BEING in the isolated great outdoors is one of the safest places to be during this pandemic, it appears.
A local group of walking fans are set to take advantage of this with the return of monthly recreational walks from this Saturday.
The Friends of the Great South West Walk committee organise volunteers to lead a walk along a section of that 252km track or visit a track elsewhere within the wider region as part of their program.
Walks this year are between five and 10km long, and will be along the Great South West Walk in January, April, July, August, October and November.
Port Fairy, Hotspur, Mt Napier, Casterton and Coleraine will also be explored.
Many of the walks are one-way, with a car shuffle organised among walkers.
This Saturday’s walk is a picturesque 5km twilight coastal wander from White’s Beach to the Blowholes at Cape Bridgewater, and features some spectacular cliff views.
Pre-registrations are required, and participants meet at a central location such as in Portland before they travel to the walk’s start point.
There is a small cost for each walker to cover the cost of insurance.
For more information or to register, phone Jan on 5523 2696 or 0408 377 571.