Gills Road circuit, Watson’s Creek

A walk from Eltham and Environs Walking Group.

Walk Description

From the Eltham Environs Walking Group, walk 62M

Commences in Old Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, which is just off the main Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, and about 1.1km beyond the Watson’s Creek Antique Store. Walk 250m, then turn left into unpaved Gills Rd. A house and gate at the end of this road are reached after about 700m. Look for a track off to the right, and located below the road.

Follow this track (actually an overgrown road) through to Turnung Road (not sign-posted) entering from the left. Turn left here, and follow the road downhill to a T junction. Turn right here, into Long Gully Rd, and follow the level road to the point where it intersects with Bakehouse Rd on the left, and the Southern arm of Motschalls Rd on the right.

Turn right up the moderately steep Motschalls Rd to a T junction. Here you are rejoining Turnung Rd (not sign-posted). Turn right. After 900m, Turnung Rd veers right. Instead of continuing on this road, walk straight ahead. You have rejoined the narrow track used on the forward journey.

After walking 300m, you are back onto Gills Rd. Follow Gills Rd back to the cars.

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