Starting from Heatherlie Quarry Car Park, Ledcourt, this return walk takes you to Heatherlie Quarry and back. This is a historical walk that can be quite educational and is relatively short, and it is considered one of the greatest depictions of traditional quarrying methods for cutting stone. The stones for the construction of certain buildings, such as the state library and the Parliament house in Melbourne was mined in this area in the 19th century. There are certain remains of the buildings and the equipment that were used for the mining operations. You might still want to bring plenty of water with you during summer days as there is not a lot of shade in the area. 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.