Blackbutt Circuit Walk

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2 hrs 30 mins

6.5 km Circuit


245 m

Moderate track

This walk is a good longer option walking experience at Blackbutt Reserve. This walk visits the two larger picnic areas of Richley Reserve and Carnley Reserve, as well as the Lily pond and Rain Forest picnic areas. A highlight to this walk is the throughly recommended side trip to the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Reserve. This enjoyable walk is highly recommended.

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Maps for the Blackbutt Circuit Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Blackbutt Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackbutt Circuit Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 6.5 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 4.1km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 2.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 4.6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 1.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 3.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackbutt Circuit Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackbutt Circuit Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackbutt Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Richley Reserve (Car Park) (gps: -32.932399, 151.70001)
Your transport options to Richley Reserve (Car Park) are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit

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1 hr 15 mins

2.9 km Circuit


96 m

Moderate track

A great family length walk that takes in both of the large reserves in the Blackbutt Park. This walk starts at Richley Reserve and travels to Carnley Reserve and the Wildlife Exhibits before returning a different way to Richley Reserve. Never far from facilities, this walk suits families or those who want to stay on the wider trails. An excellent walk.

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Maps for the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.9 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 2.8km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 130m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2.9km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 2.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 770m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit walk starts and ends at the Richley Reserve (Car Park) (gps: -32.932399, 151.70001)
Your transport options to Richley Reserve (Car Park) are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
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* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Blackbutt Explorer

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2 hrs 30 mins

6 km Circuit


225 m

Moderate track

A meandering walk that takes in much of what Blackbutt Reserve has to offer. This walk completes a figure 8 while following the trails around Blackbutt Reserve. The side trip to the Wildlife Exhibits is considered a must see. There are many opportunities to stop along this walk, be it at a seat along the way or at one of the established picnic areas. A recommended classic.

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Maps for the Blackbutt Explorer walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Blackbutt Explorer bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackbutt Explorer

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 6 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 4.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.9km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.1km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 2.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 780m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackbutt Explorer walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackbutt Explorer walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackbutt Explorer walk starts and ends at the Richley Reserve (car park) (gps: -32.932403, 151.7)
Your transport options to Richley Reserve (car park) are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/2m

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit

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15 mins

480 m Circuit


14 m

Very easy

A must do at Blackbutt Reserve. This wheelchair accessible elevated boardwalk gets you in amongst the trees, as you amble through enclosure after enclosure of native flora and fauna. There are even close encounters with Koalas!. This free walk is open 9am to 5pm every day (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and until 1pm ANZAC Day). Great for all ages, this easy walk is thoroughly recommended.

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Maps for the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 480 m
Time 15 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 480m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 480m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 480m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 480m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 480m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 480m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk starts and ends at the Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail (gps: -32.937903, 151.69805)
Your transport options to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bwe

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Richley Reserve Circuit

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30 mins

731 m Circuit


21 m

Very easy

This easy walk, which is wheelchair accessible, travels through open grasslands that are surrounded by healthy eucalyptus forest. The grasslands have two large ponds, with two black swans on the lower pond. Do beware of the swans defending their territory. Richley Reserve is well maintained and makes this walk particularly attractive. This walk is recommended.

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Maps for the Richley Reserve Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Richley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Richley Reserve Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 731 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 730m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 730m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 730m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 730m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 730m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 730m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Richley Reserve Circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Richley Reserve Circuit walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Richley Reserve Circuit walk starts and ends at the Richley Reserve (car park) (gps: -32.932403, 151.7)
Your transport options to Richley Reserve (car park) are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/rrc

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd)

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1 Hr

1.9 km Circuit


104 m

Moderate track

This quiet and secluded walk is an easy amble through attractive rainforest. This walk circumnavigates Rainforest Creek and takes the walker into cool dense forest. You are likely to see flying foxes in the trees and if you are lucky, a Powerful Owl. Accessed from the quieter Lookout Road car park, this walk escapes the crowds well. A recommended walk, particularly on a hot day.

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Maps for the Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.9 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 650m has short steep hills. The remaining (270m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 980m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 960m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 270m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd) walk starts and ends at the Lookout Road Recreation Area (gps: -32.933649, 151.69092)
Your transport options to Lookout Road Recreation Area are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/rerfc

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave)

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1 Hr

2 km Circuit


99 m

Moderate track

This walk takes the walker into a dense cool rainforest that seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle city. You’re likely to see flying foxes in the trees and, if you’re lucky, a Powerful Owl. Starting and finishing at the Carnley Ave Reserve, this walk can easily be combined with a visit to the Wildlife Exhibits and/or a picnic at Carnley Ave Reserve. A recommended walk.

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Maps for the Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 1.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 530m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.1km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 960m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 530m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave) walk starts and ends at the Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail (gps: -32.937903, 151.69805)
Your transport options to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/rerfcw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk

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1 Hr

2.1 km Circuit


89 m

Moderate track

This walk circumnavigates Black Duck Creek by following the shady Blueberry Ash trail. The walk then returns to Carnley Reserve using the Main Ridge Walking Trail. This relatively short walk has a good combination of shady moist forest and more exposed ridge forest. Make sure you visit the Wildlife Exhibit while at Carnley Reserve. A recommended walk.

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Maps for the Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.1 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 1.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 390m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 930m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 280m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Carnley Avenue Reserve (gps: -32.937008, 151.69804)
Your transport options to Carnley Avenue Reserve are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bdccw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Main Ridge Circuit Walk

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1 Hr

2.5 km Circuit


92 m

Moderate track

This walk follows a wide trail along eucalyptus lined broad ridges as it circumnavigates Black Duck Creek. This walk starts and finishes at Carnley Reserve and while there, why not enjoy a picnic and/or visit to the Wildlife Exhibits. Combined with the excellent facilities at Carnley Reserve, this walk is recommended for everybody, on all but the hottest days of summer.

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Maps for the Main Ridge Circuit Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Main Ridge Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Main Ridge Circuit Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.5 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 1.8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 700m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.4km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 1.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.9km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 590m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Main Ridge Circuit Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Main Ridge Circuit Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Main Ridge Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail (gps: -32.937903, 151.69805)
Your transport options to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/2l

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Forestway Circuit Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes




1 Hr

2.7 km Circuit


91 m

Moderate track

This is a good walk, a highlight being the delightful Lily Pond picnic area, with its lush vegetation and attractive flowers. This walk travels through eucalyptus forest as well as one section of road walking through a quiet suburban street. The side trip to Richley Park is worthwhile to access the extra facilities there. A recommended walk that doesn’t attract the crowds.

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Maps for the Forestway Circuit Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Forestway Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Forestway Circuit Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.7 km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 2.1km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 560m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 500m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 930m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Forestway Circuit Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Forestway Circuit Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Forestway Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Mahognay Picnic Area (Queens St) (gps: -32.930167, 151.70397)
Your transport options to Mahognay Picnic Area (Queens St) are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/fcw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