Camel Humps Nature Reserve


In the 1880s settlers started businesses here because they had good access to the river for transportation, fishing and drinking water; the gold in the river gravels; the fertile soil for cultivation; the sand and clay for making bricks; the coal in the banks of the valley for fuel; and the trees for sawmills and lumberyards. This short walk provides a glimpse of one of the industries that existed in the early days of Cloverdale, the brickyard. If you go up the stairs to Strathearn Drive, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the river valley and city skyline.