FEDERATION WALKS WEEKEND
The Federation Walks Weekend is a Bushwalking Victoria (BWV) event. Each year one or more walking clubs affiliated with BWV take turns to host the event in a different location, offering the opportunity for bushwalkers to participate in walks led by walk leaders with local knowledge.
Some Fedwalks have been single day events, however BWV encourages host clubs to run the event over a weekend, making it more accessible to all Victorian bushwalkers.
The event is usually held annually in October, or November if in an alpine region.
The event name Federation Walks has its origins in the predecessor to BWV, when Victoria's peak bushwalking organisation was known as the Federation of Victorian Bushwalking Clubs.
FEDERATION WALKS WEEKEND 2016 - Western Grampians
The 2016 event is being hosted by the Wimmera Bushwalking Club (based in Horsham). Horsham Rural City Council has kindly provided funding for the event which will be based in the Laharum / Wartook Valley area in an effort to aid their fire recovery efforts.
Walks will be in the northern and western parts of the Grampians National Park and may also include the Black Range State Park and Mt Arapiles.
The event will be held on the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2016.