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Mount Farrell and Lake Herbert (12 August 2012)

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The walk starts in Tullah a former mining and hydro town located on Lake Rosebery ( a flooded section of the Pieman River). Best reached from Burnie by travelling through Ridgley and joining the Murchison Highway. Allow around 90 minutes travelling time each way.

Commencing the walk after navigating what appears to be a residents backyard a large sign advises us that a 3 hour return walk lies ahead. The first hour is uphill, reasonably steep through wet eucalypt forest. Conventiently situated for the solo walker are single seats every half hour or so which would look more at home in the local hall.

Mount Farrell Lake Herbert

The last part of the walk to Lake Herbert is along a gentler gradient, water was once gravity fed to the mines around Tullah by a pipeline.

Lake Herbert is a tranquil and beautiful lake and a pleasant spot to pend time enjoying lunch before the return walk to Tullah. Stay a while and enjoy a guilt free afternoon tea a and admire the woodcraft at the Tullah Tavern.

Mount Farrell My walking partner and my dog, Lake Mackintosh in the background

Highlights of the walk included reflections in Lake Mackintosh in the valley below.

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