Registration via a touch screen. If you don’t have a stick, one will be
Coaching, equipment loan and refreshments are all included in your entry fee of $10 (adults) and $5 (juniors).
Further information: Ruth Goddard email@example.com