Barrier bushwalkers on the adventure trail

Up for a moonlit bushwalk by the light of this week’s full moon? If so, get in touch with Barrier Rangers Broken Hill Bush Walking Club – a terrific bunch of people with an array of stories to share while you stroll the sandy flats and climb the rocky outcrops of our rugged region.

We set out with a group of bushwalkers for the weekend walk at Mt Gipps Station with club President, Pam Illingworth, leading the pack of 21, and Wolf Leyh making sure the stragglers (like me) didn’t get left behind. The spectacular scenery just 35kms northeast of the Silver City along Tibooburra Rd is well worth seeing.

With just six more walks until the club breaks for the festive season, be sure to join Pam, Wolf, Shane Creece, or Geoff Spangler for at least one walk to gain knowledge and a deeper appreciation of the awesome landscape we so often miss when motoring through the region.

If you’re up for exploring the Sundown Nature Trail in the Living Desert State Park by moonlight this weekend, meet up with the group at 5pm on Saturday August 5 in the Beryl St carpark opposite Toyota and the Civic Centre. The anticipated return time is 2am at the latest.

Be sure to pack a head torch plus spare batteries, walking poles (if you have them), something to eat for dinner and a mug for billy tea stops along the way. Appropriate shoes and clothing to suit weather conditions are a must.

To check out the group’s event calendar, stay updated on what’s coming up, and to see photos from past walks, go to

For more information and to join the group, contact Pam Illingworth, on 0423 551 028.

To read more about Sundown Nature Trail, visit

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