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Eric's Adventurous Journey

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 26 Sep 2022
  • Scout Hall

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My name is Eric and I am a part of the 1st Kellyville Thursday night scout unit. This is an invitation to my 3 day hike for my ASM (Australian Scout Medallion). I need to find out who can come so we can start preparing. Both scouts and venturers are allowed to join me. I have designed the hike to be a moderate grade appropriate for scouts.

My hike is from Saturday 24th to Monday 26th September (first weekend of school holidays) and is in Dharug National Park near Wiseman's Ferry. Transport will be provided from/to the Scout Hall.

There is a small cost of $12 for campsites in the National Park and as a donation to the Monks at the nearby monastery who will provide us with water on day 1.

There will be a leader nearby in the National Park every day and on the campsite on days 2 and 3. Plus we will carry a personal location beacon for safety. There is also mobile coverage along the track in most areas.

Days 1 & 2 follow historic roads along wide management trails. There will be great views from the Western Commission Track, interesting sandstone engineering on the Old Great North Road built by convicts and the farming history of Ten Mile Hollow. Day 3 is a circuit with a lot of beautiful scenery and views. We will do the circuit with day packs only because it is harder with valleys and some steeper climbs, but we will be rewarded by rocky cliffs and boulder scenery at many points along the way.

This walk is great for those who enjoy walking on trails, visiting convict sites and historic places, and beautiful views.

If you wish to come on this hike you will need to carry your own hiking pack with a tent (can be shared with another person) including all of your food that you will have to provide yourself along with water and other equipment. We will be able to refill water supplies at both campsites. Leaders will be nearby and on campsites to ensure safety of participants.

  • Day 1: Dubby Gully to Ten Mile Hollow via Simpsons Track (~5h, 12km). Highlights are Simpson's Cave, old Fairview Homestead, Convict Trail plaque and log book
  • Day 2: Ten Mile Hollow to Mill Creek Campground via Western Commission Track (~7h, 18km). Highlights are the views and the old sandstone engineering
  • Day 3: 11km Walk Circuit from Mill Creek Campground (~7h, 9km) with day packs only. The name is misleading, it's only 9km. Highlights are the views, big boulders and the fern valleys.

More details and help to prepare for the hike will be provided after you register.

Thank you, Eric.