Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve

In the spirit of getting amongst Canberra’s bushland in the hours that stretch out after work in January, our next pick is Aranda Bushland. Nestled between Mt Painter and Black Mountain, I drive past it regularly but have never taken … Continue reading

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Uriarra Loop from Shepherd’s Lookout

Outside Heaven

It’s innocent enough. We’ve spied the walk from our usual trips to Shepherd’s Lookout, and we’re keen. Uriarra Loop is a 3.5km round trip, and I’m sure it’s just a little way from Shepherd’s Lookout to the start of the walk. Boyfriend’s sceptical. “It’s mostly flat,” I say. I might …

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Gossan Hill amble

Gossan Hill Nature Reserve is another one of those places in Canberra which I suspect few people know about – it’s a hill (well, there are two hills) with some pretty decent and at times dense bushland, at a height that allows for some lovely views, and it’s right in …

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