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Sid Pulsford Walk
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km NW of Kincumber
Length: 4.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Climb: 118 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 118 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 end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Sid Pulsford Walk explores the ridge top of Kincumber Mountain, from Honeman's Rock to Green Point. The walk mostly follows wide management trails. Halfway along the walk, you will find the By-Pass lookout and rest area, providing good views and a great place to rest. The walk leads past the water reservoir above Green Point, then down the driveway to the end of Beatties Rd. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Sid Pulsford Walk
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Mudbrick building car park
Northern end of picnic area
Int of Sid Pulsford Walking Trail and link track
Int of Sid Pulsford Walking and Warriwarri Lookout trails
Int of Sid Pulsford Walking trail and track
Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection
Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection
By-pass rest area
Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail
Sid Pulsford walk lookout intersection
Sid Pulsford walk lookout intersection
Top of Woorara fire trail
Top of Woorara fire trail
Water Tank
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

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Photo Gallery

 
Mub brick building
 
Mub brick building +
 
Grassy area in front of the mud brick building
 
Grassy area in front of the mud brick building +
 
View from the Mud Brick Building
 
View from the Mud Brick Building +

 
Mud Brick building at Kincumber Mountain
 
Mud Brick building at Kincumber Mountain +
 
Picnic table in shade at Honeman's Picnic Area
 
Picnic table in shade at Honeman's Picnic Area +
 
BBQ at Honeman's Picnic area
 
BBQ at Honeman's Picnic area +

 
Sid Pulsford Walking trail sign
 
Sid Pulsford Walking trail sign +
 
Gate on Sid Pulsford Walking trail near Honeman's Rock
 
Gate on Sid Pulsford Walking trail near Honeman's Rock +
 
Moister section of the sandy Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
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Sid Pulsford Walking Trail
 
Sid Pulsford Walking Trail +
 
Tall trees beside Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
Tall trees beside Sid Pulsford Walking trail +
 
Walking along the wide trail
 
Walking along the wide trail +

 
Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
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Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
Sid Pulsford Walking trail +
 
Int of Sid Pulsford Walking trail and track
 
Int of Sid Pulsford Walking trail and track +

 
Sid Pulsford Walking track
 
Sid Pulsford Walking track +
 
Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection
 
Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection +
 
West of Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection
 
West of Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection +

 
By-pass track
 
By-pass track +
 
Sid Pulsford  by-pass track
 
Sid Pulsford by-pass track +
 
View from By-pass on Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
View from By-pass on Sid Pulsford Walking trail +

 
Table and View from By-pass on Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
Table and View from By-pass on Sid Pulsford Walking trail +
 
By-pass trail on Sid Pulsford Walking trail
 
By-pass trail on Sid Pulsford Walking trail +
 
Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail
 
Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail +

 
Sid Pulsford walking trail
 
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Sid Pulsford Walking Trail near the lookout
 
Sid Pulsford Walking Trail near the lookout +
 
Sid Pulsford walk lookout
 
Sid Pulsford walk lookout +

 
walking along trail west of lookout
 
walking along trail west of lookout +
 
Sid Pulsford trail
 
Sid Pulsford trail +
 
Green Point water reservoir
 
Green Point water reservoir +

 
Green Point water reservoir driveway
 
Green Point water reservoir driveway +
 
gate on Green Point water reservoir driveway
 
gate on Green Point water reservoir driveway +
 
End of Beatties Rd
 
End of Beatties Rd +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Sid Pulsford Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Sid Pulsford Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Sid Pulsford Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Sid Pulsford Walk 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 4.1km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
1.9km of this walk is very steep and another 1.7km has short steep hills. Whilst another 290m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 180m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 4.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
2.8km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 750m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (480m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 3.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 480m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 4.1km 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
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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.

Honeman's Rock Alt = 163 m
Honeman's Rock (aka Honeyman's Rock) is a large rock outcrop in front of the mud brick building, in the Honeman's Rock Picnic area. The exposed section of rock is 60m long and about 30m wide, with the western side having a significant unfenced drop. The rock is named after Cecil Lyle Honeman who became a lease holder on the mountain in 1962[12]. The rock has a large depression that once filled with water, and a drain has been dug to keep the pool empty and clear of rubbish.

(0 km) Mudbrick building car park to Northern end of picnic area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 184 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
From the car park next to the mud brick building, this walk heads in front of the mud brick building and follows the path to the toilet block. Here, the walk heads across the grass between the picnic table (under the tree on the left) and the BBQ shelter (on the right) to the far end of the clearing, near another picnic table, to find the 'Sid Pulsford Walking Trail' sign[13].

(0.18 km) Northern end of picnic area to Int of Sid Pulsford Walking and Warriwarri Lookout trails
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 294 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the 'Sid Pulsford Walking Trail' sign[14] around the locked gate and away from the clearing. The walk gently winds through the bush along the wide sandy trail, and comes to an intersection with a link track (heading up to the right) just after a large angophora.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide management trail north, past the large twisted angophora, coming to the 'Y' intersection marked by two signs[15] (just visible from the previous intersection).

