Monday, 6 October 2014

Long Weekend Camping - Barrington Tops

Access through Salisbury. We took the William Tops Road fork and headed into Chichester State Forest. Our intention was to head to Corker Trail 4WD track and access some of the more remote areas but the gate was locked when we arrived. National Parks Website noted it was opened from October 1. Not this year I suppose.

We back tracked and headed for Mt Allyn Look Out. While not classed as 4WD it might be a push in a car.

The view to Barrington from Mt Allyn at 600m

Barrington from the very top of Mt Allyn (about 650-675m)

About 10k's worth of solid 4WD work on Johnsons trail (including a near miss where the rear passenger spat out a plank of our home made bridge and we almost dropped in the creek) before looking for a camp spot.

With Corker shut we had to find a camping spot in the more populated areas of Barrington. A long weekend combined with our rule that if you can see or hear other people you may as well not be camping left us in search for somewhere secluded.

After about an hour or so of heading up dead end tracks Shell found a great spot.

We didn't do it that tough.

Home was via Gresford and Lostock Dam. The dam is nothing spectacular. But the drive takes you past the old Cornacopia Farm. A brilliant place that is easily missed as it is not signed. A quick bite at The Australia Hotel in Cessnock and we called it a weekend.

The suspension bridge at Cornacopia Farm. The only access when the water crossing is under.

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