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Border Bushwalking Club – Beechworth Mayday Hills historical walk

Sun 28 May, 2023 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This is a repeat of a walk I did late last year as part of the Federation weekend. The walk will take us through the grounds of the former Beechworth Asylum/psychiatric hospital, Mayday Hills, where many of the buildings are virtually unchanged in over 100 years. As we go, I will outline the history of the site and of mental health care in Beechworth, and tell the stories of staff and patients in a respectful way. I have been researching the history of the site for five years with colleagues from Charles Sturt University. At the end of the walk, refreshments are available at the bistro in the grounds, or you can bring a Thermos and sit under the trees.

This will be a morning walk that will last about 2 hrs.

    • Grade 1 Easy
    • Leader: Eileen Clark
    • Phone: 0412 042 195
    • Participant numbers:12
    • Final booking date: Thursday 25 May
    • Key risks & hazards: Cold weather, slippery footpaths, traffic.
    • For more information and updates about BBC activities, check www.borderbushwalkingclub.com.au


Sun 28 May, 2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm