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Walks & Wheels

Deep in the Muckleford forest – riding from Newstead to Maldon

The role of Newstead Walks and Wheels working group is to develop walking, cycling and wheeling facilities and opportunities within Newstead and to link Newstead to neighbouring towns and/or places of interest. We are keen to consider access, whenever feasible, for wheelchair/mobility scooter/pram and pusher users.

Our main focus is to develop and map routes cycling and walking routes. From time to time we also get involved in the planning and delivery of group activities such as walks, cycle rides and skills workshops.

We are also involved in advocacy, policy, planning and promotion initiatives to encourage more people to walk and wheel. Newstead Walks and Wheels is an active member of Mount Alexander Cycling, the local cycling collective.

We think that our efforts are important because:

  • Walking, jogging, cycling, wheeling offer health and social benefits for our local community
  • People of differing abilities benefit from walking, jogging, cycling and wheeling
  • Mapped walks and rides provide opportunities to showcase local historical, environmental and business attractions.

Newstead Walks and Wheels would like to acknowledge the pro-bono support of Pollen Studio, Chrystal Graphics and Cartography Community Mapping, and the funding support provided by the Newstead Rural Transaction Centre, the Mount Alexander Shire Council and the Healthy Hearts of Victoria.

Join Walks and Wheels

If you have an interest in tracks and trails for cyclists, walkers, wheelchair users and pram pushers and would like to join NWW please call Jen on 0438 568 736 for more information.

Current projects

  • Newstead Town Loops Brochure– 5 short walks around Newstead
  • Sign posting the Newstead Town Loops – working with and funded by Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Newstead Maldon Loops Brochure – 26 kms and 35kms routes through the bush
  • Sign posting the Newstead Maldon Loops
  • Newstead Cycling Initiatives, January ‘til April 2022, – funded by Healthy Heart of Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Installing a Cycle Repair Station in Newstead – funded by Healthy Heart of Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire Council
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