A short one hour walk which loops around Couties Road and Kings Roads, Panton Hill. Includes the scenic Felix’s Wildflower Walk.
A quick walk from the Eltham Environs Walking Group. This walk starts in the peaceful Couties Road. There is a 1½ km walk along the very busy Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road. But the verge is quite wide and there are some beautiful country properties to look at on the way. The ground is uneven here so some good walking boots are a good idea.
Reaching Dawson Road is a welcome respite from the traffic noise. A lot of this walk is on roads but as for other walks in the area the traffic is almost non-existent. No cars, apart from the main road, were encountered.
All track changes are clearly sign posted.
The highlight of the walk was Felix’s Wildflower Walk. We only saw a few wildflowers so spring would reward the walker with a better show.
As the walk is only one hour, you can go on another one; or do what we did and have a pint and lunch at the nearby Panton Hill Hotel.
From the Eltham Environs Walking Group, walk 46M. Mel 271 K2.
Couties and Kings Rds, Panton Hill. Commences at the end of Couties Rd.Walk back to Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd (about 1km), turn left and walk along the verge of this main road for 1.5km (caution needed).
Turn left into Dawsons Rd and walk 700m to Kings Rd, then left for about 200m before turning left again into Koos Rd. Enter Yirrip Reserve (Yirrip means Red ironbark), then follow Felix’s Wildflower Walk (on the right), crossing a small watercourse just before re-entering King’s Rd. Turn left.
At the end of Kings Rd, turn left over the culvert (the track is signposted), and veer left along the easement back to the cars in Couties Rd.
Note that if doing this walk in the opposite direction, the track is opposite 100 Kings Rd and the property name is ‘Tranquillity’.
Using the SHealth app that comes with the Samsung S5 a graph is generated of various statistics of your walk.