Our seventh walk starts at the north-east corner of Burwood Highway and Elgar Road (Melway 61 A6; tram stop 62), then moves upstream along Gardiners Creek Trail, which includes the Whitehorse Heritage and Artists’ trails.
Our sixth walk starts at Burwood Heights Shopping Centre, at tram stop 66 on Burwood Highway (Melway 61 F6), visiting two special Mount Waverley reserves. This walk is between 6km and 8km long, and takes us through Damper Creek reserve.
Our fifth walk starts on Toorak Road at tram stop 53 (Lithgow St – Melway 60 D6). This time we walk around Hartwell for between 5km and 7km.
Our fourth walk starts and finishes at Burwood Railway Station (eastern side) or tram stop 53 (Lithgow Street) on Toorak Road (Melway 60 D6). Discover the indigenous flora reserve right in the heart of Burwood/Ashburton and walk 6-7 km.
Our third walk starts at Through Rd (tram stop 55, Melway 60 F6) and goes to Wattle Park Shopping Centre. It is roughly 6km long, although you can spend several hours in Wattle Park if you choose.
Our second walk runs roughly parallel to Burwood Highway. he whole walk, about 8km, is from Beryl Street (tram stop 55, Melway 60 F6) to Burwood Heights Shopping Centre (stop 66), but you can shorten it by simply heading north, back to the highway, and catching a tram!
Welcome to this new series of articles in the Bulletin. The areas around Burwood have lots of walking tracks and cycle paths to explore, and interesting sights to see. These walks will be short half-day ones, approximately 6km, and may involve public transport for part of the journey. Put on your walking shoes, charge your myki, carry some water and your copy of the Bulletin, dress for the weather on the day and join us for a walk in our local district. Melway map references (in brackets) help you along the way.