Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill


2 hrs

4 km One way

257 m

Moderate track
A great one-way walk which offers some beautiful scenery in the moist and shaded parts of Shepherds Gully, some bigger views on Devines Hill and plenty of Old Great North Road history. There are plenty of information signs along the way giving some good background on the convict build roads, making the walking more interesting. A short walk along Wisemans Ferry Rd from the end of the walk will also get you to the Thomas James Bridge, the oldest in-use bridge on mainland Australia.

Maps for the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk

You 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.
Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill

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.

Length 4 km
Time 2 hrs
.




Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 4km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 2.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill walk starts at the Int of Settlers Rd and Shepherds Gully Rd (gps: -33.355691, 150.98268)
Your transport options to Int of Settlers Rd and Shepherds Gully Rd are by;
Bus. Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately 0 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Shepherds Gully and Devines Hill ends at the Int of Wisemans Ferry Rd and OGNR (gps: -33.375218, 150.98486)
Your transport options to Int of Wisemans Ferry Rd and OGNR are by;
Bus. Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up near Wisemans Ferry and drop off at Gosford would be approximately 0 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/sgadh


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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.
Happy walking
Matt :)