In the last week of March myself,the delightful Ms L and the equally charming Miss P did the 9km walk in the Beelu national park known as “the dell to south ledge” trail. This loop was about 9km long, following the apple green markings along the path. We lucked out in having the first “cool” day of the year… After months of heat and endless summer we woke to a cool day, no wind, slight sprinkle here and there – just perfect for a hike! The rain from the night before made the bushland feel so crisp and fresh, and the smell of the eucalypts felt good for the soul.
Some of the trail (mostly at the start) follows the Mudda Biddi bike track, so we saw quite a few people out on mountain bikes. It sure looked fun and I would love to try cycling through the trails one day! Some parts of the trail also follow the Bibbulmum Track – the trail which takes approximately 6 weeks to do from the Perth hills region to the very south of the state nearby Albany. We didn’t see any thru-hikers but we saw a few other day walkers and a couple of trail runners too.
The walk is graded medium, which I think is a fair call. It wasn’t too challenging, although towards the end I was feeling it a bit! I’m not too fit these days! There were stunning views over Hacketts Gully, and at Golden view picnic spot you have views overlooking the Mundaring Dam. After the walk we sat at the benches in the carpark spot and snacked on some Peruvian Chocolates that R had bought back from his recent trip. It was an absolute glorious day for a walk, as the weather cools we are definitely looking forward to more challenging walks ahead! Thanks L & P!