Urban Forest Reserve

Burwood Walks #24: Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Walk

03/04/2019 Mark Learmonth

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.

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.