Starting from the car park next to Bickley Outdoor Recreational Camp, Orange Grove, this walk takes you on a circuit around Bickley Reservoir. This is a moderately difficult walk through the Beautiful Wandoo and Sheok forest that offers you views of granite outcrops and valleys along the ridgeline. The reservoir was closed in 1944, and it was used mainly for irrigation before then. It is utilised for recreational activities such as barbecues, canoeing and llama walking. Additionally, There is also plenty of wildflowers for the enthusiasts. The walk can be challenging in certain sections with steep hills, so you might want to wear sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support. 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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto White Road and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn left onto Hardinge Road and drive for another 1.7 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Hardinge Road, head towards the white gate with a “Keep Clear - No Parking” sign on it along the gravel path. Head over/around the said gate and follow the dirt/gravel track as you scrape the fenceline to your left. 70 metres into the walk, veer right at the 3-way intersection to continue along the Bickley Reservoir Circuit (counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
After 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 35 m veer right.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 105 m turn right.
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 580 m turn left.
After another 1.6 km turn right.
After another 210 m veer right.
After another 420 m turn right.
After another 65 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Bickley Reservoir Circuit
1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)