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Preparation for walks: Make sure you tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back. Carry a daypack for such things as food & drink, water bottle, rain gear, first aid, map, towel, sunscreen and bird book etc. Stay on the tracks, leave the area as you found it, take all rubbish out, use toilets before you go walking, no fires.

Maps of the Barrington Tops region

Chichester State Forest map & details – click here

Purchase a Forests NSW map of the area – click here

National Parks and Wildlife Service map – click here

 

On the Allyn River: In Gresford

Gresford swimming hole

In town at the Gresford Campground and Caravan Park
Entrance 24 Park Street East Gresford continue down the road towards the river

On the Allyn River: In the National Park

Burraga Swamp Track – Antarctic Beech forest

This is a lovely walk to a very interesting feature. Thousands of years ago, a huge landslip off the steep western side of Mount Lumeah created a bench and basin in the slope. The basin gradually filled with sediment and peat – an organic deposit made from decomposing vegetation – to become Burraga Swamp.

Today the delicate grasses and sedges of the swamp are a sharp contrast to the ancient surrounding rainforest of Antarctic beech. The organic material deposited over millennia is a valuable scientific resource to help understand past climates and vegetation.

The track begins from the Mount Allyn Forest Road in Chichester State Forest, and climbs gently through the beech forest, across a small saddle and down to the southern edge of the swamp. Return the same way.

On the Allyn River: In the Chichester State Forest

For information about the Chichester State Forest contact ForestsNSW
State-wide Information Line 1300 655 687 or 9871 3377 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
map and details – click here

Allyn River Forest Park

Allyn River, Chichester State Forest
The Allyn River Forest Park is a great day use area for swimming, bushwalking, relaxing or four-wheel-driving. The nearby swimming hole at Ladies Well is a cool refreshing swimming hole that is perfect for a dip in the warmer summer months.

Allyn River, Chichester State Forest
Dobbie Rim is a small picnic area. Please note: you can use the toilets located at nearby Old Camp.

Allyn River, Chichester State Forest
A picturesque swimming spot with cascades where you can bask on warm rocks or swim in the cool Allyn waters. Ladies Well is for day use only. Please note that no camping is permitted.

Mount Allyn

Mount Allyn, Chichester State Forest
A spectacular lookout offers 360 degree views of the forests, park and wilderness of the Barrington Tops. Follow Mount Allyn Road through dry eucalypt forest at lower altitudes to cool temperate Antarctic beech forest and then into open grassy forest. The return distance from the main road is 28 kilometres. Note: The road up to Mount Allyn can become slippery in wet weather and may be seasonally closed due to snowfalls.

Old Camp

Allyn River, Chichester State Forest
Old Camp is positioned closest to the Allyn River with shady, spacious camp sites. Nearby, Dobbie Rim is a grassy clearing perfect for families or groups. A little further from the river is Pademelon Park, with its large, secluded sites divided by trees. This site is recommended to groups of campers who wish to have a good time without disturbing other campers and forest visitors.

Pademelon Park

Allyn River, Chichester State Forest
A little further from the river is Pademelon Park, with its large, secluded sites divided by trees. This site is recommended to groups of campers who wish to have a good time without disturbing other campers and forest visitors.

Peach Tree Park

Allyn River, Chichester State Forest
A small picnic spot on the opposite bank of the river from the larger Allyn River Forest Park. This park is the start of the short but popular Allyn River Rainforest Trail. A small picnic spot on the opposite bank of the river from the larger Allyn River Forest Park.

On the Paterson River

Paterson River Road, Lostock

1823 Paterson River Road, Lostock
4931 7118

 

 

Easter Saturday Billycart Derby

The Gresford Billycart Derby will be held on Sat 26 March 2016. Click here to go to the website.

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