Rail Trail revamp launch

By Corowa Free Press

The official Rail Trail or formally known as the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail will be extended from Wahgunyah via Corowa, Balldale, Brockelsby and finishing at Burrumbuttock. 

An extra 52 kms, or 104 kms return trip, has been added to the trail that is walked or ridden by thousands every year, with the new trail launching on Sunday September 29.

Experienced riders will now have thousands of kms of Rail Trails in Victoria to explore. 

The use of Electric bikes has now given another group the chance to travel further by bike and has brought another age group of people to take up riding again.  

A special map has been designed and shows most of the short tourist rides along the way. The most recent and fascinating story is the Silk Farm which chronicles an amazing history of fortitude to bring new industry to the district in the late 1800s – a story that The Free Press covered earlier this year. 

This Rail Trail will be the only cross border rail trail in Australia that will cross over a historic bridge that the late Tim Fischer AC opened some years ago. 

The small Rail Trail team is looking forward to travelling via Morvan and to Culcairn to start this year’s town visits which will start on Saturday, September 28, where the team will be running a workshop in each stop along the way to Balldale. 

For the launch on Sunday, September 29, a special meeting is being held on the lawn outside the Balldale Hotel and al riding clubs from Albury to Balldale have been invited along. 

A number of special visitors will be attending, including Member for Albury Justin Clancy. 

Attendance is by invitation only and it is requested for all to be there by 12.30pm. 

To nominate for an invitation please send your name and contact details by email to the Rail Trails of NSW at [email protected]

Please ensure to put your contact details, including your name, phone number, and any club you are affiliated with. Your invitation will be sent to you by email.