Mason & Bird Heritage Trail via Victoria Dams

Legs 45

Total 18.7 km

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Start

Start at junction of Mason Mill and Victoria Dam Road. Head up Vic Dam Rd

Mason & Bird heritage trail sign nearby, next to Bickley Brook. Uphill on sealed road

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White gates across road - access via left side under power pole

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Grave on left of Francis Weston, died 1876, aged 2 days. On right is pipeline, on left power lines. Still sealed.

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Into carpark and for information signs. Follow Dam Walk Trail 800m to Dam sign.

The sealed road is signposted as not for pedestrians and is best way to ride to dam - would that include bikes?

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Dam trail is under power lines at start. Now downhill

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Now good dirt trail under jarrah trees

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Difficult Terrain

Walk trail sign indicates lookout back the way we have just come - continue on

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Difficult Terrain

Lookout over new Victoria Dam. Stairs down to Dam.

Go down stairs

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At the bottom of stairs is sign for Bickley Reservoir 5km to right - follow that (after looking over dam wall)

Sealed road

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At No entry sign to Dam operations centre following Bickley Reservoir sign. 50 m TR through slow point to follow trail.

Pass old Victoria Dam - have a look at pond, info, sample pipe, toilets etc

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More slow point and Bickley Dam sign. Now gravel road

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At another sign and pass small info hut (old rangers station perhaps?)

Single car width old sealed road

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Sealed section finishes - now a good gravel road. Jarrah bush all round

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Nice stream on left

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Veer Left

Go through white gate and veer left to old wooden Mason & Bird bridge

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Track to left - red triangle

Undulating gravel track

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Through white gates into Hardinge Rd, with Bickley Camp on right

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Onto walkway along edge of Bickley Reservoir

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TL, then TL again to TR on Hardinge Rd - ride on road or cycleway on left of Hardinge Rd

Cycleway may have been the old rail trail exactly

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Cycleway joins back on to Hardinge Rd

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Traffic

Stop sign - footpath now on opposite side of road. Now Maddington Rd

Sealed quiet road in semi rural area

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Boyle Lane on our right is the original tramway route - it joined Bickley Rd after it crosses Tonkin Highway

You cannot cross the highway & railway original route - don't try!

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Cross

Under Tonkin Hway

Sealed quiet road in residential/industrial area

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Into Keera Crt

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Into “No through Road - except for bikes” section

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Traffic

Onto Kelvin Rd - busy road, take care

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Into The Cresent and join cycle way next to Maddington Train station

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Traffic

Austin road - Bunnings on left

Cycleway

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Small weir on right

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Traffic

Wanaping Rd at Kenwick station

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Across disused railway line then immediately TR back on to cycleway by rail line

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Above Roe Hway and freight train line. Old tram way crossed about 500m on right.

(On cycleway bridge)

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Onto Railway parade as cycleway finishes

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Across Railway line then TR into Sevenoaks St. Quiet residential street

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Traffic

On William St - use foot path if you wish as this road can be busy

Beckenham station is straight ahead

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Into Bickley Rd - now on original tramway route

Unglamorous industrial area at start, then residential area

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Into no through road

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Traffic

Albany Hway with extreme caution - 3 lanes each way but island in the middle

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Traffic

Into River Road

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Woodloes St on left - we go up here soon. Mason Landing straight ahead - toilets, monument, river etc

Turn around and head back when you have finished

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In to Woodloes St

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Road veers to left

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Road veers to right

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Forward at no through road sign then TR into Woodloes house

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End

Woodloes house