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Govetts Leap Loop
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.2 km NNW of Blackheath
Length: 8.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 8.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 380 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 380 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk, from Blackheath Train Station, is a fantastic way to see some of the iconic areas of the Blue Mountains in the Blackheath area. The walk heads through Pope's Glen to Govetts Leap via a wonderful stroll along the creek, before breaking out to the views of the Grose Valley. The stunning views over the valley, waterfalls and bush make this a great walk with public transport access. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Govetts Leap Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Govetts Leap Loop
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Blackheath Station
Blackheath Station pedestrian crossing East
Int. Wills St and Gipps Ln
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Dell St
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Rodriguez Ave Trk
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk
Int. Popes Glen Trk and Pulpit Rock Trk
Horseshoe Falls Lookout
Lower Int. Grose Valley Walks
Int. Govetts Leap Lookout and Grose Valley Walks
Govetts Leap Lookout
Braeside Walk North
Braeside Walk North
Braeside Picnic Area
Int. Braeside Service Trail and Braeside Picnic Area
Int. Braeside St and McNicol St
Int. Boreas St and Braeside St
Int. Govetts Leap Rd and Prince Edward St
Blackheath Station pedestrian crossing East
Starting point for this hiking track: Blackheath Station pedestrian crossing East

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
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Photo Gallery

 
Dam next to Braeside picnic area
 
Dam next to Braeside picnic area +
 
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Stepping stones one Braeside Track
 
Stepping stones one Braeside Track +

 
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Top of Govetts Leap falls
 
Top of Govetts Leap falls +
 
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Govetts Leap Lookout
 
Govetts Leap Lookout +
 
Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout
 
Bridal Veil Falls from Govetts Leap Lookout +
 
Sign post on Pope's Glen Creek
 
Sign post on Pope's Glen Creek +

 
Pope's Glen Creek
 
Pope's Glen Creek +
 
Leaves along Pope's Glen
 
Leaves along Pope's Glen +
 
Pope's Glen Track
 
Pope's Glen Track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Govetts Leap Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Govetts Leap Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Govetts Leap Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Govetts Leap Loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 9km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.6km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 730m is very steep and the remaining 390m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
3.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1.1km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus to Blackheath Station
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive to Blackheath Station
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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(0 km) Blackheath Station to Int. Pope's Glen Trk and Dell St
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 1.18 km Time = 26 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -65 m
From the top of the station steps, this walk heads towards the Great Western Highway and Gardners Inn. The walk turns right down a flight of stairs, then turns left across the Great Western Highway at the pedestrian crossing.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the Great Western Highway, keeping the Gardners Inn to the right. This walk turns right after the petrol station, turning onto Gardiners Cres. The walk continues down Gardiners Cres to take the first left onto Inconstant St. The walk then takes the first right onto Wills St, which later becomes Robertson Lane. Robertson Lane tends right into Gipps Lane, which is followed to the intersection with Dell St/Wills St (unsignposted, road changes name near this intersection).
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the road, leaving Gipps St behind on the left and passing a wooden house (also on the left). The walk passes Cleopatra St on the left before coming to the signposted intersection with the Pope's Glen track on the right, near 49 Dell St.

(1.18 km) Int. Popes Glen Trk and Dell St to Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.12 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 48 m Descent = -145 m
Veer right: From the intersection near 49 Dell St, this walk heads down the hill following the old 'Popes Glen' sign. After approximately 350m, this walk passes an intersection (with access tracks to Clarence Rd). A further 200m down the hill, the walk passes a waterfall on the right, then continues down parallel to the creek (on the right). The walk crosses two bridges, then continues to follow the creek (now on the left) to an intersection below power lines.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down a slight hill, keeping the creek on the left of the track. After some time, the walk crosses a bridge, then continues beside the creek until crossing a second bridge. The track continues for some time downhill, to a signposted intersection.

