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Brigadoon

Brigadoon is a large locality situated north of the Swan Valley, east of Upper Swan and to the north of the suburb of Baskerville. The district is largely agricultural although subdividing for housing has commenced atop the Campersic Road hill. The eastern part of the area is mainly hilly bushland with a deep valley conveying part of the upper reaches of the Swan River and the inter-continental railway line. The Bells Rapids Park is adjacent to the river


 
 
 
 
 

Brigadoon - Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids is an attractive part of the Swan River in Brigadoon. Good June rains see the river flowing quite well and a couple of hardy fellows seem to be kayak practicing for the Avon Decent which is held annually in early August. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG001

 

Brigadoon - Bells Rapids

The Swan waters are a little more tranquil just here. Quite a few people are picnicking in the adjacent park and enjoying clambering over the rocks. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG002

 

Brigadoon - Bells Rapids

Another view of the Swan River looking through the trees. A few kilometres north of Bells Rapids is the Walyunga National Park. It is within that park that the Swan River becomes the Avon River, at the confluence of the Wooroloo Brook. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG003

 

Brigadoon - Bells Rapids

Water rushes across the rocks over there. In the foreground the water is a lot calmer. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG004

 

Brigadoon - Bells Rapids Bridge

A couple of hundred metres upstream from the main car park is this bridge which crosses the river. There are varying length walking tracks on the far side of the river. June 2015. Photos Ref: BRIG005

 

Brigadoon - Bells Rapids Bridge

Another look at the bridge crossing the Swan River at Bells Rapids. Although early June, water level in the river is low because of scant seasonal rain thus far this year. June 2015. Photos Ref: BRIG006

 

Brigadoon - State Equestrian Centre

Close to Bells Rapids on Cathedral Avenue is the State Equestrian Centre. This is the front of the building. Businessmen Alan Bond and Laurie Connell caused this centre to be established. Inside is a shop and administration offices. To the rear is an under-cover arena. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG007

 

Brigadoon - State Equestrian Centre

A look inside the arena at the back. Children practice on their ponies on the sand floor with music playing to help the timing through their movements. Very impressive. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG008

 

Brigadoon - Fire Station

This is the Brigadoon fire station located on Cathedral Avenue. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG009

 

Brigadoon - Land Sales Office

Peet's land-sales office up at Bells look-out point on Campersic Road with probably one of the most sweeping hills aspects Perth has to offer. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG010

 

Brigadoon - Paddocks

A view north across the paddocks to the hills from the land-sales office. Over to the right is Campersic Road. Visible up in the top right hand corner is the land sales office. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG011

 

Brigadoon - Paddocks

Another view from the land-sales office, this time looking down into the valley where Bells Rapids is located. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG012

 

Brigadoon - View To Rapids

And a final view, this time zooming in a bit on the Swan River near the rapids. You can see the interstate rail lines snaking their way through the hills and following the river valley. July 2011. Photos Ref: BRIG013


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