(0.48 km) Int of Sid Pulsford Walking and Warriwarri Lookout trails to Int of Sid Pulsford Walking trail and track
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.29 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -100 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Sid Pulsford Walking Trail' sign[16] west along the wide trail, down the hill. The trail winds fairly gently down through the wooded and ferny forest and after about 230m, the trail steepens for a short distance. The walk continues down until passing another trail (leading back to the left) and crossing a wide saddle. On the other side of the saddle, the trail heads down steeply again and then up a hill, coming to an intersection with a track (on the left - this is just before the trail starts heading steeply downhill again).

(1.77 km) Int of Sid Pulsford Walking trail and track to Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 184 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the track south-west as it immediately bends right, heading over the small rise and then down the hill. The track then leads to a clearing on a saddle with a four-way intersection, and a 'By-pass' sign[17].

(1.95 km) Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection to Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail
Alternate Route: Track: Hard - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 775 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 75 m Descent = -26 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk passes the 'By-pass' and 'Rest Area 200m' signs[18] (keeping them on the right) and follows the wide management trail south downhill. The trail winds down the hill to cross a valley with tall trees and some palms. The trail then climbs steeply out of the valley and as the trail flattens out, it passes two other trails (on the left) and then comes to another intersection on the right, near the top of the ridge, just before a large area of bracken ferns.
Continue straight to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 2.55km 'Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail'.

(1.95 km) Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection to By-pass rest area
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 331 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 41 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'By-pass' and 'Rest Area 200m' signs[19] along the track, south-west up the ridge. The track soon comes to a rocky outcrop where it heads to the right (offering filtered views to the right). The track then heads around the side of the hill, up a couple of sets of timber steps, then turns right at the top of the ridge (at the arrow marker) and continues about 30m to the rest area, picnic table and views (to the right).

By-pass rest area Alt = 131 m
This lookout and rest area is not formally named and is found on a short by-pass track from the Sid Pulsford Trail. At this point on top of the hill, there is a picnic table[20] in a clearing and views north over Erina to Rumbalara and Katandra Reserves[21]. There is some natural shade, making this a good place for a rest.

(2.28 km) By-pass rest area to Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 264 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the rest area, this walk heads west along the wider trail (keeping the main view to the right). The trail winds along the top of the ridge and turns left, coming to a 'T' intersection with another management trail in a fern-filled area.

(2.55 km) Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail to Sid Pulsford walk lookout intersection
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 559 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -21 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide management trail north-west along the top of the ridge, initially keeping the valley to the left. After about 200m, the trail crosses a clearing and rock platform (with some filtered view to the right). The trail then leads downhill along the ridge to a 'Y' intersection with the signposted 'Lookout 100m' track[22] (on the right).

(3.11 km) Sid Pulsford walk lookout intersection to Sid Pulsford walk lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 49 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lookout 100m' sign[23] up the small rise and along the old management trail. The trail bends left and comes to a clearing with filtered views over Green Point.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Sid Pulsford Walk lookout Alt = 122 m
This lookout is signposted beside the Sid Pulsford Walk and is found in a clearing[24]. The views are filtered through the trees and extend north over Brisbane Water to Rumbalara Reserve[25]. The short walk to the lookout will satisfy your curiosity, but the views are very limited.

(3.11 km) Sid Pulsford walk lookout intersection to Top of Woorara fire trail
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 196 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -37 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads west downhill along the wide management trail, quite steeply at first. The now gravelly trail passes a rusty car (on the right) and then comes to clear 'Y' intersection.

(3.3 km) Top of Woorara fire trail to End of Woorara Pde
Alternate Exit: Track: Hard - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 309 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -46 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the lower trail that heads down towards the water view (keeping the other trail above and to the left). The trail heads steeply for a while then flattens out a little, before passing around a locked gate and coming to the end of Woorara Pde. (End of the alternative exit track)

(3.3 km) Top of Woorara fire trail to Water Tank
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 358 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -6 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads south-west along the wide ridge-top trail, keeping the steeper trail below to the right. The walk then heads down a gentle hill then up the other side, enjoying water glimpses on either side. When in view of the water tank, the trail heads left then down the hill to come to a large clearing and the water tank.

(3.66 km) Water Tank to End of Beatties Rd
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 394 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -66 m
Veer left: From the clearing, this walk follows the power lines around the water tanks (keeping the tank on the right). The walk then turns left and follows the driveway (and power lines) down the hill, quite steeply for a while. The walk then heads around the locked gate, coming to the end of Beatties Rd, Green Point.

Catch the bus from End of Beatties Rd
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Drive from End of Beatties Rd
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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 Sid Pulsford 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 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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Wed      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
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