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Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids Walk Trail

Swan Valley

Directions - Located a 45 minute drive from Perth, jump on the Great Northern Hwy until you reach Cathedral Rd and follow that until it turns into the Orlov Trail. Watch for the signs and find a space in the big gravel car park.

The Hike - With the September long weekend in Western Australia bringing sunny weather, plans were made with the Gus's (Tom & Mel from my Roleystone hike) to visit the Swan Valley with the puppies (Gus the French Bulldog & Sadie). The trail they suggested was Bells Rapids, a popular location for families, especially when the Avon River is flowing like it was today. From Fremantle it's a bit of a drive but once you are off Roe Hwy the scenery is pleasant and the rolling hills make for a nice drive. When we reached the gravel car park it was rather windy but we all climbed out and with the dogs raring to go we departed towards the main bridge over the river.