Friends of Cornish Hill
Cornish Hill is a Crown Land reserve in the heart of Daylesford. This land was intensively mined for gold between 1852 and the 1950’s. It was so named after the Cornish miners whose expertise in deep mining techniques was crucial to the extracting of gold from the quartz reefs running deep under the hill.
The mining left the hill derelict and denuded of trees and it soon became an area where goats and cows grazed. Woody weeds such as gorse, blackberry and broom became established in the disturbed soil, making reclamation and regeneration a challenging and lengthy process.
Spring-fed Smith’s Creek rises near East Street and bisects the reserve and flows into Wombat Creek which eventually becomes part of the Loddon River system. Cornish Hill is a haven for wildlife as well as a community asset to be discovered and enjoyed by all.
Heart of the Horse
This is a magical experience, chosen for the beauty of the Wombat Forest and the sensational trails that are perfect for trail riding. The sense of peace that imbues this special area is incredible. When you finish you are a short walk or 2-minute drive away from Trentham and all this quaint town has to offer.
This is much more than a trail ride. We can incorporate many of the aspects that are usually covered in the equine & healing sessions that I offer as Heart of the Horse. It is a personal empowerment session with a difference - on horseback. If you would prefer being with the horses without actually riding, please see website for healing sessions with horses located in Woodend.
This is a great experience for people who
Want to feel the power and magnificence of being on horseback.
Interested in how horse wisdom can be incorporated into your modern life.
Enjoy the nourishment of being in nature connecting with these magnificent animals.
- Domino trail, Trentham - for specialised Guided horse trailrides (max 2 people)
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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours
We offer 3 tours of the Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region.
1. Daylesford/Hepburn Springs Highlights Tour.
If you wish to see Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, this tour is for you. This tour takes in iconic places of both towns, visiting heritage / historic buildings / gardens / art galleries / Lavendula and locations of the 1850's gold rush and mineral springs reserves.
2. Daylesford & Spa Country Discovery Tour
Sightseeing tour discovering Daylesford and the Spa Country, visiting tranquil lakes, thundering waterfalls, forests, wildlife, mineral springs water tastings, cidery tastings. Visit the Spa towns of Trentham, Glenlyon and try the local food / wine with lunch. Bath in Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa included.
3. Daylesford & Castlemaine Discovery Tour
Sightseeing tour discovering the iconic places of both towns visiting mineral water springs / art galleries / Buda Historic home / Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park / Maldon township / Hepburn Regional Park /Castlemaine