Black Mountain Summit Walk #1

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Friday, 22 July 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Summit Walk 1.  Summit Walk up and back

Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior on 23 July 1970, and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.

The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.

Two walks have been arranged to celebrate these anniversaries, this one on 22 July the other on 30 July.

Meet at the Visitor Centre, ANBG, and walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit with local botanist Isobel Crawford and an ANBG Guide, and return to the Visitor Centre, ANBG.

Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down (some people may find it harder to walk down than up), ask a friend to meet you at the top.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers only (including children over the age of 12).

Cost: gold coin donation to Friends of Black Mountain

Bookings:  places are limited, please email your name, and friends’ names, and phone numbers to, or phone Linda (0437 298 711) so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Bring: water, snacks, wear sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream.

This is a joint activity of the Friends of Black Mountain and the Friends of the ANBG.