Taradale District Walks
Starting from the Mineral Springs Reserve there are 7 routes along local roads that lead to the Coliban Main Channel which runs along the edge of the Fryers Ridge forest to the west of town. Walkers and cyclists can use these routes plus a section of the Channel track as a pleasant circuit walk or ride through varied countryside. A map and brochure are currently being developed.
King Billy Bridge circuit (2km)
Exit the Mineral Springs via north, past toilet block, north up Murchison St (church on right), left at intersection, right into Wickham St. Cross creek via King Billy Bridge onto Hood’s Track. Right into Pennos Rd. (Note: for view over town and surrounds turn left and climb hill, then retrace steps) Right at intersection. Down hill, right into Roderick St and return to Mineral Springs
Viaduct Track (2km)
Cross creek via bridge in Mineral Springs, left onto track beside Back Creek. Cross Lyell St & pass through arched gateway. Continue beside creek, enter ‘fairy dell’ area (picnic table), exit left onto road. Viaduct in view. Past cottage join ‘Royal Oaks Walk’ under viaduct to site of Royal Oaks & Barkly Park entrance. Picnic table. Return via same route.