TUGGERANONG CREEK BELOW DAM WALL

I tweeted a few photographs today of a walk I take near the Lake Tuggeranong dam wall. I received quite a few replies asking about the area so I have taken a few pictures and a short video to give anyone interested a feel for the track. It's a nice easy walk with the added bonus of a 19th century heritage drystone wall along the way...

Starting from Athlon drive opposite the Tuggeranong swimming pool we head down towards the spillway of the Tuggeranong Lake dam and enter the Murrumbidgee Corridor and well posted Territory Land:


Looking back towards the Lake Tuggeranong dam spillway after entering the corridor...


The track, which is a gentle walk, winds off toward the Bullen Ranges...


About halfway is a sturdy footbridge crossing the creek that appears to go nowhere... We stay on this side and continue down the track.


The view down the creek from "nowhere" bridge with the creeks banks lush with native pines...


Shortly after we enter the Bullen Range Nature Reserve with the still easy track meandering off towards the Murrumbidgee River and the Bullen Range beyond.


Shortly after we come to a fork in the track. Take the left fork and you go to the 1860's Tuggeranong stone boundary wall and to the right you continue following the creek. The wall was built to define the once enormous grazing estates of Yarralumla and Lanyon (and I believe end a dispute over the boundary).The wall can be seen below...


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This is where I turned around as the weather was getting too hot. Time about an hour return...




If you want to walk the creek the parking is troublesome. A car track has been worn into the Athlon drive Kambah bound lane just past the traffic lights opposite the Tuggeranong swimming pool however I would suggest parking at the swimming pool and walking across at the lights.

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