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Claypit Circuit, Foxes Lair, Narrogin

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.9 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Claypit Circuit in Foxes Lair Reserve is a pleasant loop from the popular claypit picnic area. It features a lookout glimpse of Narrogin and some wildflowers not seen on the other trails.

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The Claypit Circuit begins and ends at the popular Claypit picnic area, which has two ephemeral ponds. Children can enjoy playing on stepping stones and the adjoining bush, and look for tadpoles in season. The trail, which has three sets of stairs, winds up and down hills and valleys. A part of the trail is shared with cyclists, who are expected to give way to walkers. The following interpretive signs will be installed on the walk this year (2022).

  • Dragon orchids: one of nature's sexy sirens
  • Bush tucker: a selection from the smorgasbord
  • Brown mallet aspecies: which prefers it's own company
  • Wandoo woodland: wide open and wonderful to walk through
  • Rock sheoak: and it's smaller dwarf cousin
  • Stealthy sundews: setting a sticky trap for insect soup

The flat to gently sloping bush around of the claypit is a good spot to look for orchids.

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Time / Duration

30 to 40 minutes

Length

1.9km

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Difficulty Notes

The western half of the walk is easy, but stairs and uneven track sections may be a problem for those with mobility issues.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

August to October is the best time for wildflowers.

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