Well-connected walking and cycling path networks help create a cohesive community and thereby assist to enhance the social, cultural, health and economic outcomes for local residents and businesses.
The Local Bicycle and Footpath Plan 2017-2027 provides strategic direction for future network developments and connections to community and tourist destinations. This plan was endorsed by Council in May 2017. The plan will be formally launched in August/September 2017 in each community to seek feedback that will go into future revisions of the plan to ensure walking and cycling infrastructure meets the needs of the community.
The South West of Western Australia is well known for its natural beauty, picturesque landscapes, tall trees, unique wildflowers and flowing rivers. It's also the home of some of the most amazing trails for you to explore.
The Shire of Manjimup recognises the importance of trails, bike and footpaths as significant contributors to the liveability of local residents and to the regional economy as tourism draw cards for visitors. Over the last few years, the Shire has been actively involved (either as a stakeholder or key driver) in a number of studies and strategic plans, ranging from State to Shire level. The Shire will continue to remain involved in order to actively promote and enhance the facilities available within the Shire and across the South West. More information on the developments of trails within the Shire can be found in:
The Shire is also involved in the development of the Warren Blackwood Stock Route, a project of the Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils. The stock route will be a long distance bridle trail from Bridgetown to Broke Inlet, with a connection to the Nannup to Scot River Bridle Trail.
For more information to enjoy and explore the trails within the Shire, visit one of the local visitor centres or check out the Total Trails or Trails WA websites.