Black Mountain Summit Walk for Friends of ANBG and Black Mountain

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Saturday, 23 July 2022 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, 23 July 2022 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

We are looking forward to our next Walk, because July is not only the anniversary month of the declaration of Black Mountain as a conservation reserve, but also the anniversary of the official opening of the project between ACT Government, Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), and Telstra for the Summit Walk.  

This walk is being done by Friends of Black Mountain, Friends of ANBG, ACT Government and the ANBG.

9.30am (sharp) to 12.00 noon (approximately)
1.30pm (sharp) to 4.00pm (approximately)

The Summit Walk, a joint initiative between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 26 July 2000.

Join our ANBG Guides, and FoBM guide Michael Doherty, a local plant ecologist, to hear about some of the winter flowering plants in the gardens and on the mountain as well as other plants during a ramble up the north-eastern slopes from the clock near the ANBG entry bridge up to the Summit of Black Mountain. Michael will also be talking about some very old trees (with ‘elephants’ feet’?), and how trees and shrubs that show scars and rejuvenation cope with fire.

Choose your time, please.

Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down, ask a friend to meet you at the top. Or if you would like to only walk down then meet us at the top about 1.5 hours after the start.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers (including children over the age of 12).

Meet at the clock near the café bridge, Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Cost     Gold coins donation     
Bring    Friends, water, and snacks, if you wish.                          
Wear    sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream …and remember winter woollies in case it is cold.
Bookings essential      Places are limited on these very popular rambles, so please email your name and phone number to, or phone Julie (6251 8972) or Linda (0437 298 711). It helps meet COVID – 19 requirements, and so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

This walk complies with COVID-19 requirements.

Tickets are limited, please notify us if you are unable to come on 0437 298 711

Happy walking,