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mike
Feb 27, 2018

Where to walk next?

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Hey, I managed to persuade my 10 year old to watch me puff and pant my way to the top of Mt Taylor last night. He seems keen to do more. Where should we look to walk next? Is there a top ten for the region? thanks!

Admin
Feb 28, 2018

Goodaye Mike. This is the number one question I get! Good news, I'm working on a book at the moment, which will be the ACT's 25 best walks (according to me anyway). Probably wont be ready for publishing until towards the end of the year.

The short answer is with a question, how far or how long do you want to walk. If you're after short walks, I'd recommend Settlers Trail, Orroral Valley Granite Tors, Booroomba Rocks, Yankee Hat or even Frank and Jacks Hut (from Yankee Hat carpark). There's also Mt Franklin, which I'd thoroughly recommend, as it's really well signposted with historical facts.

If you're after a longer walk and a bit more challenging, I'd recommend Mt Gingera via Stockyard Spur from Corin Dam carpark. Make sure you're in reasonably good shape for this one as the walk starts with a 2.5km uphill section with lots of steps! This is my favourite walk and Mt Gingera is my favourite location in Namadgi. Enjoy.

 

mike
Mar 3, 2018

thanks for this! next question: are you aware of map of the region that shows the mountains/hills? sort of thing you can put on the wall and mark off as you go?

Admin
Aug 24, 2018

Hello Mike, apologies as I must of missed this post! If you go to the Namadgi or Tidbinbilla Visitors Centre, a series of maps called, The Rooftop Maps have been produced covering quite a few areas. Most importantly, one covers the ACT. They are very good as not only do they show you topographical features, but also information on landmarks and historical sites. They sell for around $15.

If you were wanting to use a map and compass for navigation purposes, I would purchase the actual topographical map as although the rooftop maps are really good, it can be argued that their primary purpose was not for land navigation. Hope that helps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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