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Paper Beach to Supply River  – Sunday 26th July 2015

Just to break our normal routine, and to give people a chance to join us for a short and leisurely walk in a very picturesque location, this Sunday afternoon walk begins at the Paper Beach carpark and heads southwest around Supply Bay before swinging northwest to the Supply River bridge. From there, a further 800m will bring you to the ruins of the historic Supply River mill. See http://www.visitlauncestontamar.com.au/pages/supply-river-mill-reserve/ and http://cartledgechronicles.blogspot.com.au/2009/08/supply-river-mill.html for aspects of the mill's history. Total walk length is 5.4 km return. The walk is along flat, well formed tracks, although not rated as accessible for prams, strollers and wheelchairs. Th walk is suitable for families with young children who could turn back if the distance proved too much. There is plenty of room for children to play, and a further interesting location in Swan Point, less than a kilometre away in the same area.
This walk is rated "Family-easy". Being winter, normal precautions should be taken against cold and rain.

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Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this walk, please phone your walk leader, John Potts, ph.   [removed]    to book in. The departure time is 1:30 pm from the Door of Hope Church car park, Launceston. If you intend to meet the group at Paper Beach, please let the leader know. We should be there by 1:50 pm and will aim to complete the walk by about 4 pm.
If you would like to arrange to meet the group at these places or elsewhere, please arrange with the leader, and please be at any meeting place 5 minutes ahead of the listed time. It is also courtesy to let the leader know if you have have changed plans and are no longer coming.
The leader should always be notified of any other people you intend to bring along, and you should always contact the walk leader if intending to participate in a particular Boots N' All walk.

 

To access this area from northern Tasmania: To access the walk from Launceston, head north on the West Tamar Highway (A7) through Riverside and past Legana. Continue past Brady's Lookout and turn right at Gravelly Beach Road [C728], a little over 20 km from city centre. Follow down to foreshore and continue through Blackwall into Gravelly Beach. Continue out of Gravelly Beach on C728 for a further 2km and take the right hand turn into Paper Beach Rd. After 1.5km, the road turns sharply left, and a further 250m will bring you to the beach reserve.

Warnings:
No warnings apart from a reminder that weather in Tasmania can be very changeable in July, so warm clothing, sensible shoes and a raincoat should be carried. A drink and snack will also add to your enjoyment of the afternoon.
  
Map details:
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Beach: 1:100000 map is Tamar (Tasmap 8215) and 1:25000 map is Beaconsfield (TasMap 4843)
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There are no peakbagger points for the area covered by this walk. For listing of peakbagger points, see the Hobart Walking Club Peakbagger's Guide (2000 revision) which can be found and downloaded (as an Excel spreadsheet) from http://tastracks.webs.com/peakbaggers.htm  The same web page contains several other listings of Tasmanian peaks.
GPX version of the track: Click here to download. Google Earth version of the track: Click here to download.
Right-click on the file and “save target as” to a location of your choice. (Suggest you click the “Last modified” at top to sort by date to get the most recent at top to find the file for the next walk).

When you have downloaded the track file, double-clicking on the Google Earth (kml) track should open Google Earth and zoom in to the location if you have Google Earth installed on your computer. The .gpx version of the track should import into mapping software or devices that support gpx tracks and waypoints.