Bearded orchid

Bearded orchid

Saturday 5 November 2022: The walk explores various aspects of the Black Mountain and Aranda Hills Nature Reserve, criss-crossing the undulating landscape along fire trails and single well defined foot pads.


From Garmin Connect – Distance: 11.70km | Climb: 494m | Time: 2:58 moving + 0:40 of stops = 3:38 | Grading: M/E; E(7).

Photographs Photographs are available here.
gpx File The gpx file is available here.
Track Notes

I was last at Black Mountain on 28 Sep 22, and in Aranda Bushland on 21 Jan 16.

Sal led a marvelously thought out ramble in these areas. A few of the tracks and footpads were new to me. Wonderful wild flowers, great company. An excellent morning.

White orchid

Donkey orchid

What flower is that?

Annoying a Trigger Plant

Bearded orchid

Nodding Blue Lily

Guinea flower

What daisy is that?

Rice flowers

Relive the Trip

Track Maps

Here’s where we went. On Topoview 2006 map © DEPARTMENT OF LANDS PANORAMA AVENUE BATHURST 2795 Used with permission.

Track Black Mountain and Aranda Bushland NRs

The Alltrails map is here, where you can pan and zoom.


9 walkers. Jenny A, Elizabeth C, Andrea C, Julie M, Sal O (leader), Terrylea R, Lam S, Sandra T, me.