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Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery
Time: 3 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.1 km WNW of Peats Ridge
Length: 7.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 7.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Mcpherson State Forest
Climb: 450 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 450 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

An interesting walk with some great scenery, going to the small and interesting, historic cemetery at Upper Mangrove. Evidence of Aboriginal activity in the area stretches back at least 5000 years. Early European settlement in the area was concerned with timber, and produce farming, before the area also became established as a stop-off for travelers on the Great North Road. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery

Map of Walk

Location

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Dubbo Gully Rd car park
Int of Dubbo Gully Rd and Upper Mangrove Creek Rd
Upper Mangrove cemetery
Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Donnys track
Int below Fairview Homestead
Starting point for this hiking track: Dubbo Gully Rd car park

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)

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

Photo Gallery

 
Big rock overhang on Dubbo Gully Rd
 
Big rock overhang on Dubbo Gully Rd +
 
Nice rock scenery along Dubbo Gully Rd
 
Nice rock scenery along Dubbo Gully Rd +
 
Along the trail
 
Along the trail +

 
Forest views
 
Forest views +
 
Through the forest
 
Through the forest +
 
An old timber bridge on Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
An old timber bridge on Ten Mile Hollow Rd +

 
A clearing from earlier days of settlement
 
A clearing from earlier days of settlement +
 
Remnants of earlier produce farming?
 
Remnants of earlier produce farming? +
 
Pleasant walking on Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
Pleasant walking on Ten Mile Hollow Rd +

 
Upper Mangrove cemetery
 
Upper Mangrove cemetery +
 
Old headstone at Upper Mangrove cemetery
 
Old headstone at Upper Mangrove cemetery +
 
Upper Mangrove cemetery
 
Upper Mangrove cemetery +

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 Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 7km
Time 3 hrs 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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 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
Around 2.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 3.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 3.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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.
Drive to Dubbo Gully Rd car park
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) Dubbo Gully Rd car park to Int of Dubbo Gully Rd and Upper Mangrove Creek Rd
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.49 km Time = 1 hr 2 mins
Climb = 104 m Descent = -277 m
From the car park (a small clearing about 450m along the unsignposted Dubbo Gully Rd. Dubbo Gully Rd is found a by turning left off Waratah Rd when it becomes unsealed[1], about 4km from Mangrove Mountain shops), the walk follows the management trail down the hill and soon passes around a gate. There are some beautiful rock overhangs and scenery along this section of the walk. The walk continues to wind down the hill for a long while and eventually reaches the signposted intersection with the 'Upper Mangrove Creek Rd' (just before a bridge).

(2.49 km) Int of Dubbo Gully Rd and Upper Mangrove Creek Rd to Upper Mangrove cemetery
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.11 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -33 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail (now Ten Mile Hollow Rd) and immediately crosses the longer bridge (leaving the shorter bridge with a gate to the right). The walk meanders along the trail for some time, passing an old '134' sign to the right and a few old orange trees to the left. Soon after passing under some high voltage power lines, the walk arrives at a historic cemetery.

Upper Mangrove Cemetery Alt = 15 m
The Upper Mangrove Cemetery is on the western bank of Mangrove Creek, near the junction with Newmans Creek. The cemetery was part of St Thomas' Church of England, however the church building was destroyed in the 2002 bushfires[2]. Exploring the cemetery gives a glimpse into the history of the valley. You will find the stone remembering Alfred and Amanda Andrews who built 'Fairview' in 1922 and read of the loss of Leslie Starkey's parents in 1913. On the other side of the road, up the hill, is the remains of of the old St Thomas' Church building[3]. More info

(3.6 km) Upper Mangrove cemetery to Fairview Homestead
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.67 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 56 m Descent = -45 m
Continue straight: From the cemetery, the walk follows the management trail down the hill, leaving the cemetery to the left. The trail meanders along the valley for some time, passing a swampy area to the right and a large grassy clearing to the left. A short distance later, the walk reaches the signposted intersection with 'Donny's Track'[4].
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail down the hill. The walk soon passes around a gate and continues a little further, passing around a swampy area to the left and immediately arriving at an intersection near a gate. The trail behind the gate leads to an old abandoned house and shed, which could provide some shelter.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk passes around the gate and follows the management trail steeply up the hill. The trail soon arrives at an old, abandoned house.

Fairview Alt = 33 m
Fairview (550 Ten Mile Hollow Rd, Mangrove Creek) is a property with a homestead, built in 1922 by Alfred Andrews. The homestead and adjoining slab hut are now fenced to protect them, however the large corrugated iron shed on the south side is still open. The homestead was once a popular rest area for people traveling the North Road, via the Simpson track. The home was privately owned until 1973 when Gosford City Council acquired the land to protect the catchment area. The home was rented until 2002, when the tenants moved due to the threat of bushfires. The building is now in poor condition and the 'Friends of Fairview' are exploring ways to save the building and restore the history of the valley. Save Fairview More info

Drive from Dubbo Gully Rd car park
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
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Getting there

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Mill Creek camping ground
Ten Mile Hollow campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 25.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 25.3 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 21.7 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 24.8 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 22.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Dubbo Gully to Upper Mangrove Cemetery
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 21 km (to the SE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 31 km (to the ESE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 36 km (to the S)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
49 km (to the S)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 51 km (to the NE)

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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Mcpherson State Forest Mcpherson State Forest is a forest found west of Wyong on the NSW central Coast. The forest surrounds Mangrove Creek, just south of the Dam and boarders with Yengo National Park.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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AlanM - Something Different IP:125.254.75.xxx | 2010-11-25 23:39:19
The cemetery makes a different focus. A very pleasant walk.

Interesting following up on the history of the area.

Video at - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixFKPtZFqT0
Andrew Iverach - Mr IP:124.149.118.xxx | 2012-06-11 10:42:01
Looks like a pleasant walk. Plan to do soon.
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