It is the first Saturday of spring and the weather is perfect. Blue skies and mild temperatures are going to make for a great bushwalking day. But where to go? Mundy Regional Park is easy to get to and there are still areas I haven't explored. I recently heard about Whistlepipe Gully via The Long Ways Better blog and after some further investigation via the Kalamunda.wa.gov.au website I found a map of the Whistlepipe Gully Walk (page no longer exists on the website though) plus details of the Lewis Road Walk. Just like the Whistlepipe Gully walk, the Lewis Road Walk is a loop, but takes in the hillsides of the gully instead of the creek banks. Both walks are a little short for me, so I decided to combine the two into one larger loop walk.
From Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, I take the 282 bus at 7:41 am and at about 8:30 am get off the bus near the corner of Cotherstone Road and Betti Road, Kalamunda. From the bus stop, it is a short walk down Betti Road and then along Orange Valley Road. The walk starts at the white gate at the end of Orange Valley Road. I decide to walk in a counter-clockwise direction, so I will start the walk on the north side of the creek.
The Whistlepipe Gully Walk starts off on an easy flat gravel road (an extension of Orange Valley Road according to Google maps) under tall trees.