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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our fifteenth walk takes us northerly village to village, from Burwood to Mont Albert. This walk starts in Burwood Village and is about 6km.
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.
Our thirteenth walk goes to visit Burwood’s very own university – Deakin. In particular, we will be looking at the interesting Sculpture Walk set up by the University Art Gallery. The 7km walk includes bush and parklands to complete our circuit from Burwood Village.
Our twelfth walk goes south from shady Witchwood Gully Park, with its small playground just west of Burwood One Shopping Centre, coffee and toilets. Melway Map – 61:J7. This walk is between 7km and 9km long.