(3.3 km) Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk to Boyd Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 37 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill following the 'Boyds Beach' sign (under the bush). The walk winds down the rocky steps for approximately 40m to Boyd Beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Boyd Beach Alt = 923 m
Boyd Beach, Blue Mountains National Park, is a small sandy bank on Popes Glen Creek. The beach is a quiet spot with nice ferns and shade. The beach is a short distance from the Popes Glen track.

(3.3 km) Int. Popes Glen Trk and Boyd Bch Trk to Horseshoe Falls Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 441 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 41 m Descent = -31 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Govetts Leap' sign, climbing for approximately 50m past a rock feature (below on the left - there is a track to the top of this feature). The walk continues along the creek line, keeping the creek on the left, and passes a track (accessing the creek). This walk continues for approximately 100m, heading through a ferny area to an intersection near the creek, marked by 'Popes Glen' and 'Govetts Leap' signs.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Govetts Leap' sign through the ferns, with the creek to the left of the track, and comes to a set of stairs. The walk climbs the steep stairs to follow the railing around a rocky outcrop. The track then winds along the hillside for some time heading to pass a lookout on the left, as the track continues to the intersection near the Horseshoe Falls Lookout.

Horseshoe Falls Lookout Alt = 901 m
Horseshoe Falls Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, is a small fenced lookout. There are views down to Horseshoe Falls and across the Grose Valley.

Horseshoe Falls Alt = 894 m
Horseshoe Falls, Blue Mountains National Park, are sourced by Popes Glen Creek which runs over the cliff into the Grose Valley. The Horseshoe Falls seem to be named after the shape of the valley into which they drop.

(3.74 km) Horseshoe Falls Lookout to Govetts Leap Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 336 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 62 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk winds along the cliff top with the valley below to the left. The walk then leads steeply up the stairs to the intersection at the viewing area.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the stairs, keeping the valley to the left. The walk heads up and around the hillside to cross over a bridge, then up more stairs to the intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads across the grassed area towards a platform structure. The walk climbs some stairs onto Govetts Leap Lookout, with its great views and sandstone monuments.

Govetts Leap Lookout Alt = 975 m
Govetts Leap Lookout is named after the first European man to have enjoyed this view, William Govett, as an assistant surveyor in June 1831[1]. Govetts Leap Lookout offers wonderful views over the Grose Valley and the spectacular Bridal Falls. The word `leap` is an old Scottish word meaning waterfall[2]. The lookout is easily accessed from the car park[3], there are also toilets[4][fac=8007] and picnic shelters[5][fac=8012] nearby.

(4.07 km) Govetts Leap Lookout to Braeside Walk North
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 621 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -82 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, following the sign to 'Evans Lookout' and keeping the Grose Valley below on the left. The track rises for approximately 400m and then heads down the hillside. The walk zigzags down the hill, with stairs, and then crosses a creek with cement steppingstones, coming to a signposted intersection on the other side.

(4.69 km) Braeside Walk North to Barrow Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 79 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the winding stairs towards the cliffs. The soon comes to the railed Barrow Lookout, where there is a bench seat.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Barrow Lookout Alt = 910 m
Barrow Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks down to Govetts Leap falls and across the Grose Valley. The lookout is fenced and has a bench seat to rest.

Govetts Leap (falls) Alt = 894 m
Govetts Leap, is a waterfall in the Blue Mountains National Park. The fall is fed by Govetts Leap Brook which runs over the cliff into the Grose Valley. The falls are best viewed from Govetts Leap and Barrow Lookouts. Leap is a scots dialect word for cataract or waterfall.

(4.69 km) Braeside Walk North to Braeside Picnic Area
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.13 km Time = 20 mins
Climb = 52 m Descent = -5 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Braeside Walk' sign, up the stream, along the rocky track. The walk leads approximately 100m, to then go down to the creek. The stepping stones are followed up stream to a set of stairs. This walk climbs the stairs and continues south-west for approximately 100m to find some overhead power lines.
The walk continues upstream, passing an overgrown track on the left (which heads underneath power lines on the left to join up with a management trail above on the hill). This track is passed, as the brook is followed for approximately 100m, passing some large boulders on the right as the track continues approximately 500m to the Braeside Picnic Area.

