Tuesday, July 12, 2016

2016 Bush to Beach Walk - Fremantle to Canning Bridge

Sunday 25th September


Welcome to the 2016 Bush to Beach Walk. This walk is being organised by the Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc in conjunction with the Swan Estuaries Reserves Action Group (SERAG) which supports the Marine Park and adjacent A-Class Nature Reserve and other remnant bushland in and around Alfred Cove.

Proposed date for the walk is World Rivers Day (Sunday 25th September).

Each year for the past 13 years the Friends of Shenton Bushland have collaborated with other friends groups to organise a walk through remnant bush lands and coastal areas in Perth's western suburbs.

This year's walk is planned to begin at 10am on Sunday 25th September at the Fremantle Train Station. The walk is 19km long, with a couple of stops for morning tea, a (byo) picnic lunch break at  Alfred Cove and ending at the Canning Bridge Train Station in the afternoon. SERAG will provide some extra refreshments at our lunch stop at Alfred Cove.

Participants are welcome to walk the entire trail or sections that suit their interests.

 See google maps for detailsPlease register using the 'Register' box on the right hand side of this page. Please indicate how many participants are coming.


Friday, August 21, 2015

2015 Bush to Beach Walk

2015 Bush to Beach Walk - Star Swamp, Trigg Bushland, Lake Gwelup, and Carine Open Space - Sunday 20th September

Welcome to the 2015 Bush to Beach Walk. This walk is being organised by the Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc in conjunction with the Friends of Star Swamp and Friends of Trigg Bushland.

Each year for the past 12 years the Friends of Shenton Bushland have collaborated with other friends groups to organise a walk through remnant bush lands and coastal areas in Perth's western suburbs.
This year's walk is planned to begin at 10am on Sunday 20th September at the Carine Open Space car park off Beach Road. The walk is 16km long, with a stop for a (byo) picnic lunch break at Charles Riley reserve, and ends at the starting spot (Carine Open Space) in the afternoon. The start/end spot is a one kilometre walk from the Warwick Train Station.

Participants are welcome to walk the entire trail or sections that suit their interests.

Please register using the 'Register' box on the right hand side of this page. Please indicate how many participants are coming.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reflections from the Bush to Beach Walk

We had perfect weather for the walk ... cool start with a fresh easterly and cloud, but warming up as we went along .. and a wonderful group of participants (about 40 joined us for various sections along the way) ...and the tide was out so far that we were able to visit places otherwise hard to get to!

Some highlights from the walk (thanks to Nancye Miles-Tweedie for the photos!) include ...
Regeneration work done by APACE in North Fremantle
Photo courtesy Nancye Miles-Tweedie

A beautiful little patch of vegetation in North Fremantle ...


Photo courtesy Nancye Miles-Tweedie
Sue sharing her knowledge at Garangup Park beach


Walking along Mosman Bay foreshore ... look carefully and you will see the Osprey circling amongst the trees!
Photo courtesy Nancye Miles-Tweedie

Ahh... rest at last!

Friday, September 5, 2014

2014 Bush to Beach Walk

2014  Bush to Beach Walk - Sunday 12th October

Welcome to the 2014 Bush to Beach Walk. This walk is being organised by the Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc in conjunction with the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland.We have invited a number of guest presenters to interpret the route along the way.

This walk is being organised to celebrate the completion of the Wardun Beelier Bidi stage of the Whadjuk Trails Network that the Friends of Shenton Bushland initiated over 10 years ago as part of the campaign to save the Underwood Avenue Bushland.

For each year since then the Friends of Shenton Bushland have collaborated with other friends groups to organise a walk through remnant bush lands and coastal areas in Perth's western suburbs.

The walk is planned to begin at 10am on Sunday 12th October at the North Fremantle Train Station. The walk is 14km long, with a stop for a picnic lunch break at at Chidley Point and ends at Cottesloe Train Station early in the afternoon. Details of the walk are still being arranged with the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland so these details may change. Anyone who registers will be notified of any changes.

Participants are welcome to walk the entire trail or sections that suit their interests.




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Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013  Bush to Beach Walk - Sunday 22nd September

Welcome to the 2013 Bush to Beach Walk. This walk is being organised by the Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc in conjunction with the Western Metropolitan Region of Council's community launch of the Bush to Beach Trail. Funding participants for the development of the trails included WESROC, Department of Sport and Recreation and Lotterywest. The Whadjuk network of trails will eventually link remnant bushland and wetland areas throughout Perth's western suburbs.

