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Would you like a free morning tea and a walk in fresh air?
Brave the crisp winter morning and come for a walk with voluntary community group, 'The Friends of Kurth Kiln', on Sunday the 11th of August 2013. Not only will you be treating your lungs to the pristine mountain fresh air but you'll be experiencing the heart-pumping benefits of walking while socialising—you won't even realise that you are exercising! And, after traversing through native bushland and mountain ash forest, meandering along bush-tracks and hiking up the occasional hill, you will be welcomed back by morning tea, free: compliments of The Friends of Kurth Kiln and The Heart Foundation.
The Heart Foundation have set up 'Green Walks in the Park' (funded by Parks Victoria) because the activity of walking has been proven to have health benefits for the body and the mind. The program aims to get more people out reaping the benefits of walking while enjoying each other's company and our fantastic parks.
The aim of The Friends of Kurth Kiln is to maintain and preserve the Kiln site and keep its cultural and historic significance alive by promoting awareness of the area. For more information about The Friends of Kurth Kiln click here.
Walkers will trek along a loop that follows beside the Tomahawk creek both up and down stream. At times, the path narrows, propelling you into the sights and smells of the surrounding trees, ferns and bushes along the journey. Inhale invigorating scents of the forest flaura as your lungs expand with the crispness of winter. Immerse yourself in nature's tranquility, only broken by the morning song of Crimson Rossellas as you walk the winding paths that cut through Kurth Kiln. Take in the spectacular creek views, set under a sky that changes its hue with the weather. This place is truly amazing!
Birdwatchers, be on the ready to spot a cornucopia of birdlife such as honeyeaters, lyrebirds, kookaburras, parrots, currawongs and butcherbirds. Take your camera and you may even be lucky enough to snap photos of the local wildlife: Echidnas, wombats or even swamp Wallabies!