WA Wanderers head to Bells Rapids for their next walk

The WA Wanderers Men’s Bush-walking Group’s next outing is on Sunday 17th June and it’s a walk to Bells Rapids on the Swan River.

The group meet at 8:30am at the Guildford train station car park, on the James Street side, opposite Ethel Street.

Bring your own picnic lunch, snacks, drinking water, warm clothes and rain protection. There is a $5 insurance fee for non-members.

Bell’s Rapids is on the upper section of the Swan River and it’s a popular place for dog walking and kayaking. The walk crosses the Bells Rapids Bridge, follows the Pilgrim Trail along the Swan River towards the Walyunga National Park and then returns in a loop via a series of fire breaks.

This is one of the most beautiful and scenic walk close to Perth. The river is beautiful, there are rocky outcrops, pockets of different trees, thousands of grass trees, views up Avon Valley, views over Perth City and there’s a good chance you’ll spot some  wildlife such as grey and brown kangaroos, and lots of birdlife.

The walk should take about 4 hours, longer than expected for a 6km walk but it is moderately challenging and there is a 200m ascent and descent.

Organisers warn that the walk will include traversing across some very exposed areas and if there is wind and rain it will not be as pleasant and will be very cold. If heavy rain is forecast there is the possibility that the outing will be canceled. Check the WA Wanders Facebook group for an update if weather is poor.

OIP Staff