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Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.7 km ESE of Springwood
Length: 0.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 20 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 20 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This is short walk to a view across Magdala Gully. The walk follows a track that leads to a the moderately large clearing behind the lookout. The view from the lookout is not as spectacular as many other lookouts in the area, but can be quite intriguing with a morning mist lifting from the valley. (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 Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout
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Map Scale 500 meters
End of Raymond Rd
Starting point for this hiking track: Lawsons Lookout

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
 Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90304S 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
End of Raymond St
 
End of Raymond St +
 
Sign at the end of Raymond St
 
Sign at the end of Raymond St +
 
Sign at the start of the track
 
Sign at the start of the track +

 
Track down to Lawsons Lookout
 
Track down to Lawsons Lookout +
 
Rock beside track to Lawsons Lookout
 
Rock beside track to Lawsons Lookout +
 
Track down to Lawsons Lookout
 
Track down to Lawsons Lookout +

 
Lawsons Lookout
 
Lawsons Lookout +
 
View from Lawsons Lookout
 
View from Lawsons Lookout +
 
View into valley from Lawsons Lookout
 
View into valley from Lawsons Lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout 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 200m
Time 15 mins
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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 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)
*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
This whole walk, 100m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 100m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 100m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 100m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 100m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 100m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the train to Springwood Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Springwood 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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to End of Raymond Rd
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Raymond Rd
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 101 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -17 m
From opposite 86 Raymond Rd, the track follows the direction of the 'Lawsons Lookout' sign[1], down the track. The walk winds past a few rocky outcrops to an unfenced rock surface next on the cliff edge, Lawsons Lookout.

Lawsons Lookout Alt = 316 m
Lawsons Lookout, in Springwood, Blue Mountains, is an unfenced rockshelf overlooking the wonderful Magdala Creek valley. The lookout is most easily accessed from Raymond Rd.

Catch the train from Springwood Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Springwood 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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from End of Raymond Rd
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)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of Raymond Rd
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 8.5 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 12.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 12.4 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 12.9 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 13.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Raymond Rd to Lawsons Lookout
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 7 km (to the ESE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 18 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 33 km (to the ESE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 45 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
49 km (to the E)

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 2 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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      31°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu18°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|32°Mostly sunny.
Sat15°|26°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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