St. John's Uniting Church Wahroonga

Newnes to Rocky Creek, Wollemi National Park Weekend 21st/22nd March, 2015

Wolgan Valley imageThe first overnight walk of the year takes the Cartophiles to the Wolgan Valley, one of the most impressive gorges in NSW. The Wolgan River rises in the Newnes State Forest and is rimmed by massive cliffs for nearly 30km downstream to where it meets the Capertee River to form the Colo River.

This walk starts at the Newnes Campsite, roughly halfway between Lithgow and Mudgee, and heads about 12km down the river on the old fire trail to the junction with Rocky Creek. The second day is a return walk.

The walk is along fire trails past refinery ruins, fenced off mine shafts and old farm sites running to nature. It is mostly pleasant, undulating walking except for one steep uphil climb about 4km in where a section of the track along the river was washed away by a massive flood in 1978 at a place known as the Devils Pinch.

For more information see 2015 Overnight Walk 1 (Newnes to Rocky Creek) flyer

You must register for this walk by Monday 9th March. For more information contact Kit Craig on 0411 507 422 or email cartophiles@stjohnswahroonga.org