Braeside Picnic Area Alt = 956 m
Braeside Picnic Area, Blue Mountains National Park, is a small picnic area on the southern end of the Braeside walking track. The picnic area has a bench table and stone barbeque. The picnic area is situated next to a small weir and waterfall amongst the ferns.

(5.83 km) Braeside Picnic Area to Blackheath Station
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,road,road,footpath,footpath,footpath
Length = 2.92 km Time = 53 mins
Climb = 133 m Descent = -24 m
Continue straight: From the weir and the barbeque, this walk heads up the hill, keeping the weir on the right of the track, soon reaching the stepping stones. The track tends right across the creek via the stepping stones. From the creek, this walk heads up the steps to the signposted intersection on the management trail.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill past a car park area on the right, and up to the intersection of the management trails.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill passing a driveway on the left. The walk heads up the hill towards the white house at the top of the hill, to turn left (west) onto Braeside St, keeping the white house behind to the right. This walk continues up the street to the intersection with Boreas St.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north up Boreas St to turn left onto Govetts Leap Road. This walk continues along Govetts Leap Rd to the intersection with Prince Edward St.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill on Govetts Leap Rd, passing under the eaves of an old store on the right. The walk turns right onto the Great Western Highway, opposite the Ivanhoe Hotel. From here, this walk follows the footpath past the Gardners Inn to the pedestrian crossing, opposite Blackheath Station steps.
Turn left: From the pedestrian crossing, this walk crosses the Great Western Highway to turn right up the covered station steps. The walk follows the railway bridge to the top of the station staircase.

Catch the train from Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Blackheath Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive from Blackheath Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Chatswood
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Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
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Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 9.1 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 9.5 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 20.6 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 21 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 34.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Govetts Leap Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Govetts Leap Loop
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6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 19 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
26 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 26 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 32 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 34 km (to the ESE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
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Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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Will K - afew notes- Govett's leap loo IP:202.20.67.xxx | 2009-01-31 21:37:52
Hi,

this is a great walk, and the following should make the track notes more helpful.

1) Wills St does not meet the Great Western Highway as mentioned in the notes. Wills St instead meets Gardiner Crescent (take the second right after the highway) which meets the highway at the pub.

2) the instructions regarding the power line road before the Braeside picnic area don't seem to be correct (I didn't see any such road until after the picnic area), but this doesn't matter as there is only one path to take anyway. Also, the Braeside picnic area has only one picnic table, not two as is written in the notes (not that that matters!).

cheers, and enjoy.
admin - re: a few notes- Govett's lea Super Administrator | 2009-02-02 09:38:13
Hi Will

Thanks for the msg, and notes. Glad you enjoyed the walk.

A few errors there, sorry about that. We have updated the notes on point one, with all the street names.

The track to "Powerline road" is just a a small bushtrack, we updated the notes to make this clearer. You are right, just one picnic table, updated this to.

Thanks for helping make wildwalks better

Matt :)
Emma - Govetts Leap Loop walk IP:49.2.28.xxx | 2014-09-13 09:06:03
Thanks for the info you provide on your site, and also the app which we downloaded - both are good ways to search for walks. We found the directions hard to follow though, and when we lost our way the map wasn't much help as it didn't give us any other points of reference. The directions at the start need fixing (not a great start to the day when we got lost at the first instruction!) ... It should read 'walk down gardiners cres, and take 2nd left onto Wills Rd'. You don't need to go into Inconstant st at all. Then when we got to Govatts Leap Lookout the directions said go straight ahead .. So we did, and followed the Govatts Loop track which took us all the way down to the bottom of the waterfall. After deciding to turn back because we couldn't find Braeside Walk. We later realised that Braeside was actually at the top of the car park .. The signpost was hidden around a corner . The map on the app as well as the printed one we had did not show enough detail to work out where we were, and I'd hesitate to rely on these maps again as it was not a pleasant experience having no idea where we were heading. Nonetheless it was a good hike once we decided to retrace our steps.
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