Starting near the end of Wheelwrights Road, Riddells Creek, this walk takes you on a loop within the Conglomerate Gully Flora Reserve. Hidden away in the mountains below Mount Macedon near the town of Riddell, Conglomerate Gully is named for the spectacular exposures of conglomerate rock featured throughout this hike. These rocks are at least 370 million years old, formed long before the Macedon Ranges. The walk takes you through a forest with native grassland, where kangaroos, rosellas and echidnas are commonly spotted. In summer and spring, many beautifully colored wildflowers can be seen. The trail consists of a dirt single track throughout with minor undulations in the terrain, being suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Be aware that in some areas the ground is a little rocky and can be rather slippery after rain. 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.