A quiet stroll along the very scenic Hunts Lane in Steeles Creek.
The drive from Eltham to the walk starting point was the highlight of the morning.
The description spends much time on how to get there but little on the walk itself. You basically drive to the corner of Steels Creek Road and Hunts Lane.
Driving to the start point you pass some excellent places to have lunch including Yarra Glen and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.
The walk is very simple, making your way along Hunts Lane for about 3.3km where you reach Dixons Creek (another place to dine) and Melba Highway, or just go for as long as you want. We stopped after 2km and then returned to the car.
The description mentions a hill and the lane does reach a high point at the 2.5km mark.
Commences at the corner of Steels Creek Rd and Hunts Lane, 3km beyond Mel 266 K1. To reach Hunts Lane, turn left off the Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd into Steels Creek Rd. Drive for about 5 minutes, past Pinnacle Rd on the right. Continue on, noting Old Kinglake Rd veering to the left. The bridge that crosses Jehosaphat Creek is just beyond this road, as is Hunts Lane, which will be on your right. Park opposite the tennis courts, that are located on your left, or in Hunts La, on the verge on your left.
The walk: Walk along Hunts La to the top of the hill. At the top, on your left and right are gates and tracks leading to private properties. Return via the same route.
Hunts Lane is a lovely walk, with many typical rural scenes made up of grassy slopes and geometric vineyards.
Max elevation: 188 m
Min elevation: 123 m
Total climbing: 683 m
Total descent: -685 m