Bells Rapid – Mount Mambup Walk overview
Bells Rapid, at the edge of the Darling Range near Brigadoon, is best known as a viewing spot during the Avon Descent. In late winter when the river is ‘up’ canoeists practise here for white water action. After good rainfall an impressive waterfall (‘Bells Falls’) displays in a picturesque side valley. Energetic uphill climbs on both sides of the River are rewarded by excellent views along the Darling Scarp, across the Swan Coastal Plain, and northward up the valley to Walyunga N.P. The route can optionally be extended northward for a very rewarding 13-15.5km return walk to visit Walyunga and Bungarah Pools on the Swan River at Walyunga N.P., partly following the Camino Salvado pilgrim trail along the river bank. A major bushfire burnt through the area in Feb. 2021 leaving only the northwest area unaffected; some off-track sections of this walk route may become more dense and scratchy as the vegetation regenerates.