Diamond Creek circuit, from Phipps Crescent

A walk from the Eltham Environs Walking Group.

Walk Description

From the Eltham Environs Walking Group, walk 4M

Commences about 100m along Phipps Cres, after turning right off Main Hurstbridge Rd. Walk to end of Phipps Cres, and a T intersection turn left into Reynolds Rd (no signage), and walk down this road. On reaching Bishops rd, there are two options:

  1. Turn left into Bishop Ave, then right at the next road, Ellis Lane (there are power towers at the Northern end of Ellis Lane). Turn left at T intersection into Perversi Ave. Turn right into Ilana View Dve, then right into Nillumbik Sq. At T intersection, turn left (no signage), to walk to the entrance to Ellis Cottage. Walk through the grounds of the cottage, then along the fence on the left to Main Rd.
  2. Continue along Reynolds Rd, which at this point rises steeply. Pass Perversi Ave and Kamarooka Dve, both on the left. Turn left at Sunnyside Cres, and almost immediately left again (it is still Sunnyside Cres), then left into Edwards St. An easement leads to Kamarooka Dve. Cross the road, looking for the easement just to the left. This takes you to open ground, and overhead power lines. Turn right, and walk to Main Rd

Both alternatives bring you to this location. Turn left into Main Rd and walk along a parallel side road, and then an informal track, as far as a pathway directly opposite the main entrance to Diamond Valley College. The path is on the left after walking past Perversi Ave.

At this point, there are two options:

  1. Turn left onto the pathway, and walk to the top of a court. This is The Parkway. Turn right here, and after about 50m, left through the small park. This leads to Bishop Ave once more (but not sign-posted). Turn left, then almost immediately right into Jessamber Ct. Walk along this road for a short distance, then continue along a pathway at end of the court. Cross the end of a second court, and continue on the path. At the end of the path, turn right into Chapman St (a third court, not sign-posted), and eventually right into Phipps Cres to return to cars.
  2. Continue along Main Rd to Phipps Cres back to cars (the shorter option)
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