Mt. Bruche - 3rd June 2017

This walk will be a little different to many Boots 'n' All walks. We will be climbing a high hill on some private farming property and, if the weather is good, gaining nice views of the midlands area east of Tunbridge. To get there we will follow the Midland Highway through Tunbridge (95 km and a little over an hour from Launceston) and then a further 5 km south to Woodbury where we will head east onto Glen Morey Road. We will travel about 10 km along this road until we reach the property. We have permission to access the farm and will drive across it to park as close as we can to the peak. Although the farm roads are not difficult to drive on, higher clearance vehicles such as SUVs or 4WDs would be preferable. We will then begin the walk, heading northeast across farmland and climb about 200m height over grassy slopes to reach the top, at an altitude of 504m. It is not a long walk - only about 2 km, which should not take more than one hour each way. It is also not a difficult walk, though there is no track and the surface will therefore be uneven in places. It does involve a significant climb so some basic fitness is required. If there is time, interest and energy, and the weather is suitable, we might visit some other lookout points on the way home. Even so it should not be a late arrival back in Launceston.
This easier walk should be suitable for families with younger but energetic and resilient children.
A further enticement... Your leader thinks there will be time for a coffee break at one of Campbell Town's better establishments!

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Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this walk, please phone Phil Andrew, the walk leader, on 0408 014 757 or 6300 1067 to book in. The departure time is 9:00 am from Door of Hope car park in South Launceston. Meeting points along the Midland Highway are possible for those for whom this would be more convenient, so please contact the leader if you would like to arrange this.
Even if meeting us en-route, you still need to contact the walk leader, if intending to walk. The leader should be notified of any other people you intend to bring along. Please be at any meeting place 5 minutes ahead of departure time.

To access this area from northern Tasmania: (see above).

There are no warnings for this walk, which is rated easy-medium. Make sure you bring some drinking water - suggest 1 litre per person. Walkers are advised to wear strong boots. Gaiters recommended due to off-track walking. You should always carry wet weather gear as well as warm clothing including gloves and beanies in case of sudden weather changes.

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Map details and references:

Mt. Bruche (alt. 504m): 1:100000 map is Little Swanport (Tasmap 8414) and 1:25000 map is Fadden (Tasmap 5432)
Map references:
Short ref. n/a
Zone      Easting        Northing    Latitude    Longitude
55G      5 45 033      53 29 997 -42.10852 147.32718

There are no peakbagger points in 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  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.