Daffodils and Jonquils at Sherwood

Thursday 31 August 2023: Gentlemen’s ramble to Dowling trig and Sherwood daffodils – M/E.


From Garmin Connect (Map66i) – Distance: 9.91km | Climb: 325vm | Time: 2:28 moving + 0:56 of stops = 3:24 | Grading: M/E; E(7).


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Track Map

Here’s where we went.

Track Dowling trig and Sherwood daffodils

Track Notes

I was last here on 11 Sep 22. Phillip puts this on as an annual trip. Because that CBC walk is booked out in 2 week’s time, he put on this special gentlemen’s ramble. My notes on Sherwood historic site.

Walking at 8.55am. Lovely last day of winter. I’d come prepared with a dozen geocaches to find, and also that uneasy feeling that it’s not fair to hold up another leader’s party. A ploy, to also help with my useless right hand, was to photograph the caches as proof of find. Very quick.

A quick find of GC8T2RQ Sherwood Forest – Robin Hood as we walked up the road from the car park off Mountain Creek Road.

Round the bend, a footpad up a little spur and a find of GC8T6W2 Sherwood Forest – Nottingham where we rejoined the vehicle track to the hilltop and Dowling trig.

The lads at Dowling trig

Down the vehicle track to the third cache, Geocache GC8T6VX Sherwood Forest – The Sheriff of Nottingham. Grand views opened up to the SW.

Expansive views SW of Dowling trig

Max couldn’t join us at the last moment so we texted him a photo to stir the heart of a retired electricity distribution boffin. The wattles in the area were lovely too.

Max couldn’t join us so we texted him a photo

The footpad passed Uriarra weir.

Uriarra weir

We arrived at the Sherwood site. The signage holds clues to another multi-cache.

Signage at Sherwood

It was delightful to wander about the area, having t to ourselves on a week day.

Daffodils at Sherwood

Next stop was the nearby Phillips’ grave. That was after a chat with Lauren O and companion – that lady pops up everywhere! They were fortunate enough to see a huge flock of black cockatoos, no doubt feasting on the new, soft pine cones. We only saw one or two loping overhead.

Phillips grave plaque

The old vehicle track climbed north-ish towards the flank of Two Sticks Hill, then we turned off it. A huge area of pig rooting.

Pig rooting

We found where the cockies may have been feeding.

Young pine cones

Phillip’s route took us along an undulating old vehicle track which paralleled a fence line. Another geocache, GC92W0W Sherwood Sematary Tankengine, and a ‘cemetery’, marked a turn to the south.

‘The cemetery’

It was then back down to the car.

An excellent coffee and egg and bacon roll at a little cafe in Farrer.

Thanks Phillip and guys.


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4 walkers – Mike B, Eric G, Phillip S (leader), me.

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