(0km) Springwood Station → Int. Springwood Ave and Fairy Dell Reserve
(0.27km) Int. Springwood Ave and Fairy Dell Reserve → Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area
Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area
(0.42km) Fairy Dell Reserve picnic area → Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks
(0.81km) Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks → Picnic Point
(0.81km) Int. Fairy Dell and Picnic Point Tracks → Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk
(0.94km) Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk → Lawsons Lookout
(0.94km) Int. Lawsons Lookout Trk and Fairy Dell Trk → Int. Magdala Ck and Magdala Falls trks
1 hr 7 mins
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the arrows engraved in the rock, keeping the creek to the right. The walk winds down the hillside then crosses the creek, continuing to follow the creek (now on the left) to a ‘Magdala Falls’ sign.
(4.18km) Int. Magdala Ck and Magdala Falls trks → Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks
(4.48km) Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks → Perch Ponds camping area
Perch Ponds Campsite
(4.48km) Int. Martins Falls and Magdala Ck trks → Behind Martins Falls
Maps for the Springwood to Martins Falls walkYou can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
|Springwood||1:25 000 Map Series||90304S SPRINGWOOD||NSW-90304S|
|Penrith||1:100 000 Map Series||9030 PENRITH||9030|
Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)|
|Signs||Minimal directional signs (4/6)|
|Experience Required||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
3.7km of this walk is very steep and another 430m has short steep hills. Whilst another 270m is flat with no steps and the remaining 150m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
3km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 1.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (410m) follows a smooth and hardened path.
2.7km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 1.4km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (410m) is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 4.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 800m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (690m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
2.7 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
10.5 km Circuit
4 hrs 15 mins
This pleasent walk takes in the sights of two fantastic Blue Mountains valleys. The walk down from Springwood Station uses Magdala Gully to pass a number of waterfalls before visiting Perch Ponds. The walk then follows Glenbrook Creek valley up to Faulconbridge Station for the return home. A quiet walk with a sense of remoteness. If you want to make this an overnight walk you can camp at Perch Ponds where there is a simple bushcamp, a good introduction to overnight walking.
Total climbing: 633m
11.5 km One way
This walk offers a diverse range of vegetation and sights along its course. Passing Martins Falls and below Martins Lookout, the walk takes in some amazing views as it climbs up and down the ridge lines, above the many creeks and gullies. A walk to test your legs and your camera.
Total climbing: 628m
13.5 km One way
13.8 km Circuit
6 hrs 30 mins
Other Nearby walks
This is short walk to a view across Magdala Gully. The walk follows a track that leads to a the moderately large clearing behind the lookout. The view from the lookout is not as spectacular as many other lookouts in the area, but can be quite intriguing with a morning mist lifting from the valley.
Total climbing: 20m
202 m Return
This two-day walk, or very solid one-day walk, takes you from station to station, through lush, scenic forest in the lower Blue Mountains. The walk follows the upper section of Glenbrook Creek most of the way to Blaxland, with a venture over the St Helena Ridge to add some views. An enjoyable two-day walk exploring the diverse range of gully and rocky ridge-top environments in the lower Blue Mountains.
Total climbing: 693m
15.2 km One way
3.5 km Return
6.1 km One way
This short and enjoyable walk visits a classic lower Blue Mountains view. Martin’s lookout is marked by a memorial plaque looking across to Lost World Lookout, on the other side of Glenbrook Creek. A great short walk if you are in the area or are passing through the Lower Blue Mountains.
Total climbing: 17m
180 m Return
3.1 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
1.2 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
This walk allows for a greater appreciation of the hills in the Glenbrook area. Starting with a view of the half-way point, Lost World’s Lookout, from Martin’s Lookout, you can appreciate the task ahead. The walk involves a steep descent and climb through the Glenbrook Valley. A great way to see both sides of the valley, with the unique memorial plaques on opposite sides of the valley. A great walk for the fit.
Total climbing: 504m
5.4 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
A long day walk, with a few solid hills to start, and some great views. The walk follows the St Helena Ridge, after crossing the Glenbrook Creek, then continues along The Oaks Fire Trail to Woodford Station. The the last part of the walk follows a management trail with plenty of wild flowers at the right time of year.
Total climbing: 892m
15.9 km One way
2.6 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
This lovely walk from Plateau Pde, Blaxland, explores a section of Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass. From the road you enter a different world as you walk high above Glenbrook creek. The walk takes in some great views and explores some rock formations, with an optional side trip to Glenbrook Creek. The walk then heads up Pippas pass to Blaxland station, but not before enjoying the local bakery.
Total climbing: 224m
2.9 km One way
This is a great circuit walk, exploring a section of the Glenbrook Gorge from above, with an optional side trip down to the creek below. The walk has some very scenic areas and passes many interesting rock formations. Easily accessible by car or public transport, this is a great walk to start your weekend in the mountains. The local cafe or bakery makes a great fuel stop at the beginning or end of this walk.
Total climbing: 249m
4.3 km Circuit
2 hrs 30 mins
Fire DangerEach park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Weather ForestThis walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/stmf
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)
Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.