Cycle the Munda Biddi Trail is reporting that the Shire of Denmark has received Federal government funding to build a dual-use cycling and walking trail from Ocean Beach to Lights Beach near William Bay. Cycle the Munda Biddi Trail are suggesting that the proposed trail is tentatively titled the Wilderness Ocean Walk (WOW) and Ride Path and it is planed to be completed by 2014.
My understanding is that it will allow for the Munda Biddi Trail to be realigned away from Lights Road and allow the Trail to connect back up with the current alignment at Lights Beach and Ocean Beach. This would definitely enhance the Trail in this area for sure.
This may also result in the Bibbulmun Track being realigned as well. At the moment the Bibbulmun Track leaves the coast just to the east of Lights Beach and takes walkers over Mt Hallowell before descending into Denmark.
Currently the Munda Biddi Trail exits Denmark via the Ocean Beach Road and it would be a concern if the Bibbulmun Track realignment pushes walkers on to Ocean Beach Road. It could be a case of give on one aspect and take on another. I am not sure this would be a win for the walkers whereas the cyclists will get one for sure.
It will be interesting to see how this develops.