Armadale Settlers Common
Located in Bedfordale, Armadale Settlers Common (the Common) is a 383 hectare bushland reserve of which approximately 287 hectares is vested in the City of Armadale (the City) for the purpose of 'Parks and Recreation'. The Common lies on the Darling Scarp and forms part of the wider Darling Range Regional Park.
The Common comprises a total of 318 plant species, two of which are listed as 'Declared Rare and Priority Flora Species'. A diverse array of fauna and flora can be observed year-round within the Common.
The Common's network of walk trails enable a number of recreational activities such as walking and hiking, orienteering, nature appreciation, picnicking, excercising and nature photography. The Common offers expansive views of the City, large areas of intact vegetation and public use facilities. The Common is iconic in that it forms a significant part of the backdrop to the Armadale CBD and is part of the Heritage Country Tourist Drive.
Settlers Common East, the smaller of the two trail networks was designed to offer both gravel trails and paved paths for pram and wheelchair access. There are multiple opportunities along the trails to stop and rest, both in sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas, so too to learn a bit more about the Common from the educational signage that features along the trails.
On the other side of Carradine Rd, lies the greater Settlers Common consisting of more bushwalking trails with stunning flora and views of the City. Please note that these trails are gravel only and longer than those trails on the eastern side.
The Armadale Settlers Common Management Committee, a committee of volunteers, provides valuable input into the management of the area. The Armadale Settlers Common Strategic Directions Document also informs the City's management of the Common.
- Map of Armadale Settlers Common East walk trails and accessible walk trail
Grade 2 with varying distances
Canns Road carpark, Settlers Common Bedfordale, 35km (40 min) south-east of Perth.
Access to the Common is available via both Carradine and Canns Road with plenty of parking. Wheelchair and pram friendly access of the 'Jeeriji TRail' is available via Observation Circle and Canns Road.