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About Ranford Pool Walk Trail, Boddington
The local Friends of the Reserves have created a lovely walk trail that starts from the Lions Weir and takes you along to the historical Ranford Pool.
The walk follows the line of the old railway and the Hotham River and winds it way through paperbark tree forests, past Long Donkey Farm and passes by scenic rural paddocks. The first part of the walk is fully paved, wide enough for push bikes, horses, prams and wheelchairs and takes in the scenery along the river’s edge along to the Hotham Valley Bridge. Once you have passed the bridge the path reverts to a more natural state and ends up as a narrow walking trail only.
The water hole is a deeper part of the river created when the Tannin Factory was operational in the early 1970’s, and is quite popular with the local children as a swimming hole. The walk trail is signposted along its length and also has informative signs on the different bird species and fish species you can experience.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
1 hour return
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- View Platform
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