Inner Middle Head Battery walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

762 m Return

26 m

Moderate track
On this walk you will explore the historic northern or ‘inner’ Middle Head fortification battery. You can explore the trenches, tunnels and rooms of the fortifications on the less busy gun emplacements on Middle Head. The vegetation, water, cliff and harbour views are also spectacular and well worth spending a bit of time to carefully explore and soak up the sites.

Maps for the Inner Middle Head Battery walk 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.
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Inner Middle Head Battery walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Inner Middle Head Battery walk

Accessibility summary information for the Inner Middle Head Battery walk

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 0 places to sit on this walk.
Hazards: There are 1 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard Ground is rough and slopes moderately steeply down to unfenced drop into gun emplcement. Significant unfenced fall risk. Found about 370m 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 762 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


200m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 110m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (70m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

210m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 110m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (65m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 270m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 110m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 380m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 380m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 200m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 180m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Inner Middle Head Battery walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Inner Middle Head Battery walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Inner Middle Head Battery walk walk starts and ends at the Cobblers Beach Trail trackhead (gps: -33.826961, 151.2643)
Your transport options to Cobblers Beach Trail trackhead are by;
Bus. (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



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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 🙂