Our twenty-fourth walk begins at East Malvern Railway Station. For public transport users in Burwood, SmartBus 903 runs south along Warrigal Road on its journey to Mordialloc. After Ashwood, it descends into Holmesglen. Leave the bus here, go to Holmesglen station, taking a citybound train for just one station to East Malvern. The walk is about 7km, and mainly level. Melway maps 69 and 68 cover the route. Sections of the walk have no tree cover, so prepare accordingly. If you have binoculars, bring them along.
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.
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.
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.