Graves Mill Walk
Lake Daylesford – Leonards Hill Rd 13.5km
This walk takes you from Lake Daylesford along the south eastern fringes of Daylesford township to Jubilee Lake, and then through part of the Wombat Forest to the top of the Great Dividing Range east of Leonard’s Hill.
Access is available via a lakeside walk to the left of Boathouse (where there is parking). The walk is marked from the entry station on the Lake Daylesford embankment. Walk first around the west then north side of Lake Daylesford. The track leaves the lake on the opposite side to the Boathouse and heads up the hill to cross the Ballan – Daylesford Road, along the first part of Stanbridge Street and right into Argus Street. From this point follow the GDT posts along a gravel vehicle track past the Argus Hill Lookout..
You will see lots of woody weed infestation (mainly gorse and blackberry – along the edge of the track to Jubilee Lake – an indication of the extensive gold mining that caused massive soil disturbance in this area around a century ago. Once in the forest will see evidence of very recent hardwood logging and regrowth from over a century of previous logging.
As you approach the top of the Divide you are 725 metres above sea levels – 200 metres above Daylesford and usually cooler and wetter than Daylesford itself. Once you leave Jubilee Lake there is generally no surface water because the track is manly on ridges.
Page last updated 29 December 2014