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10th Light Horse Bridle Trail

  • Multiple day
  • 45.5 km

The 10th Light Horse Trail is 45.5 km long, starting on the west side of the Harvey River Bridge, on Lake Clifton Road (formerly Old Bunbury Road.) and ending at the junction of Runnymede and Wellesley Roads in Binningup.
It has a mainly flat limestone surface with large sandy firebreaks and no significant hills.
It should take two days at a leisurely pace on horseback.

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Trail Start

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West side of Harvey River Bridge on Lake Clifton Road formerly Old Bunbury Road.

Trail End

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Junction of Runnymede Road and Wellesley Road Binningup.

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The original trail was 56km long and started at Island Point Mandurah, but since 1989 has been progressively encroached upon by urban development. The current trail is 45.5 km long.

Section 1 - No longer in use

Section 2 - 14.5 km one way, starts from the west side of the Harvey River Bridge on Lake Clifton Road formerly known as Old Bunbury Road and ends at the junction of Runnymede and Wellesley Roads, riding south. Allow 3 hours for this section.

Section 3 - Johnston Road to Forestry Road (riding South) 21km – allow 4 hours.

Section 4 - Forestry Road to Wellesley Road (riding South) 10km one way — allow 2 hours.

There are a few places along the trail suitable for parking a float:

Vineyard 28 - secure float parking with prior notice, wine tasting and BYO picnic lunch

Old Coast Road Brewery - there is a spur trail to the brewery where you can tether your horse in the shade or use the yards while you enjoy a meal and locally made brew.

You can also stay at Myalup Cottages where you can park the float.

Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

Miami Bakehouse Myalup

Miami Bakehouse is famous for award winning pies, cakes and handmade food. Planning a road-trip to the South West and Margaret River region? Then a rest stop at one of their cafes is a must.

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Time / Duration

Half-day to multi-day experience

Length

45.5km

Trail Start

West side of Harvey River Bridge on Lake Clifton Road formerly Old Bunbury Road.

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Trail End

Junction of Runnymede Road and Wellesley Road Binningup.

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Hazards & Warnings

• Flooding under “Forest Highway” bridges in winter, possible flash floods in summer storms, cutting access to Lake Clifton Road. •Download and get familiar with www.emergency.wa.gov.au •Ticks prevalent and be aware of snakes in summer.

Facilities

• Car / Float Parking area (Unsecure): App 200m South of Old Bunbury Bridge, John Tognela Rest Area (toilets), Vineyard 28, Myalup Pine cottages & Old Coast Road Brewery
• Water Access Points Portable: Vineyard 28, Myalup Pine cottages & Old Coast Road Brewery.
• Horses: Old Bunbury Bridge (River), Vineyard 28, Myalup Pine cottages & Old Coast Road Brewery and at various water holes along the trail
• Accommodation: Myalup Pine cottages ( Book well in advance as of the 13-10-2020 there are no horse yards. )

  • Car Park
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

March to November

Trail Access

To northern trailhead - From Perth approx. 1:15 by car; To southern trailhead - From Perth approx. 1:35 by car

Prohibited Items

• Overnight stays with horses are prohibited • No unlicensed vehicles or motorbikes allowed on this trail
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