The Beleura Cliff Path – a famous scenic walk

The Beleura Cliff Path is an iconic scenic walk that leads from Caraar Creek Lane  down to the north end of Mills Beach, Mornington.  It’s an historic  path, cut with pick and shovel between 1916 and 1923 for the public to use, and is famous for its serene views of the cliffs, rocks and sea.  But its history is deeper and more ancient. Archaeological evidence suggests these views were enjoyed by the Bunurong people when Port Phillip Bay filled over 10,000 years ago.

The path is known to many as The Goat Track, and appears on some maps as the “Caraar Creek Lane Coastal Path”.  It’s 750 metres long, with a steady, gentle gradient making it ideal for walking , jogging, dog-walking or most often just for getting away from the rat-race.  A good morning’s walk is from the Caraar Creek Lane  (golf course) end of the path, down to Mills Beach, along to the Lifesaving Club (a further 700 meters on the sand) and then back to the top …or on to the town or the pier for coffee.

The Friends of the  Cliff Path have been planting deep-rooted indigenous plants along the path edge, to secure its future  from erosion and enhance its nature-walk character. This work will also create a seed-bank to re-vegetate the cliff below, which is a significant fauna and flora corridor. The Friends have a working bee  on the first Thursday of each month (see below).

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Working Bee Info and Dates

Working Bees are the first Thursday of each month. Meet 9am at 2a Millicent Court, aka 59 Kalimna Drive, Mornington. Just rock up. We work for 2 and a bit hours then have coffee. For more info ring Peter Nicholson 0400 326 306. Dates: 2017 –  Nov 2, Dec 7,  2018 – Jan 4 (to be confirmed), Feb 1, Mar 1, April 5, May3, June 7.

 

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