The idea came from two Cambridge women who made a casual comment to our Chairman, Don Willoughby, that it would be nice to have a loop track around the end of the hill where bluegums had been felled, and leading up to the level ground at the top.
This was a lot harder to do than it looked. The higher ground is very steep, and needed stairs. Water run-off is a problem too. There is a depression at the top which collects a lot of rainwater and sends it down a channel in the soft sandy hillside. It wasn't impossible, though, and provides a nice short walk with views of the lake and some of the countryside. Eventually, when the trees grow, it will be a bush walk. The red lines in the photos are our markers.
By August 2021, the depression mentioned above had been largely filled in by Lakewood's developer. The trees on the opposite side of the fill have grown very well, and the run-off that sent water cascading down the hillside just after our first planting in 2015 has been closed off by the developer's fill. The plants there are large now, and will probably hold firm.