Sunday 10 July 2022: Mt Majura and Dry Stone Wall – S/M. This walk starts at Antill Street following a foot pad in an easterly direction towards the Centenary Trail. After reaching the Centenary Trail we will turn right and follow it to the summit of Mt Majura. After catching our breath over morning tea we will walk off track through open forest down the northern flank until we reach the southern end of a dry stone wall about 300 metres in length. After a short walk from the northern end of the wall we re-join the Centenary Trail and head back to our cars. Total distance is about 7 km. Total climb is about 370 metres. We will be home in time for lunch.
Distance: 6.6km | Climb: 300m | Time: 2hrs 30mins including 10mins of stops | Grading: S/E-M; E(7).
The gpx file is available here.
I was last here on 23 Feb 16, checking out the Cbr100 route.
Today we walked up Clancy’s Track, starting from the Antill Street entrance around 100m south of the Antill St, Aspinall St, Ian Nicol St roundabout. Pleasant enough going up past the Yards site (is that what they were?) and ‘the great wall of Watson’ (as christened by Tim the Yowie Man some years ago).
South on the fire trail that runs along the west side of Mt Majura, then up the main track.
I certainly needed a stop on the way up.
Passed the nice gully that can provide a more direct route up.
We regrouped at the next track junction. Quite a few other walkers, dog walkers and track runners about.
Up the final management track and we were at the top.
Well ahead of time, we were allowed a break. I took the opportunity to practice my PeakFinder.
From here we headed down the northern spur of Mt Majura, past the Air Navigation Facility and into the woodland. Some very nice Kurrajong trees.
Our very competent leader soon had us at the southern end of the destination. Rather than a wall, it’s the base of a fence line. Settlers were required to fence their land and here the ground is so hard and stony that they had to build up a fence base in order to erect the posts for a post and rail fence. What a huge effort – the structure is 240m long!
After following it down, we bent away to the NW to join a fire trail. A stop just up off the side of it to examine a tree. Surveyor’s blaze or something else?
Cut the corner of the fire trail and so down Clancy’s Track. Stopped at what I’d always believed to be a horse jump, but is clearly a loading ramp site.
Back down to the cars.
Continuing my map source fiddling, here’s the track on the Hall 1:25000 etopo geo-PDF map downloaded from SIX and calibrated for use in OziExplorer.
12 walkers – Leader Phillip S.
Finished by 11am, I took the opportunity to recce parking areas for some upcoming walks.
Justice Robert Hope Park Nature Reserve
Crace Grasslands Nature Reserve
Nadjung Mada Nature Reserve
Gungaderra Grasslands Nature Reserve