James also helped to establish the Beechworth Hospital and Primary School. He died in 1928 within six weeks of his 100th birthday and lived nearby the rock that now bears his name. Fiddes Quarry was where much of the granite for building was cut during the gold rush era. The Precipice is a lookout above the former Reids Creek goldfields, once full of canvas tents and noisy diggers. Ingram’s Rock is a large granite outcrop and a lovely place to picnic and explore.
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.
James Ingram established a newsagency and supplied papers and stationary to diggers on the goldfields in the 1860s.