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Bundian way

Postby russ752 » Sun 24 Jan, 2016 3:16 pm

Anyone walked this or part thereof? Looks interesting


http://www.bundianway.com.au/old_path_ways.htm
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Re: Bundian way

Postby north-north-west » Sun 24 Jan, 2016 4:39 pm

The track(and/or route-marking) itself is still under construction. Something I really want to do.
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Re: Bundian way

Postby robl » Wed 27 Jan, 2016 12:16 am

I walked the upper Bundian Way in early December 2015 with two friends. We did not always walk as a group as I was looking for an interesting walk for my usual group for 2016. We had a car shuffle; Dead Horse Gap and Pinch River. We planned four nights out; Cascade 1, Tin Mine Huts 2 and 3 and the last night on the Ingeegoodbee River before The Pinch.
I chose to walk off the road as much as reasonable looking for the pre-bulldozer routes. Regrowth after the 2003 fires made walking in some areas difficult. I walked along the Cascades, over Jerusalem and Purgatory Hills to the Cascade valley. I had intended to then find a direct route towards the Cascade Trail. At one stage going down Purgatory Hill I had that moment of finding that the route to the east was impossible and that the route to the west was more impossible. Disconcerting. I then walked down the valley (after camping) to Cascade hut and on to Tin Mine Huts via the road.
We climbed The Pilot the following day and the day after we walked down the Ingeegoodbee River avoiding the road about a third of the way. It is a bit scrubby in the gorge below Tin Mine Huts but pleasant along the river in less steep areas. On The Pinch we generally kept to the steep road but the upper east gully has some interesting bits. Feral horse tracks are common and make walking very easy.

As a result of this exploratory walk I intend to take the usual group along the Cascades and camp. (there is water in the saddles but poor tent sites) Then down to Cascade Hut and on to Tin Mine Huts. We will probably walk along the Ingeegoodbee River about half the distance between Tin Mine Huts and the camp before The Pinch.This walk I will grade moderate hard for mainlanders.

I must include the the usual warnings. Map, compass, travel in groups if uncertain and maybe stay on the road.
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Re: Bundian way

Postby north-north-west » Wed 27 Jan, 2016 7:00 am

That's a nice walk, robl. I've done most of that off the track, too but not sure how much our routes overlapped. Started via Dead Horse Gap, along Dead Horse Ridge, Bobs Ridge, Jerusalem, Purgatory, Paradise Hills, and then along the Charcoal Range over Wild Bullock to Stockwhip. Mostly easy going, but the drops from Paradise to the Charcoal ridge and then Stockwhip across to the Tin Mines had some awkward bits. Luckily it was some years before your walk and the regrowth wasn't quite as bad.

Water wasn't an issue. Plenty of soaks and small creeks just below the saddle between Purgatory and Paradise.
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Re: Bundian way

Postby greyim » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 7:29 am

Bit on ABC Australian Story tonite :-O
Nothing beats a nice camp fire
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Re: Bundian way

Postby rcaffin » Mon 10 Jul, 2017 6:06 pm

Charcoal Range is quite nice (mostly), with some regrowth and a very faint track in places. Nav is definitely required. It's the last bit down to Pinch River which is exciting: they must have imported a bulldozer driver from Victoria. It is just a leetle steep in places.
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Re: Bundian way

Postby Mutley » Tue 20 Nov, 2018 7:35 pm

Any recent updates on the Bundian Way ? Sounds like a cracker and the potential to link other walks is great. have just reeived a reply from. John, who has written a book on the subject and is lobbying for more funds, to develop the track. I was hopig somone would have a GPX file. Hope John doesn’t mind me republishing hie email...

Hi Peter
Thanks for your enquiry.
Although it might take a while, I hope we'll be able to update our websites
with new information as soon as possible (when enough of the route is ready
for action). It's a big task being worked on right now. For the time being
every effort is going towards getting the entire 390km route open soon. It
would help if we had financial and whole of government support in this, it
does follow public lands, and everything depends on the support. We can put
you on a list for notification when developments along the track are ready
to go ahead, if you like.
Only one section, the Story Trail, of a few km around Twofold Bay near Eden
is currently open. It runs between Cocora Beach and Quarantine Bay in a
well-graded 2-metre walkway. Great to take a picnic for the deserted beach
halfway. In Eden there are also sections from Snug Cove along Aslings Beach
and round Lake Curalo of about 6km.
It is likely the whole walking route will open section by section. Better
details and maps will go online soon.
Although things might take a year or two now, it's all really worth waiting
for! It's incredibly scenic and the walking is varied from day to day.
Just about everything at the moment is being done voluntarily, so it's
happening slowly.
I'm now suggesting people make their opinions on getting such a significant
walking trail completed known to local NSW parliamentarians Constance and
Barilaro.

Best wishes

John
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Re: Bundian way

Postby Warin » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 10:25 am

I have made a rough entry into OSM for it... it uses existing OSM ways and those are mostly roads not paths off the roads.
This will give you a GPX track and elevation profile .. but it is a road indication .. not a true bush walk. I expect some of it when finished will be a road walk rather than a bush walk, depends on property owners etc.
https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#rou ... 2!149.0683
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