Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts


2 hrs 30 mins

6.3 km One way

181 m

Hard track
This scenic walk takes you from the Spit Bridge, along the coast to explore the Middle Head Forts. There are a few alternate routes for use at high tide or high seas. Balmoral Beach offers a few spots for a coffee or fish and chips along the way. Middle Head offers plenty of options for exploring the old forts and enjoying a view out the heads.

Maps for the Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts

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 6.3 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

2.1km of this walk is very steep and another 2km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 1.8km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 380m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.8km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 1.7km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 860m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

2.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 2.1km is clearly signposted. The remaining (1.7km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 4.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 4.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.7km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 4.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts walk starts at the Spit Bridge South (gps: -33.804351, 151.24615)
Your transport options to Spit Bridge South are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Spit Bridge to Middle Head Forts ends at the Int. Middle Head Rd and Chowder Bay Rd (gps: -33.827783, 151.26147)
Your transport options to Int. Middle Head Rd and Chowder Bay Rd 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 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 :)