Carag Carag Wetland Wetland

  • Distance: 76 km loop
  • Description: More big skies and open vistas. Although you are not far from towns, you will not see many people on this ride. The route passes near several remnant wetlands and there is potential for side exploration of tracks through those areas.
  • Amenities: Stanhope, Rushworth.
  • Accommodation: Rushworth. Good farmstay (Ellesmere Park) at Stanhope end.
  • Ride surfaces: 80% gravel or clay, 20% quiet sealed roads. This is a low lying area and the clay roads will become boggy when it is wet. So this is probably a dry weather only ride.
  • Terrain: Flat with a slight climb to Rushworth.
  • Suggested Ride: As a day ride I suggest starting at Stanhope and riding anti-clockwise. Rushworth is a much better lunch option. As part of a longer route it probably depends on where you want to stay overnight.
  • Highlights: Rushworth historic town with good food options. Good farmstay just off the route. Big skies and open vistas. The biggest highlight here could be the remnant wetlands. There are tracks leading in to them; I hope to do more exploring over summer when it is dry to see if there are good through routes.
  • Link to gpx file: Download gpx file from this link – Carag Carag Wetlands Wetlands
  • Connects with: Golden Black Track, Kirwans Rushy Whroote, Camel Cornella, Nabbin My Booty, Grains Mainly on the Plains, Scobie Scamper and Jig, Harston Easton Weston. See – GABCY Network.
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