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Places to enjoy on your road trip - Gleneagle Forest

A beautiful place to take a those last remaining breaths of fresh air and enjoy a few moments of tranquility before returning to the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. 

Image Credit: Paul Torrance

Image Credit: Paul Torrance

You'll find the locality of Gleneagle on the Albany Highway nestled amongst mountains such as Eagle Hill (472m) and Mount Randall (513m) in southwest Western Australia. Gleneagle is 49km southeast of Perth (show me). Gleneagle is at an altitude of approximately 311m.

Gleneagle is located within the Jarrahdale State Forest

Gleneagle was a small forestry settlement some 26 kms south of Armadale near the junction of the Albany Highway and Jarrahdale Road. The township was abandoned in the late 1960's. At its height, Gleneagle had a school, a hall, 15 houses, teacher quarters, a forestry office, single men's huts and workshops. During the 1961 Dwellingup and Jarrahdale bushfires, the town served as a fire fighting operational centre providing necessities to all those in battle.  All the buildings were removed apart from the water tower.  The access road into old Gleneagle is around one hundred metres in length. The road splits and circles around the old townsite. The complete circuit is around one kilometre. The road was sealed but has fallen into disrepair although is still navigable.