11km Circuit

And Walk






4 hrs 15 mins

8.2 km Circuit


634 m

Hard track

This excellent circuit walk offers a lot of beautiful scenery and views. Although shorter than the name suggests, it is a reasonably tough walk, with some steep rocky sections. The sections in the gullies and valleys are mostly very moist with lots of ferns, while the higher sections are through drier forest, so there is quite a bit of variety. There are also some lovely cliffs and boulder scenery at various points around the walk.




Maps for the 11km 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the 11km Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the 11km 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 8.2 km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

6km of this walk is very steep and another 1.6km has short steep hills. The remaining (210m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (210m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 210m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 8km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 210m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 7km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 970m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 3.1km 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 11km Circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the 11km Circuit walk.


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/22

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 🙂






Devines Hill and Finchs Line circuit

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4 hrs 30 mins

9.9 km Circuit


547 m

Moderate track

A great walk with a mixture of historic remnants of the Old Great North Rd, and some beautiful views over the Hawkesbury river and other valleys. Most of this walk follows parts of the convict built road, and a number of information signs along the way give a good insight into the construction and history of the road, making the walk more interesting. The last section of the walk, along Wisemans Ferry Rd, has some great views of the cliffs above. The historic Thomas James bridge, just before the end of the walk, is the oldest in-use bridge on mainland Australia.




Maps for the Devines Hill and Finchs Line 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Devines Hill and Finchs Line circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Devines Hill and Finchs Line 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 9.9 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3km has short steep hills. The remaining (1.8km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.5km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (1.2km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4.7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.4km 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 Devines Hill and Finchs Line circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Devines Hill and Finchs Line circuit walk.


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.
* 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 🙂






Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge)

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2 Days

24.3 km Circuit


1117 m

Hard track

This two day (or ten hour) walk follows several historic roads, now closed to traffic. Starting with a walk down to Dubbo Gully and past an old cemetery, you will then explore some old farms before coming to Simpsons Track. Here, head up the hill to come to the Ten Mile Hollow Campsite. The next day you will follow the Old Great North Road to Clare’s Bridge (second oldest bridge on mainland Australia). A bit further along the Old Great North Road, you then head down Donny’s track and return to the start via Dubbo Gully. A great way to explore the history and beauty of the area.




Maps for the Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge) 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.

Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge)

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 4 hrs 20 mins 12.7 km
2 4 hrs 32 mins 11.8 km

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 24.3 km
Time 2 Days
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

11km of this walk has short steep hills and another 9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (3.9km) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 23km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 18km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 23km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 24km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 12km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 12km 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 Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Dubbo Gully and Ten Mile Hollow Circuit (via Clares Bridge) walk starts and ends at the Dubbo Gully Rd car park (gps: -33.293017, 151.15119)
Your main transport option to Dubbo Gully Rd car park is by;

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/dgatmhccb

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 🙂






Great North Road and Dubbo Gully

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2 Days

27.3 km One way


1372 m

Hard track

This walk follows a section of the Old Great North Road along the borders of the rugged Yengo and Dharug National Parks, to then visit more historic sites in Dubbo Gully. This is more of a historic journey than you typical bushwalk. There is a campsite at Ten Mile Hollow providing a comfortable place for the night before visiting the Historic Clare’s Bridge. Soon after Clare’s Bridge this walk leaves the old Great North Road to follow Donny’s Track down into Dubbo gully were you get to explore this historic farming area before walking out to Upper Mangrove. This walk is mostly on wide trails and therefore can also be done as a mountain bike ride.




Maps for the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully 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.

Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 5 hrs 39 mins 15.6 km
2 4 hrs 50 mins 12.7 km

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 27.3 km
Time 2 Days
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

15km of this walk has short steep hills and another 8km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (3.9km) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 18km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 9km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

12km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 10km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (6km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

15km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 10km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (2.3km) requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 27km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 16km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 12km 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 Great North Road and Dubbo Gully walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully walk.


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/gnradg

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 🙂






Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully

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2 Days

28.3 km One way


1249 m

Moderate track

This two day walk follows a series of historic roads along clear and wide management trails. This walk explores the great views from Western Commission Track, the sandstone handicraft on the Old Great North Road and the farming history of Ten Mile Hollow, and also offers a side trip to Clare’s Bridge. Camping at the well-established Ten Mile Hollow campsite, this walk is great for those who enjoy walking on trails, visiting convict sites and early settlement historic places.




