To coincide with Landcare Week 7-13 August 2023, writer and keen hiker Pete Geall talks with The Friends of the Cape To Cape Volunteers and shares some of his own experiences of the famous track.
As an avid walker, I’ve been walking sections of the Cape to Cape (C2C) Track ever since I started visiting Margaret River a decade ago. The track not only passes through some of the region’s most iconic sites but immerses visitors in the unique flora, fauna, wildlife and human history throughout its 135km extent.
It’s no wonder that the C2C sparks so much passion in locals, visitors and hikers alike. In many ways the C2C is a masterful distillation of the Margaret River Region, an unbroken line that connects the unbridled wilds of the Great Cape Leeuwin in the south with the Cape Naturaliste in the north.
Every year, Landcare Week offers an opportunity to pause, acknowledge and champion the tireless work of volunteer groups like the Friends of the Cape to Cape Track who are committed to actively restoring, enhancing and protecting the natural environment in their communities.