Calling all bushwalkers

Do you love bushwalking but aren’t keen to venture out into the desert alone? If so, perhaps the Barrier Rangers Broken Hill Bush Walking Club is the right group for you.

Mount Gipps Station is the club’s next destination with a steady 35km walk suitable for beginners along the sealed Tibooburra Rd, with the final 5km along unsealed Corona Rd.

Meeting opposite the Civic Centre on Beryl St on Saturday July 29 at 9am and returning to town around 5:30pm, this walk aims to check out rock holes in the creek, some old rock dwellings/ruins and some interesting geology, flora, and fauna.

If you’re up for a two-day walking adventure with the group, you have the choice of staying at Mount Gipps Station Stay to return by 3pm on Sunday.

Following in the footsteps of Charles Rasp who patrolled the Mount Gipps fences, finding silver and lead in 1883 which led to discovering the largest ore body of its kind in the world, this walk is led by the club’s Vice President, Pam Illingworth.

“We look forward to meeting new people who may decide to become members. You can always find information about our walks on our Facebook page – Barrier Rangers Broken Hill Bush Walking Club Inc,” said Ms Illingworth.

“Wear sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing for a winter’s day, and remember your hat,” she said. “Bring a day pack with water, snacks, lunch, and a mug as we boil a billy or two along the way, but most importantly, bring your very real unique self,” she says.

“If staying at Mount Gipps on Saturday night, you’ll need more supplies and those can be taken in our support vehicle. People can also throw in a guitar or banjo for a night around the fire, and a good Aussie poem is always a treat to share too.”

For further details or information about membership payment and/or accommodation options for the overnight adventure, see the group’s Facebook page or contact Pam Illingworth on 0423 551 028 or email [email protected].

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