Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Mozziediver
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Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Postby Mozziediver » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:40 pm

The long awaited path along the last section of Darebin Ck is showing up on Google Maps as a complete link. Not sure if this is real or preemptive but I suspect the latter; I'll check it out tomorrow. The bridge near the golf course has been complete for a while, but I haven't gone any further along.
Moz
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fat and old
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Re: Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Postby fat and old » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 am

Nice connection that is. Very nice

Mozziediver
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Re: Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Postby Mozziediver » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Just checked it out, and it is nice!
It gives me a way to avoid that nasty climb up to the Kew Golf course street.
Attracting quite a lot of patronage; cyclists, runners, pramists, and a skiskater.
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Re: Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Postby Scintilla » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:47 am

Mozziediver wrote:It gives me a way to avoid that nasty climb up to the Kew Golf course street.

That is all going to change soon enough as well - disappearing with a new underpass and trail connections at the Chandler Hwy bridge rebuild.

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/plannin ... ighway-kew



[edit] Ooops, wrong climb. But this Chandler work will significantly improve the Main Yarra Trail and connections to Fairfield.

Mozziediver
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Re: Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Postby Mozziediver » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:32 pm

Yes, that's a bit further along. But great to see those steps are going!
Awesome switchback they've designed.
If it's like the new trail, it'll be a gold plated switchback.
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Re: Trail from Sparkes reserve along Darebin Ck and to Kew

Postby HenryCharlie » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:26 am

Checked it out yesterday, a very nice addition to the trail network.
I overtook some people going uphill once.

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