Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach)


1 Hr

1.9 km Return

159 m

Hard track
This is a nice walk to White Horse Beach on Flint and Steel Bay. The return-style walk passes McGaw’s ruins and and the old water catchment. From White Horse Beach, there are scenic views across the Hawkesbury River. The ruins are a nice addition to the walk – although overgrown, they add a touch of recent history to the walk.

Maps for the Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach) 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach)

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 1.9 km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

Around 560m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 370m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 600m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 330m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 600m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 330m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 600m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 330m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 930m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 930m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Flint and Steel Bay (to White Horse Beach) walk starts and ends at the Flint and Steel carpark (gps: -33.578863, 151.28879)
Your main transport option to Flint and Steel carpark is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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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 :)