COVID-19 is making outside activities more attractive – even in winter. Bushwalking is a great option for exercise, relaxation and peace of mind.

The walk to Wyuna and Argyle Springs is a lovely local walk on a crisp autumn day. The U3A bushwalking group have produced a map and track notes that are easy to follow. These can be supplemented with the Avenza App, Getlost Map for Daylesford, if you’re really keen and want to use GPS to see where you are.

The walk starts from the main car park at the back of the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve. Although the notes say it’s 1 and half to 2 hours, if you’re moderately fit you’ll do it inside an hour and half. You can extend the walk by going up to Jackson’s lookout if you’re keen.

At this time of year the bush is lovely. The track is easy to follow and winds along the creek past Wyuna Springs and onto Argyle Springs. You can fill up your water bottle at either. Both sites have been restored and the pumps are easy to use.

If you want to do the loop walk back to the car park you make a simple creek crossing at Argyle Springs and then walk back on the ridge on the other side. The track climbs for a while but it’s not a difficult walk for most people.

There are are some lovely spots to stop and have a break along the way. It is fantastic in sunny autumn weather.

The track is a bit slippery at the moment after the rain and there are some parts where you have to be careful with your footing. But nothing that is really difficult to manage if you have reasonable shoes or boots.