Melbourne Day Walks

Elwood Canal and Beach

October 22nd, 2010 at 9:54

Length: 5.2 km

Time taken: 1 hour, 15 mins

Grade: Easy

Climb: 31 metres (as measured by RunKeeper)

This made a great mid-week walk near home. I actually used to cycle this route quite often so am familiar with it, but walking gave me the opportunity to enjoy the scenery more, especially down the canal. The weather was quite warm so there were people lying on the beach, although I have no idea why considering how dirty the sand is.

This walk starts in Elsternwick Park, which is mainly used for sports by the looks of it. It then moves on to Elwood beach for a little while, before heading back towards the park via the Elwood Canal. I took the opportunity to veer slightly off the park to the top of Elwood Hill (if that’s what it’s called) for the great view of the city.

The canal is surrounded by houses for the most part, yet is surprisingly bushy and secluded considering the suburb it is in. I was surprised to see a couple of black swans right up the canal near the beach. I suspect they swam all the way up from Elsternwick Park.

I will most likely walk this route again in summer when I need a walk after work.


Elsternwick Park

Elsternwick Park - Not entirely sure what this is, but it looked like a big drain cover

Elwood Beach

View from Elwood Hill (I think that's what it's called.)

Looking towards the city from Elwood Hill

Near the beginning of the canal

A black swan in the canal

Further down the canal

Along the canal path

The canal narrows as it gets closer to the park

A road that crosses the canal.

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