Lady Carrington Drive

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3 hrs 45 mins

9.7 km One way

266 m

Moderate track
This walk follows the historic Lady Carrington Drive alongside the Hacking River. The old road is closed to traffic and provides a great way for walkers (and mountain bikers) to explore the richness of Royal National Park. You can explore the fantastic natural sandstone rock formations, historical artefacts, read the information signs, rest in the picnic areas and appreciate the magnificent native trees. You may well be lucky enough to spot lyrebirds. The southern end has the steepest sections with the walk becoming generally flatter as you head north.

Maps for the Lady Carrington Drive walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Lady Carrington Drive bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lady Carrington Drive

Accessibility summary information for the Lady Carrington Drive

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 6 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 1850m apart, with a maximum gap of 2640m.
Hazards: There are 3 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard A number of the culverts crossing creeks along Lady Carrington Drive have unfenced and unmarked edges. The potential fall is significant enough to cause serious injury or death. Stay well clear of the edges. Found about 5310m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard There are a number of tall stone walls and culverts crossing creeks along Lady Carrington Drive that are unfenced and have unmarked edges. The potential fall is significant enough to cause serious injury or death. Stay well clear of the edges. Found about 9110m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard An 8cm trip hazard between dirt and cobblestones. Found about 9280m into the walk.

Accessibility Details


Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 9.7 km
Time 3 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

4.9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 4.3km has short steep hills. The remaining (430m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.6km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 10km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Lady Carrington Drive walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lady Carrington Drive walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lady Carrington Drive walk starts at the Int of Lady Carrington Drive and Sir Bertam Stevens Drive (gps: -34.148807, 151.03027)
Your main transport option to Int of Lady Carrington Drive and Sir Bertam Stevens Drive is by;
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the start of this walk.


The Lady Carrington Drive ends at the Lady Carrington Drive gate (Willow Tree) (gps: -34.079304, 151.05522)
Your transport options to Lady Carrington Drive gate (Willow Tree) are by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
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Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)