This walk is being organised to celebrate the completion of the first of six stages in the network. The Bush to Beach trail runs from Rosalie Park in Shenton Park to Cottesloe via Lake Jualbup, Shenton Bushland, Perry Lakes, Bold Park, Lake Claremont, Allen Park, Swanbourne and Grant Marine Park.

The walk begins with a Noongar welcome and smoking ceremony at Rosalie Park at 9.30am on Sunday 22nd September. The walk is 16km long, with a lunch break at Reabold Hill.

Participants are welcome to walk the entire trail or sections (such as Rosalie Park to Reabold Hill, or Reabold Hill to Grant Street).



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Friday, November 16, 2012

Official Launch of the Whadjuk Walking Trails Network

The Whadjuk Trails Network was officially launched today.
The launch involved a Welcome to Country by Neville Collard, and I realised that we have not consulted well with Nyungah Elders in planning our walks in the past.
The Nyungah Elders presented Councillors with a message stick as part of the opening.
Photo courtesy of Robyn Benken

Following the launch at Allen Park, we walked 1.6km to Cottesloe along part of the route.
Below is the text of my presentation at the launch
(Photo courtesy of Robyn Benken)

In August 2002, in the midst of a campaign to save the university bushland in Underwood Avenue, I realised that we had to encourage the wider community to use and appreciate our remnant bushland areas if we wished to preserve them for future generations. With this idea in mind, the Friends of Shenton Bushland began to organise annual walks through Underwood Avenue bushland. Over time, other people got involved in organising the walks, including Lesley Shaw from Friends of Allen Park, Susie Ross from Lake Claremont, and Robyn Benken from Cottesloe Coastcare, and we began to broaden our concept to embrace the idea of a network of trails through remnant bush lands in Perth's western suburbs. The idea grew, and more people became involved including Stephanie Clegg from Friends of Bold Park, Sue Conlan from Town of Mosman Park, Trish Hewson from Friends of Hollywood Reserve, and Marg Owen from Friends of Underwood Avenue Bushland, and our walks ranged over an area from the Herdsman's Lake to North Fremantle.
At times we have had up to 80 participants on the walks, and found that we had to put walk markers out before the walk to make sure none of the participants get lost, and then collect the markers after the walk, and we began to think: wouldn't it be nice if the trails had permanent markers?
In 2007 we obtained funding from LotteriesWest through the TrailsWest program to begin formalising the trails network, and as part of that project, Lesley Shaw, her daughter Frankie, and June Weller drew up some exquisite logos for each of the trail sections, many of which you can see on the map.
In 2010, Vicki Shannon, the City of Nedlands Bushcare Officer, and Greg Simpson, WESROC project officer developed the trails network concept into a project that WESROC could implement, resulting in the appointment of Sally Wallace as project officer to bring this project to it's present stage. We are indebted to Vicki and Greg for their initiative, and to WESROC for their commitment to bring the project to this stage.
Looking forward, we probably need to think about setting up a foundation along the lines of the Bibbulman Track Foundation to guide and manage the future development of these trails, and to involve the corporate sector and the wider community in funding and managing that development.
We therefore look forward to coming years where we can organize walks along these trails, and enjoy the walk without having to worry about setting out walk markers or losing participants along the way.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Photos from 2012 Riverside Bush to Beach Walk

Wet weather has been a feature of Bush to Beach walks for most of its 10 year history, and this year's walk was no exception. Almost forty participants braved the weather to begin their exploration of the river at Claremont Jetty, and followed a 14 kilometre course along the river to end at Kings Park.




 At Pt Resolution, City of Nedlands Bushcare Officer Vicki Shannon (right) talked to us about the massive amount of work being done at the site to restore the bushland and foreshore area.

(photo courtesy of Marg Owen)




Local historian Anthea Harris showed us photos of the history of the foreshore and gave participants an insight into the way the area has changed over the past 100 years.


Murray Thomas, senior science teacher at Shenton College showed us around Pelican Point and told us about the local and migratory birds that use the reserve.

(photo courtesy of Marg Owen)



After lunch at Matilda Bay Stephanie Clegg and Robyn Benken informed our walk up through the escarpment of Kings Park that was burnt in the fire of 2009.


Anyone interested in planning next year's walk is welcome to contact Dani Boase-Jelinek, Friends of Shenton Bushland Inc (0420334601)