This walk can be a continuous loop or a series of shorter loops. Bird life abounds particularly in the Black Ball Dam reserve and around Lake Anderson. The Chiltern Walking Path logo depicts a Yellow-Footed Antechinus which is a small marsupial mouse native to the area, locally referred to as the golden mouse. Enjoy your wander along the various sections of the trail that meanders through the historic gold mining village. John Conness discovered gold in Chiltern in 1858. The population rapidly grew along the Chiltern Lead (now Conness Street) – at the height of the gold rush Chiltern was home to about 20,000 including 2,000 Chinese.