A year in review

Another year is almost over. So I guess it is time to reflect on the walks I have done this year.
I have done about 50km’s of walking this year. Next year I plan to clock a lot more k’s on my boots.

I started the year off by walking from Crackneck lookout to Forresters beach and back again to Crackneck. This was a nice winter’s walk along the coastline. 

The next walk was a return walk from the motel on Freemans drive just west of Freemans waterhole. It was a hard slog up Heaton’s gap, it then passed a large communications tower. The return point is from Heaton’s lookout, with great views from north of Newcastle to south of Tuggerah lakes.  

The Wentworth loop was the highlight of the year. Leaving from and returning to Wentworth Falls station. The first few kilometres retrace Charles Darwin’s steps from when he visited Australia in 1836. This was the last year of his history changing journey on the HMS Beagle. This part of the walk follows a small but beautiful valley with a creek and many little waterfalls. The Jamison valley then opens up at Wentworth falls. The track (which changes names from Charles Darwin Walk to National Pass) crosses the falls then goes down the steep, historic, cliff hugging grand staircase. Once over the middle falls, the track clings to the cliff line passing a number of large waterfalls.  Just remember to watch out for rock falls!! The track then goes up hill with a nice stop for morning tea or lunch at the conservation hut. It then follows the top of the cliff tops with lots of good views of the valley below. More info can be found here



The walk I did before Wondabyne to Woy Woy walk was the Emerald Pool circuit in the Popran National park. This walk included interesting rock formations on the 248 track and a nice waterhole at the Emerald pools. More info can be found  here

So I am now looking forward to twenty ten and more bushwalking and blogging for you.
I hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a happy new year!


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