In May a combined walk of both U3A walking groups was held and walkers travelled to Bright.
This location was chosen for the autumn foliage and included The Canyon and Cherry walks covering a distance of 10km.
The Canyon Walk started in Centenary Park on the southern bank of the Ovens River passing by amazing narrow water races carved by the hands of early miners through solid rock.
Interpretative signage added to this part of our history.
After reaching the railway bridge (Alpine Rail Trail) we retraced our steps to the Suspension Bridge over the Ovens River to return on the northern bank.
This track led us to scenic river and town views, steps down to the river and interesting rock formations.
Following lunch, upstream on the Cherry Walk (named after the Cherry family) also reflecting the past, passing by areas rehabilitated following alluvial gold mining.
Crossing the river on the footbridge to the northern bank afforded more photo opportunities and afternoon tea among the vibrant colours of the introduced deciduous trees.
Many thanks to Vaughan for another memorable visit to Bright, a canvas of colour which incorporated the history of the gold rush area.