The Warren Blackwood Stock Route (WBSR) is a 320km bridle trail based on the historic stock droving routes of the original farming families of the South West. The WBSR stretches from the coast at Nannup to Broke Inlet near Walpole and connects a number of towns and camping destinations including Bridgetown, Manjimup, Quinninup, Shannon and Willow Springs. The WBSR is designed to be completed in smaller or larger sections.
The trail meanders through some of the most picturesque countryside the Southern Forests and Valleys region has to offer. Through Karri and Jarrah forests to farmland and the coast, the trail provides an opportunity for trail enthusiasts to experience the historic footsteps of the pioneer farming families that moved cattle to the coastal South West.
The bridle trail includes eight equine friendly campsites dotted along the route at intervals of between 26km and 36 km, and sections of self-reliant trail to explore toward the coast. The fully equipped campsites at Brockman, Dunnett, Davies, Wheatly, Mottram, Muir, Egerton- Warburton and Shannon provide access to sleeping shelters, toilets, water and horse yards. There are also 3 self-reliant sites along the trail at Kookaburra stop-over, Steve’s Road stopover and Broke Inlet that provide a place to stop whilst providing for your own needs.
The bridle trail alignment crosses multiple land tenures involving a variety of land managers including the Shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Nannup, and Manjimup, Main Roads WA and The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
The trail was constructed as a Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils project and funded by the Shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup, the South West Development Commission, Lotterywest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.