6 August 2006 Castle Hill Photos
Map: Tuggeranong 8727-3S Second Edition 1:25000
Getting There
This walk was organised and led by Rob H as a CBC walk:
(Sunday 6 August: Castle Hill ramble – S/M This walk is an after-lunch ramble with afternoon tea near the trig point. The view is good: 360 deg. panorama. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leader: Rob H Transport:~$5.).

I did this ramble last year and it was so agreeable that it was worth repeating.  A great little Sunday arvo stroll after church. 7 of us met in town and another 4 arrived at the car park down along the Tharwa Road S of where we came out from the Point Hut Crossing Road.


Our fearless leader exercised lateral (and vertical!) thinking, bringing a little step-ladder from home to get the party across the starting fence.  No damage to the tightly strung fence or to our derrieres.  On up the grassy hill under a blue, but bit hazy sky.  Through the band of scrub and out up to the open top with a few sheep about.  We passed the rabbit ear rocks (pic 1).

Excellent 360° views from the top.  To the S was Mt Tennent, with Booroomba Rocks and Mt Lincoln further around to towards the W (pic 2).  A suitable pause for coffee, Jenny's cake carried up by Rob, home made chocolates and more cake and slices.

With the breeze increasing, we headed back down.  A stark tree against the blue sky caught my eye (pic 3).

Again, an excellent little heart-starter and head-clearer.

Distance: 3.1km  Climb: 320m.  Time: 1.30 - 4pm (2.5 hrs), with a 55min arvo tea.

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1 Significant rocks
2 View S to W from Castle Hill
3 Tree below Castle Hill