Walkers and their dog enjoying Bellbird Dell

Burwood Walks #23: Bellbird Dell

23/11/2018 Mark Learmonth

OUR twenty-third walk begins at the 75 tram terminus at Vermont South Shopping Centre (coffee anyone?). This tram runs through Burwood for walkers who live along this route. We start the walk at the terminus (Melway 62 G8). The whole route is on Melway map 62. The walk is about 7km, and offers two choices of route (more about that later). If you have binoculars, bring them along.

Maranoa Gardens

Burwood Walks #22: A Walk of Contrasts

31/08/2018 Mark Learmonth

Our twenty-second in this series of walks begins in the centre of Box Hill, a major public transport hub for trains, buses and a tram. We start the walk on the corner of Station and Bank Streets, at the exit of this underpass (Melway 75A F4). The walk is about 7km and can easily be broken into parts.

Burwood Cemetery has some very tall trees.

Burwood Walks #21 – The “Cemetery Trail”

02/06/2018 Mark Learmonth

Our twenty-first walk concentrates on the suburbs of Burwood and Ashwood, with a short diversion into Mount Waverley to take in the view from Essex Heights. We also see one of the less well-known local bushland areas. This walk is gently undulating, and approximately 6km. We start and finish at the Burwood Cemetery, which is one of the older cemeteries in Melbourne. One point to note is that while we walk through several reserves, on the weekday morning I did this walk, all public toilets were locked, but there are some in Burwood Village itself.

Ardrie Park

Burwood Walks #20: The Trail to Ardrie Park

04/05/2018 Mark Learmonth

Our twentieth walk starts in Burwood and heads south to East Malvern station. This walk is gently undulating, and approximately 9km. We walk through many parks, both large and small. Longer than usual, this walk passes three railway stations (Alamein, Darling and East Malvern) so can be undertaken in sections if you prefer.

Two teenagers enjoying a drink in Lower Reserve.

Burwood Walks #19: Central Park

01/12/2017 Mark Learmonth

Our nineteenth walk starts, for the first time, from Camberwell and heads steadily south to Malvern East. The length of this walk is approximately 6km, and the “terrain” is gently undulating.

Ibis Colony in Jells Park

Burwood Walks #18: Jells Park

30/08/2017 Mark Learmonth

Our eighteenth walk takes us to the very east of the Burwood Bulletin “catchment”. The length of this walk is approximately 7km. We start this walk in Glen Waverley, exploring Shepherds Bush, Dandenong Valley Parklands and Jells Park, generally walking in a southerly direction.

Walking along the Ferndale trail

Burwood Walks #17: East to Malvern

21/05/2017 Mark Learmonth

Walk along Toorak Road towards the city and turn into the first street on your left – Myrniong Street. Manchurian Pears, paperbarks, lilly pillys and olives make this a lovely stroll to a large park which we enter beside a big oak. In fact, this whole walk features many attractive street trees.

Blackburn Creeklands

Burwood Walks #16: Blackburn Lake

24/02/2017 Mark Learmonth

Our sixteenth walk takes us to an area which is quite shady; namely the wonderful Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. The length of this walk is 6km, more if you explore the sanctuary. We start this walk at Laburnum Railway Station and walk through the Blackburn Creeklands to the sanctuary.

Walking along the track heading south in Bushy Park Wetlands

Burwood Walks #14: Bushy Park Wetlands

01/12/2016 Mark Learmonth

Our fourteenth walk is a continuation of the twelfth walk, starting at Tally Ho Business Park, in Burwood East, then walking to Glen Waverley and Vermont South. This walk is about 6km, plus 2km for the return bird- hide walk.