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Map of bushwalks in District of Mount Clear
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Found 2 walks

The Settlers Loop
9.2 km circuit
2 h 30 min to 4 h
The Settlers Loop
9.2 km
Circuit

Walk
2 h 30 min to 4 h

Starting from the David Brayshaws Hut off Boboyan Road, Mount Clear, this walk takes you on a circuit near the southern border of Namadgi National Park, visiting 3 historic huts in the process. David Brayshaws Hut will be your first stop on this journey, which was built in 1903 by Edward Brayshaw for grazing purposes. It was the home of Davey Brayshaw, who lived here until the end of his life(1931). Shortly after came Henry and Iris Curtis, working timber and fibro in the early 1930s. The hut was comprehensively renovated in the late 1980s. After visiting the first hut on the journey, you’ll leave the rural area and head into the eucalypt woodland along the track. You may come across kangaroos and wallabies throughout the hike, but you have to be stealthy to take close-up pictures as they’re not used to walkers. As you make it out of the forest and past the creek, the historic Waterhole Hut will appear in the distance. It has some old sheep yards and horse stalls nearby for you to explore. From here, the track meanders along Grassy Creek towards the Westermans Homestead. Known for its nostalgic bargeboards and stone chimneys, this hut was built in 1916 by Bruce Jeffrey. Two family members of the Westermans are buried up the hill. Keep an eye out for the Octopus Stinkhorn, a fungus that looks like an upside-down octopus(hence the name) with red tentacles. As a ‘plus’, it smells like cow dung. If you decide to come here in summer, cover yourself well and bring an insect repellent to be protected from the relentless flies. In winter on the other hand, remember to check the forecast to be safe against storms and drastic temperature drops. Expect to get wet feet in some areas around the walk regardless of the season, so an extra pair of socks or waterproof boots may come in handy. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural
Rural

Transport options
To start
Car


Grassy Creek Fire Trail
13.9 km oneway
3 h 30 min to 6 h
Grassy Creek Fire Trail
13.9 km
Oneway

Walk
3 h 30 min to 6 h

Starting just metres away from the ACT-NSW border on Boboyan Road, Mount Clear, this walk takes you through the scenic rural areas and eucalypt woodlands of Namadgi National Park via the creekside Grassy Creek Fire Trail, visiting multiple historic huts along the way as you follow Grassy Creek. Ending at Old Boboyan Road near Naas Creek, this walk can also be done in reverse. Famous for its gorgeous bargeboards and stone chimneys, Westermans Homestead is going to be your first historic stop. Enjoy the rural areas of the walk as you’re following Grassy Creek, then take the side trip to Waterholes Hut if you want to see some old sheep yards and horse stalls. After skirting the border and entering the eucalypt forest area, you’ll come across the Lone Pine Homestead. Supposedly built around 1890 by Dan Crawford, it was home to him and his family of seven. Some say the pine tree might have been planted at the same time the hut was built. Your last historic stop is the Luton’s Crutching Shed, if you’re willing to take the side trip out to it. Built around 1964, it was used to remove excess wool from the rear of the sheep. If you’re here in winter, please check the forecast to be safe against storms and drastic temperature drops. Also, expect to get wet feet in some areas around the walk, so an extra pair of socks or waterproof boots may come in handy. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural
Rural

Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car




Found 2 walks