Lake Earnshaw

Historic Lake Earnshaw is a 1920s swimming hole on the flood plains of the File Mile Creek that has been lovingly restored by Woodend Landcare’s Thursday Crew.

Pene Rice and the Thursday Crew have developed a fabulous plan for the Lake Earnshaw area. Of particular note are the revegetation sites, picnic shelter, and the proposed pathways: with asphalt paths linking to the Gilbert Gordon Oval to the town, and the granitic or mown paths encircling four distinct recreational and natural areas. The draft plan will be displayed in the Coles window and on our website. We will also consult with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council over the coming months on our proposals. We invite any comments about the plan. Please email your feedback to

Click here to read more about our Lake Earnshaw proposal

earnshaw concept plan