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Asgard Kiln and Mine
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.5 km N of Blackheath
Length: 5.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 221 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 221 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: Hard

The walk to the Asgard Kiln and Mine is a great, quick trip which passes through some interesting swamp environments. The track does not get bogged in the swamp but passes along a dry service trail and bush track. The Asgard Kiln and Mine is well worth the visit, but don't forget to take a torch! (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Asgard Kiln and Mine

Map of Walk

Location

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Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East
Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Pyramid Rock camping Trk
Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Pyramid Rock camping Trk
Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Thor Head Trk
Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Asgard Mine Trk
Int. Asgard Mine and Waterfall Tracks
Asgard Mine
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East

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
 Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301N 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
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Asgard Swamp trail East
 
Asgard Swamp trail East +
 
A swamp along the trail
 
A swamp along the trail +

 
Bark
 
Bark +
 
Sign to Asgard Kiln and Mine
 
Sign to Asgard Kiln and Mine +
 
Inside Asgard Mine
 
Inside Asgard Mine +

 
Entrance to Asgard Mine
 
Entrance to Asgard Mine +
 
Inside Asgard Kiln
 
Inside Asgard Kiln +
 
Face of Asgard Kiln
 
Face of Asgard Kiln +

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 Asgard Kiln and Mine bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Asgard Kiln and Mine bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Asgard Kiln and Mine bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Asgard Kiln and Mine 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 6km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 280m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 2.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 130m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 2.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 250m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 2.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 280m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 130m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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 Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East to Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Pyramid Rock camping Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.02 km Time = 39 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -129 m
From the car park with the 'Asgard Swamp 3km' sign, this walk passes the closed gate and heads down the hill. After a short distance, the track tends left, more steeply down the hill, to then follow the spur for approximately 500m. The walk then comes to a creek crossing in a swampy area, after which the trail heads up the hill and tends right, continuing for a few hundred metres to an area between two rock outcrops, the larger one on the right.

(2.02 km) Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Pyramid Rock camping Trk to Pyramid Rock camping area
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 76 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the larger rock outcrop, down the hill for approximately 50m to the small pyramid-shaped rock outcrop.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Pyramid Shaped Rock Alt = 880 m
The pyramid-shaped rock, Blue Mountains NP, is, as the name suggests, a rock shaped like a pyramid. This rock is situated just south of Asgard Swamp, next to the service trail. The campsite has a well-established fireplace and nicely cleared area for tents. The pyramid shaped rock adds some character to the campsite, providing views over the swamp.

(2.02 km) Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Pyramid Rock camping Trk to Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Asgard Mine Trk
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 497 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk keeps the large rocky outcrop on the right, as the trail follows near to its base. The track leads up a slight hill and onto a small rise, at the top of which is . (If the track starts to slowly drop past this ridge on the left, you have gone too far.)
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk continues down an increasingly thin and more overgrown service trail, keeping the large rocky outcrop on the right, away from the track. The track continues to a signposted intersection.

(2.52 km) Int. Asgard Swamp Trail and Asgard Mine Trk to Asgard Mine
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 247 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -44 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Asgard Swamp Coal Mine' downhill towards the cliffs (which are across the valley). The track winds down the hill for approximately 100m to a small creek, then turns left to meet a more defined creek with a bridge. This walk crosses the small bridge and turns right, heading down the hill to where the track meets a small waterfall. This intersection is just up the gully from an overhang, on the left of the track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses the creek and follows the cliffline for approximately 10m. The track then zigzags down the hill to come back on itself while leading down the hill. From the last step, the track ducks under a log to the mine entrance in the cliff, on the left.

Asgard Mine Alt = 836 m
Asgard mine is the entrance to an old coal mine. The mine and kiln are the only heritage links to such industrial efforts of the 1860's to 1920's, in New South Wales. The mine's entrance is approximately 1.6m tall and wide and expands some 30m into the hill, so pack a torch if peering in. (The integrity of the mine is unknown.) More info

(2.77 km) Asgard Mine to Asgard Kiln
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 30 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the mine, this walk continues along the cliffline, keeping the cliffs to the left of the track. The walk crosses the creek to the north and contours around the base of the cliffs for approximately 20m to the overgrown kiln.

Asgard Kiln Alt = 828 m
Asgard kiln is an old coke oven which was used in the processing of the coal. The oven looks as though it has never been used, with a clean set of bricks inside and sandstone blocks on the outside. The oven is overgrown, although the entrance is still clear. More info

Drive from Int. Victoria Falls Rd and Asgard Swamp Trail East
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

Getting there

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

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
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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 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 16.3 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 16.7 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 15.1 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 15.9 km
Richmond Camping Supplies 340 Windsor St , Richmond (02) 4578 3004 43.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Asgard Kiln and Mine.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Asgard Kiln and Mine
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6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 15 km (to the WNW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
28 km (to the WSW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 28 km (to the WSW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 31 km (to the E)
3 GAR03 Wide Area Comms Site (off) Portland - Sunny Corner Road GARLANDS HILL 36 km (to the WNW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
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
Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
7.6°C (feels like -0.3°)
30 km/h from the WSW (gusting 35)
53% humidity     (as at 18/05:04pm)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Thursday 18th of September 2014 05:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire affected areas in an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
 Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route
Katoomba/Leura Walking Track Closures for Safety Repairs Monday 15th September - Until further notice - Prince Henry Cliff walk
The following tracks will be closed from Monday, 15 September due to safety repairs:
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk - from below Cliff Drive to Round walking track junction
  • MacKillops lookout
Lookouts and the following walks will remain open:
 
  • Federal Pass from Cliff Drive
  • Amphitheatre Track
  • Round walking track
  • Leura Cascades
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk to Three Sisters
  • Copelands lookout
  • Fern Bower
  • Linda falls

The Waratah Native Gardens
The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to the public until Spring 2014 due to major landslip event occurring across the Gorge Walking Track – a full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin).

Walker Feedback

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Denice - Trees over track IP:203.33.164.xxx | 2009-02-22 18:10:18
There is a large tree that have fallen over the track and taken smaller trees down as well just before you reach the mine opening. You can climb over them but it's is a bit hard going and you will need to take care you don't fall.
Jim - watch out for the snakes ! IP:59.154.24.xxx | 2013-04-29 05:41:57
Good little walk however, we had a close encounter with a red bellied black snake where the path turns left at the sign - just before the descend. The track is narrow and overgrown but only for a few meters.
Trish - All down hill till you turn ar IP:49.180.135.xxx | 2014-03-30 03:25:40
Track doesn't look very used, but it was a nice walk. Put a couple of fallen logs down to cross the first creek, wouldn't suggest going out after heavy rain. The mine and the kiln were lovely to explore, the 30 - 45cm track is part of a steep mountain.
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