Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station


7 hrs

15.9 km One way

892 m

Experienced only
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.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station 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.
Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series 90304S SPRINGWOOD NSW-90304S
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Jamison 1:25 000 Map Series 89302N JAMISON NSW-89302N
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station

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 15.9 km
Time 7 hrs
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Grade 5/6



Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
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

Gradient

10km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.5km is very steep and the remaining 1.1km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 960m follows a rough unclear track and a 730m section follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining 60m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

8km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 7km has directional signs at most intersection. Whilst another 960m Has no directional signs and the remaining 790m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 16km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 16km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (790m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station walk starts at the Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks (gps: -33.734502, 150.57562)
Your transport options to Int. Martins Lookout and Short Trks are by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Train. (get details)


The Martin’s Lookout to Woodford Station ends at the Woodford Station (gps: -33.735763, 150.48228)
Your transport options to Woodford Station are by;
Bus. (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 Central Tablelands 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/mltws


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 :)