ANBG to Black Mountain Summit Walk – Flower to Tower
Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon. Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior on 23 July 1970, and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.
The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.
Two walks have been arranged to celebrate these anniversaries.
The first of two walks plans goes from the ANBG to Black Mountain Summit. Walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit with a local botanist and an ANBG Guide, and return to the Visitor Centre, ANBG. Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down (some people may find it harder to walk down than up), ask a friend to meet you at the top.
The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers only (including children over the age of 12).
Meet: at the Visitor Centre, ANBG
Cost: Gold coin donation to Friends of Black Mountain
Bookings essential Places are limited, please email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Linda (0437 298 711) so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).
Bring: Friends, water, snacks, wear sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream