Black Mountain Summit Ramble - afternoon walk

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Saturday, 24 July 2021 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

The Summit Walk, a joint initiative between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 26 July 2000.

Join our ANBG Guides, and FoBM guide Michael Doherty, a local plant ecologist, to hear about some of the winter flowering plants in the gardens and on the mountain as well as other plants during a ramble up the north-eastern slopes from the clock near the ANBG entry bridge up to the Summit of Black Mountain. Michael will also be talking about some very old trees (with ‘elephants’ feet’?), and how trees and shrubs that show scars and rejuvenation cope with fire.

Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down, ask a friend to meet you at the top.

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

Meet at the clock near the entry bridge, Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Cost     Gold coins donation      
Bring    Friends, water, and snacks, if you wish.                           
Wear sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream …and remember winter woollies in case it is cold.

Bookings essential - Places are limited on these very popular rambles, so please email your name and phone number and whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon walk to, or phone Julie (6251 8972) or Linda (0437 298 711). It helps meet COVID – 19 requirements, and so you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Please be aware that COVID-19 outbreaks and isolation requirements are subject to change at short notice.

Please ensure that:
- You have not been in a hotspot or prohibited area before attending.
- You do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Tickets are limited, so if you are unable to come please notify us on 0437 298 711

Happy walking,

Linda Beveridge
Convenor, Friends of Black Mountain