Maps for the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 5 hrs 59 mins 16.9 km
2 4 hrs 20 mins 12.7 km

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 28.3 km
Time 2 Days
.

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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 16km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 12km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 28km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 24km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 16km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 12km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 28km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 21km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 8km 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 Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully walk starts at the Bottom end of Western Commission Track (gps: -33.395783, 151.01401)
Your main transport option to Bottom end of Western Commission Track is by;

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

The Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully ends at the Dubbo Gully Rd car park (gps: -33.293017, 151.15119)
Your main transport option to Dubbo Gully Rd car park is by;
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/wcttdg

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 🙂






Grass Tree circuit

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1 Hr

1.7 km Circuit


109 m

Moderate track

This beautiful circuit walk goes through a range of dry and wet forest along the valley, and offers some great views. There are plenty of grasstrees along the way to add to the scenery and the creek crossings are very picturesque. The optional side trip adds some beautiful rock overhangs to the scenery and gives a taste of the scenery on the longer 11km Circuit walk.




Maps for the Grass Tree 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Grass Tree circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Grass Tree 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 1.7 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

770m of this walk has short steep hills and another 720m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (210m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 210m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 210m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 210m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 970m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 720m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.7km 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 Grass Tree circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Grass Tree circuit walk.


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/gtc

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 🙂




Hangmans Rock

And Walk






1 hr 15 mins

2.2 km Return


176 m

Moderate track

A relatively short walk with some really nice scenery and some of the historic highlights of the Old Great North Road. This walk climbs part of the well formed Devines Hill ascent. The remnants of the convict built road are impressive and there are good information signs along the trail. The visible remnants of the Old Great North Road include rock cuttings, stone retaining walls, an old quarry site and Hangmans Rock.




Maps for the Hangmans Rock 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.

Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Hangmans Rock bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hangmans Rock

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 2.2 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
.

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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

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, 1.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Hangmans Rock walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Hangmans Rock walk.


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/hr

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 🙂




Devines Hill

And Walk






2 hrs

3.6 km Return


257 m

Moderate track

A great walk with some really nice scenery and plenty of history. This walk follows the well formed Devines Hill ascent portion of the Old Great North Road. The convict built road is impressive and there are good information signs along the trail. The visible remnants of the Old Great North Road include rock cuttings, stone retaining walls, an old quarry site and Hangmans Rock. It is also worth the very short walk down the hill from the start of the walk to have a look at the historic Thomas James bridge.




Maps for the Devines Hill 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.

Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Devines Hill bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Devines Hill

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 3.6 km
Time 2 hrs
.

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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

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, 1.8km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Devines Hill walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Devines Hill walk.


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/dh

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 🙂






Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill

Download & Print Map and Notes




2 hrs

4 km One way


257 m

Moderate track

A great one-way walk which offers some beautiful scenery in the moist and shaded parts of Shepherds Gully, some bigger views on Devines Hill and plenty of Old Great North Road history. There are plenty of information signs along the way giving some good background on the convict build roads, making the walking more interesting. A short walk along Wisemans Ferry Rd from the end of the walk will also get you to the Thomas James Bridge, the oldest in-use bridge on mainland Australia.




Maps for the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill 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.

Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill

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 4 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

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, 4km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 2.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk starts at the Int of Settlers Rd and Shepherds Gully Rd (gps: -33.355691, 150.98268)
Your transport options to Int of Settlers Rd and Shepherds Gully Rd are by;

Bus. Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately 0 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill ends at the Int of Wisemans Ferry Rd and OGNR (gps: -33.375218, 150.98486)
Your transport options to Int of Wisemans Ferry Rd and OGNR are by;
Bus. Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up near Wisemans Ferry and drop off at Gosford would be approximately 0 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 (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/sgadh

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 🙂




Shepherds Gully

And Walk






2 hrs

4.3 km Return


244 m

Moderate track

The long, gentle climb along Shepherd’s Gully has some beautiful scenery and some historic remnants of the Old Great North Road. While the remnants of the road construction are not as impressive as those on the main Devines Hill ascent, they are still interesting. The optional side trip to Hangmans Rock takes you past an old convict stockade site and some of the construction remnants on the main Devines Hill ascent.




Maps for the Shepherds Gully 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.

Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Shepherds Gully bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Shepherds Gully

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 4.3 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

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, 2.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 2.1km is clearly signposted.

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 has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Shepherds Gully walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Shepherds Gully walk.


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/sg

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 🙂