Delacombe Walks

 

 

Walking groups are fun, easy, motivational and a great way to make new friends and get the exercise we all need to stay healthy. Groups are walking on the following days and all meet at the new BBQ shelter at the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve to start:

The Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre and Ballarat YMCA are here to help Delacombe to get Walking.

Walking groups are fun, easy, motivational and a great way to make new friends and get the exercise we all need to stay healthy.

Groups are walking on the following days and all meet at the new BBQ shelter at the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve to start:

  • 9:30am Tuesday – Long Walk
  • 9:30am Wednesday – Medium Walk
  • 7.30pm Wednesday –  Long Walk

(Daylight Savings time)

  •  9:30am Thursday – Long Walk    

If you are interested in walking short, medium or long distances, and would like to be involved in a group, please call the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre on5329 3273to get involved.

Thanks to...

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal YMCA Ballarat


Short TrailTop of document.

Footprint Walk YellowStart / Finish: Doug Dean Recreation Reserve. The entrances to the reserve are highlighted by yellow foot prints. Car parking is available offNandiriog Driveat the Delacombe Sports Stadium.

Distance:

  • Oval Loop (Approx. 580m)
  • Wetland Loop (Approx. 770m) 
  • Figure Eight (Approx. 1450m)

Description of Route: The short trail around the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve is flat on well- maintained granitic sand shared paths. The wetland loop is approx. 780m long with the oval loop around the public cricket ground a shorter 580m. The combined oval and wetland loops via the connecting pathway beside the cricket pavilion is approx. 1,450m. The reserve has numerous entry /exit points all linked to surrounding concrete footpaths and car parking areas.

Short Trails

For further information and tips on walking have a look at the Victoria Walks website and the Heart Foundation Walking information. 

Please Note: The City of Ballarat recommends that you check with your doctor before you begin a regular exercise program.  


Medium TrailsTop of document.

Footprint Walk RedStart / Finish: All three suggested routes begin /end at the BBQ shelter at the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve. The suggested medium trails are highlighted by Red footprints along the trails. Car parking is available offNandiriog Driveat the Delacombe Sports Stadium.

Distance:

  • Medium Trail Option A 2.6km 
  • Medium Trail Option B 2.5km
  • Medium Trail Option C 2.0km

Description of Route: All routes head east past the children’s playground from the BBQ shelter into Nandiriog Dve and turn right intoWarrina Drive. Turn left toAminya Avenueand then right intoMawarra Drive. Turn left intoRorey Streetand follow to the Leawarra Park Reserve which will appear on your left.

Option A– Turn left into the Leawarra Park reserve and then turn left into Leawarra Crescent and follow to Sutton Street. Turn left and follow toWhitelaw Avenuewhere you turn left again. FollowWhitelaw Avenueback to the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve. Enter the reserve beside theLumenChristiPrimary Schooland follow the wetland trail back to the BBQ shelter.

Option B– Turn left into theLeawarraParkreserve and then turn right intoLeawarra Crescent. Follow around and turn right into Sutton St. Follow to Greenhalgh’s Rd and turn right. Follow Greenhalgh’s Rd back to the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve. Enter the reserve beside theDelacombePrimary Schooland follow the oval trail back to the BBQ shelter.

Option C– Continue along Rorey Street and turn right into Jordan Avenue. Turn left intoManna Boulevardand right into Greenhalgh’s Road. Return along Greenhalgh’s Road to the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve on your right. Enter the reserve beside theDelacombePrimary Schooland follow the oval trail back to the BBQ shelter.

Please note : Option B and C are a mixture of granitic sand and concrete pathways, all in good condition. Option A is a mixture of granitic sand and concrete pathways with a few minor gaps in the concrete paving alongWhitelaw Ave.

Medium Trails

 

For further information and tips on walking have a look at the Victoria Walks websiteand the Heart Foundation Walking information.  

Please Note: The City ofBallarat recommends that you check with your doctor before you begin a regular exercise program.  


Long TrailsTop of document.

Footprint Walk BlueStart / Finish: All three suggested routes begin / end at the BBQ shelter at the Doug Dean Recreation Reserve. The suggested long trails are highlighted by Blue footprints along the trails. Car parking is available offNandiriog Driveat the Delacombe Sports Stadium.

Distance:  

  • Option A 4.5km
  • Option B Trail 4.6km
  • Option C Trail 6.5km

Description of Routes: There are three suggested longer options from the DDRR;

Option A – Head north from the reserve past the wetland and turn left onto Whitelaw Ave. Cross Wiltshire Lane onto the West End and then turn left onto the Winter Creek Trail. Follow the trail which concludes at the Winter Creek Trail Park (with substation) and turn left onto the Ridge. Follow and turn right ontoHanover Street. Walk up hill and turn right ontoWiltshire Lane. Follow to Greenhalgh’s Road and turn left onto Greenhalgh’s Rd crossingWiltshire Lane. Follow and return to the reserve. Follow the oval trail back to the BBQ shelter. This trail consists of concrete and granitic sand pathways and has a small section of non - formed pathway near the Whitelaw / Wiltshire intersection. Not recommended if wet.

Option B Trail  - Head south from the reserve onto Greenhalgh’s Road and turn right. Follow to Wiltshire Lane and turn left onto Smythes Road. Follow to Sutton Street and turn left. Turn left immediately onto Greenhalgh’s and return to the reserve. This trail comprises concrete pathways outside the reserve. The section alongSmythes Rdhas minimal formed pathways and is not recommended if wet.

Option C Trail – Head north from the reserve past the wetlands to Whitelaw Avenue and turn right. Walk straight across Sutton St onto Rubicon St to Pleasant St. Turn left and follow north beside Morshead Park to Leith Street and turn right. Follow to Skipton St turning right at the traffic lights. Follow Skipton St to Kent Street and turn right to Cromwell Street. Turn left on Cromwell Street and then right onto Kowree Crescent. Follow and turn left onto Lowan Street. Follow and turn left onto Iona Street to Sutton Street. Cross Sutton St and turn left to Leawarra St. You may wish to use the school crossing at this point but vehicles are not required to stop at the crossing point unless children’s crossing flags are displayed. Turn right into Leawarra Cres and follow to Leawarra Crescent Park. Turn left and walk through the park to Jordan Avenue turning right. Follow to Manna Bvd and turn left. Follow to Greenhalgh’s Road turning right and follow to return to the reserve. Enter the reserve beside theDelacombePrimary Schooland follow the oval trail back to the BBQ shelter.

Long Trails

For further information and tips on walking have a look at the Victoria Walks websiteand the Heart Foundation Walking information. 

Please Note: The City of Ballarat recommends that you check with your doctor before you begin a regular exercise program.