Segment: Luke Pen Walk
Air Date: 23rd February 2020
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy
Walking is one of the best ways to experience many of WA’s destinations, with Albany’s Luke Pen Walk being one such example.
- Albany, known for its historical treasures and architectural marvels, is home to around 28 dedicated and signed trails, many with jaw dropping scenery.
- The 14km return trip Luke Pen Walk isn’t difficult – there is no bush walking experience required.
- Dr. Luke Pen was a botanist, biologist and environmental scientist who was passionate about river ecology and management in the south-west of WA. He passed away almost 2 decades ago, and the walk commemorates his efforts and raises knowledge of the importance of our local waterways.
- The walk travels along the Kalgan River, which passes from the steep hills of lush forests and rolling farmland, down to Oyster Harbor in Albany. Boats regularly make their way up the river, and the fishing opportunities are fantastic.
- There are a lot of bird species that call this area home, with the little islands along the river being havens for the local birdlife. There is a giant Kingfisher sculpture along the river, designed by local artist Timothy Booth.
- There are a lot of little bridges to cross and changes in vegetation along the walk, so you’ll always have something new to look at.