November 06, 2007

Jerrabomberra Wetlands

This was my target for a run last Saturday.

The intention was to run along the South side of LBG from the Yarralumla Bay rowing club, using the recreational paths, until Kingston, make the connection through the Wetlands to Molonglo Reach, and then return along those paths back along the northern side of the lake under kings avenue bridge, and back to the rowing club.

This was in preference to just a run around West Basin, or around West Basin and central Basin.

It turned out to be about 18km, and was a bit convoluted in getting through the wetlands, but once on the wetlands tracks, getting through the wetlands was a breeze. There is even a bridge (wooden) to cross.

A couple of cyclists, and a race walker in training were there at the same time as me, and a few tourists, and even some birdwatchers with binoculars.

I read in the paper this week that the proposed cycle path supposed to pass through the wetlands, has been rerouted to avoid disturbing the wildlife.

So a full circuit of the lake is possible, with numerous possible combinations.

At present, the connection through to the wetlands is a little convoluted near the Kingston foreshores developments, but it makes an interesting challenge to find the way, and even then, there are minor variations in choice of roads to run along.

Until Next Time

4 Comments:

Blogger Friar said...

I've now seen Strewth's "A feel-good Run in the Bush Capital"
http://baussmann2.blogspot.com/2007/10/feel-good-run-in-bush-capital.html
and Wombat's map of that run.
http://www.geocities.com/ewen_99/eastbasin16.jpg

They both provide a good summary and picture of how enjoyable the run is.

9:21 am, November 06, 2007  
Blogger Ewen said...

Yes, I was going to mention that. A circuit of east and central basins is about 16k, and a good flat alternative to west basin. A lot quieter too (don't tell anyone).

10:33 am, November 06, 2007  
Blogger strewth said...

Yay, you have discovered "our" run - and nature is certainly at its best there - look out for the baby bunnies!

9:16 pm, November 06, 2007  
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1:18 pm, November 26, 2007  

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