Trek accessible for everybody

Mundaring resident Felicity Mackenzie is looking forward to Trek the Trail.
Mundaring resident Felicity Mackenzie is looking forward to Trek the Trail.

The 10km trail starts and finishes at Lake Leschenaultia and goes along part of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail between Chidlow and Mt Helena.

Shire President Helen Dullard said this year’s Trek would also have a 3km route accessible for people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues.

‘It is our aim to include as many people of all ages and abilities as possible this year,’ she said.

The 3km trail is a firm gravel surface, mostly level with an occasional honky nut hazard.

Accessible parking bays, accessible bus drop-off and parking, and large Be Active Passports are available before the event.

An all-terrain aquatic wheelchair and a self-propelled wheelchair are available free for public use and bookings are recommended.

Trek the Trail is a free event on Sunday, September 22, and will start at 9am for cyclists, with walkers leaving between 9.30 and 11am.

Refreshments will be available before and after the event, with Reflections Cafe taking bookings for breakfast and lunch.

Contact the community development adviser on cda1@ mundaring.wa.gov.au or 9290 6706 for any access or inclusion requests. For details about the event, visit trekthetrail.com.au.