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Walls Ledge (Long) Track
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km W of Blackheath
Length: 2.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 128 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 128 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 start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This extended version of the Walls Ledge Track begins at Bundarra St and continues down past a side trip to Fort Rock. The track sports a small waterfall and some cliff-base walking. It also rises above to follow the same cliffs back to Centennial Rd car park. The track takes in awesome scenes of the sheer cliffs to the west of Blackheath. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Walls Ledge (Long) Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Walls Ledge (Long) Track
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End of Bundarra St
Gordon Ave Trk
Centennial Glen Ck
Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Int. Colliers Causeway and Centennial Pass Trk
Int. Walls Ledge Track and Centennial Pass Trk
Int. Walls Ledge Track and Centennial Glen Rd Carpark Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Gordon Ave Trk

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
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave
 
Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave +
 
Fort Rock Track
 
Fort Rock Track +
 
White markings on rock
 
White markings on rock +

 
Stairs down to Centennial Glen
 
Stairs down to Centennial Glen +
 
Centennial Pass Track
 
Centennial Pass Track +
 
Caterpillar
 
Caterpillar +

 
White markings on boulders
 
White markings on boulders +
 
Climber above Walls Ledge Track
 
Climber above Walls Ledge Track +
 
View from Walls Ledge Track
 
View from Walls Ledge Track +

 
Steps down to underneath the cliff
 
Steps down to underneath the cliff +
 
Slender Rice Flower (Pimelea linifolia ssp. linoides)
 
Slender Rice Flower (Pimelea linifolia ssp. linoides) +
 
Gate from Centennial Glen Rd car park
 
Gate from Centennial Glen Rd car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Walls Ledge (Long) Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Walls Ledge (Long) Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Walls Ledge (Long) Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Walls Ledge (Long) Track 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 2.3km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 2.3km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 30m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to End of Bundarra St
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Bundarra St
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 --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Bundarra St to Centennial Glen Ck
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 435 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -58 m
From the corner of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave, this walk heads down the hill keeping the houses on the right and bush on the left. The track soon leads to a telegraph pole and track on the right, below Gordon Ave.
Continue straight: From the intersection below the telegraph pole, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the valley on the left. The walk drops down boardwalked track for some time before entering the heath. Winding down through the heath, the track opens out onto Centennial Glen Creek, which it crosses to the other side near the seats and rock cliff.

(0.44 km) Centennial Glen Ck to Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 235 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the creek, this walk heads towards the broken seats under the cliffs and continues around the hillside. The track soon leaves the cliffs to meander through the heath for a short time, before coming to a rocky surface painted with arrows for 'Porters Pass' and 'Fortress Rock'.

(0.67 km) Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk to Fort Rock
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 134 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the painted rock, this walk heads up onto the rocky outcrop. The track winds through the thick heath vegetation and up a few steps for approximately 50m, to open out to the prominent feature of Fort Rock.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Fort Rock Alt = 1025 m
Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.

(0.67 km) Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk to Int. Walls Ledge Track and Centennial Pass Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 541 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -87 m
Turn left: From the rocky surface, this walk follows the arrow to 'Porters Pass' down the hill. The track heads down through thick heath to come to a set of stairs in a narrow pass. The walk leads down the stairs to a clearer area, lined with cliffs. The track keeps with the cliffs on the left to wind into Centennial Glen with a waterfall over the track. The track continues to follow the cliffs on the left to a boulder marked in white paint 'Porters Pass'.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the clearing below the cliffs (left of the track) for approximately 50m. The track comes to an intersection marked by two rocks, with 'Centennial Glen' and 'Porters Pass' painted on them.

(1.21 km) Int. Walls Ledge Track and Centennial Pass Trk to Centennial Glen Rd Carpark
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 1.14 km Time = 26 mins
Climb = 74 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk keeps the valley on the right as the track soon leaves the cliffs to meander around the hillside, coming to the steps on the left.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads beneath the cliffline for approximately 40m towards the Kanimbla Valley. The track drops through the heath to a cliffline covered in thick scrub. A man-made basin, filled by drips from the cliff roof above, is passed as the track continues to follow the cliffline on the left. The track undulates along a clear cliffline for quite some time, with views into the Kanimbla Valley to the right. Be
mindful of climbers and falling objects along these cliffs. The track keeps with the cliffs as they tend left to a rock slope, with stairs cut into the rock. The track climbs these stairs to meander through the heath for some time, with the track widening. The track continues through the heath to a gate before a car park, on Centennial Glen Rd.

Catch the train from Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Centennial Glen Rd Carpark
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Centennial Glen Rd Carpark
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 --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 9.1 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 9.5 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 20.5 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 20.9 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 34.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Walls Ledge (Long) Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Walls Ledge (Long) Track
Click to re-center search
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 19 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
26 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 26 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 34 km (to the ESE)

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
Windy. Mostly sunny.
Windy. Mostly sunny.
5.5°C (feels like -2.6°)
30 km/h from the W (gusting 33)
53% humidity     (as at 01/03:05pm)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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