Starting from Shannon Lodge in the campground, this walk takes you on a circuit in Shannon National Park, following old railway lines throughout the forest. This is an informative walk, and the area offers visitors opportunities to do other activities such as canoeing, along with useful amenities. The area used to be an old mill town that compensated for the timber shortage during the period after WWII. The buildings were removed after the mill was closed in 1968. it is possible to stay the night, the texture of the path is formed, and there are only gentle steep sections. No experience is required. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.