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Heritage Walk

Jun 23, 2014 

The Lerderderg Heritage River Walk is very scenic with great views of the river and its valley. Parts of the walk are high along the ridge giving good views of the river below, others are actually along the valley floor very close to the river.

The Lerderderg can be quite a fast flowing river but at its upper reaches, it can be a mere trickle in dry times.

A plaque at, what was the Royal Dam, provides lots of interesting details about how gold was extracted from the river way back in the 1800s.

Being an old gold mining area, care is needed if you go off the track to avoid pits and old mine shafts. Much of the track actually follows old miners' water races. This means the track is relatively flat if you stick to it.