Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap (GNW)

New South Wales
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This section of the Great North Walk start from grand views at Heaton Lookout in Heaton state forest and leads to the picnic area and motel at Heaton Gap. The first section of this walk follows the dirt road to a communication tower before passing another lookout and expansive valley views. Here you start the steep decent along a rocky track and passing a lovely grove of grass trees. From here you follow a grassy trail and powerlines before the narrow track leads down and across the road at Heaton Gap.

493m
Maximum Elevation
119m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at either BP service station Brunkerville, NSW, or Heaton Lookout on Watagan Forest Rd, Olney NSW.   

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

See link and attached GPS file.

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/watagans/heaton-lookout-to-heaton-gap.html

https://youtu.be/TM2Sl2mTs64

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Guided-tours/classic-great-north-walk-newcastle-to-sydney

http://www.thegreatnorthwalk.com/home

Comments

I did this one return. Was a bit steep. If you have hiking poles it's a good idea to bring them along for this one. Heaton Lookout has a great view but if it's hazy you won't be able to see much.

rob.bushman on 9 Jan, 2016

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