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Kanning Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km NW of Kincumber
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Climb: 38 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 38 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: Circuit
Walk: Easy

This lovely walk is a great way to explore the bushland at the top of Kincumber Mountain. From near the main picnic area, you follow a clear track before walking along the base of a long rock wall. There are a few sandstone caves, the main one mentioned in the notes is quite large, and a nice cool spot on a hot day. This walk then heads past the cave to loop back to the start via the Yanina Walk management trail. There are good wildflower displays in spring and summer. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Kanning Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Kanning Walk
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Mudbrick building car park
Main car park
Kanning Walk gate
Cave
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
Int of Yanina Walk and link track
End of Island View Dr
Main car park
Starting point for this hiking track: Mudbrick building 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)

Print a map and track notes here
 Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91312S 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
Honeman Rock Picnic Area
 
Honeman Rock Picnic Area +
 
View from the Mud Brick Building
 
View from the Mud Brick Building +
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk'
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk' +

 
Road next to mud Brick Building
 
Road next to mud Brick Building +
 
Start of the Kanning Walk
 
Start of the Kanning Walk +
 
Kanning Walk
 
Kanning Walk +

 
Large exposed tree roots
 
Large exposed tree roots +
 
Old Exposed roots of a tree
 
Old Exposed roots of a tree +
 
Metal stairs next to rock on Kanning Walk
 
Metal stairs next to rock on Kanning Walk +

 
Great Rock formations on Kanning Walk
 
Great Rock formations on Kanning Walk +
 
Smaller cave west of the main cave
 
Smaller cave west of the main cave +
 
Smaller cave on Kanning Walk
 
Smaller cave on Kanning Walk +

 
Walking bellow rock face
 
Walking bellow rock face +
 
Metal path
 
Metal path +
 
Large Angophra near main cave
 
Large Angophra near main cave +

 
Entrance to cave
 
Entrance to cave +
 
Inside the cave
 
Inside the cave +
 
Inside looking out of the cave
 
Inside looking out of the cave +

 
Walking track East of the cave on Kanning Walk
 
Walking track East of the cave on Kanning Walk +
 
Walking towards Yanina Track on Kanning Walk
 
Walking towards Yanina Track on Kanning Walk +
 
Needlebush (Hakea sericea)
 
Needlebush (Hakea sericea) +

 
Banksia
 
Banksia +
 
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
 
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks +
 
looking along Kanning walk to Yanina walk
 
looking along Kanning walk to Yanina walk +

 
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima)
 
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima) +
 
Walking along the management trail
 
Walking along the management trail +
 
Purple Native Orchid
 
Purple Native Orchid +

 
Termite Mound
 
Termite Mound +
 
Management trail near main picnic area
 
Management trail near main picnic area +
 
Yanina Walk sign at track head
 
Yanina Walk sign at track head +

 
BBQ at Honeman's Picnic area
 
BBQ at Honeman's Picnic area +
 
Carpark and information sign beside picnic area
 
Carpark and information sign beside picnic area +
 
Mub brick building
 
Mub brick building +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Kanning Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Kanning Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kanning Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Kanning Walk 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 1.3km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 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
Around 990m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 270m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 990m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 270m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Mudbrick building 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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Honeman's Rock picnic area Alt = 171 m
Honeman's Rock picnic area is a large picnic area at the top end of Island View Drive. This picnic area has a couple of large grassy areas[1], composting toilets[2], free electric BBQs[3], picnic tables[4], shelters, garbage bins[5], drinking water[6] and information signs[7]. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building[8] (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock[9], from which the area derives its name. There is a fair amount of parking available next the picnic area, and some extra spaces a few hundred meters down the road.

Mud Brick Building Alt = 170 m
The mud brick building is a landmark in the main picnic area at Kincumber Mountain, and is a popular spot to gather. Also known as 'Kincumber Mountain Information Centre', 'The Kiosk', 'Kincumber Kiosk' and 'Kincumber Mountain Kiosk', the building was constructed in 1986 with funding from Community Employment Programme[10]. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club[11] for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.

(0 km) Mudbrick building car park to Kanning Walk gate
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 93 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park, this walk heads up the road, initially keeping the mud brick building to the left. Soon the road leads to an intersection (next to an information board and fence on the left).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'One Way' road sign[12] away from the picnic area and along the road. Almost immediately, there is a locked gate and the 'Kanning Walk' sign[13] (on the left).

(0.09 km) Kanning Walk gate to Cave
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 368 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -18 m
Turn left: From the road, this walk follows the 'Kanning Walk cave 300 metres' sign[14] around the locked gate and along the old sandy management trail. After about 120m the walk turns right, following another 'Kanning Walk' sign[15], and passes between two large, exposed tree root systems. Soon after this, the track is concrete for a short distance and passes along the base of a long rock wall. The walk goes down some steel stairs and across a timber bridge, coming to a sandstone overhang cave. This cave is quite large and has a 'cave 100m' sign[16], pointing further along the track. Follow this sign for about 150m, passing over a steel platform, up a small rise and down some steel stairs. From the base of these stairs, the walk continues for about 25m along the flat track to find the unsignposted entrance to the cave. The entrance is between two large boulders on the left[17].

Kanning Walk Cave Alt = 168 m
The main cave on Kanning Walk is surprising large for a sandstone environment. The cave has two main sections. There is a large cabin about 7m wide and 9m deep. A small tunnel extends about 10m further to a small chamber at the back. The entrance to the cave is behind two large boulders, providing extra shelter. It is believed that A. A. Glasson lived in the cave in the early 1930's, which was not uncommon during the depression[18]. The cave has proved to be a great place to rest on hot days.

(0.46 km) Cave to Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 221 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the entrance to the cave, this walk follows the track around the base of the rock wall, keeping the rock to the left. Soon the track passes (and follows) an 'Alternate Return' sign[19] then leads up some timber steps. The track soon flattens out and heads through a timber barrier, coming to a 'T' intersection with a wide management trail, and a few 'Kanning Walk' signs[20].

(0.68 km) Int of Kanning and Yanina walks to End of Island View Dr
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 404 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Kanning Walk' & 'Mudbrick Building' signs[21] along the management trail. After about 40m, the trail passes a track and locked gate (on the left, which leads to the roof of a cave) and continues along the wide trail for another 230m. Just as the walk comes into view of a cottage (straight ahead through the trees), the trail comes to a clear intersection with a link track (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide trail gently downhill towards the house (just visible through the trees). The trail passes a fence (on the left) as the trail bends left and after about 70m, passes a cottage (the house on the right). About 50m further along the trail, the walk passes a 'Yanina Walk Colin Watters Lookout' sign[22], and heads around a locked gate to Island View Rd.

(1.09 km) End of Island View Dr to Mudbrick building car park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 178 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the end of the road, this walk follows the road away from the locked gate and 'Yanina Walk' sign[23], keeping the picnic area to the right. The road bends a little, passing a few more car parks and an information board before coming to an intersection marked with a 'No Entry' sign[24].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill along the road, passing the 'No Entry' sign[25] and keeping the picnic area on the right. The road soon comes to another car park next to the mud brick building.

Drive from Mudbrick building 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
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 2.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 6 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 6.9 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 7.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 16.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Kanning Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Kanning Walk
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 9 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 11 km (to the NE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 29 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
41 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 58 km (to the SW)

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      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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