Edinburgh Castle Rock
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

25 min to 30 min

890 m
return

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Moderate track
A short walk through some dry bushland brings you to the valley views and wave rock formation of Edinburgh Castle Rock. The vegetation changes you walk down the hill through wooded forest, then heath and then onto the sandstone cliffs. A pleasant walk to a good view. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Blue Mountains National Park sign at track head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Nature Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs along the Nature Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Metal stairs onto track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Morning light along the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track through heath. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Edinburgh Castle Rock sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View out from the rock on track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Edinburgh Castle Rock track sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Edinburgh Castle. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Edinburgh Castle Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start At the intersection of Bate Street & Nature Track (-33.7119899,150.3575586)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the corner of Bate and West Streets, this walk heads south past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign and down the wooden steps. This continues down until coming to an intersection, with a sign pointing back up to 'West St' (and another 'Nature Track' sign).
From the intersection, this walk heads down the timber steps, following the 'Nature Track' sign. After a short time, the walk heads down some metal stairs, then more timber steps before crossing a gully using a small metal bridge. After climbing out of the gully, the track starts heading gently downhill, coming to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Edinburgh Castle Rock' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bate Street & Nature Track Start heading along Nature Track (a walking track).
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Nature Track.
After another 305 m turn left.
Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 440 m to get back to the start.
"Edinburgh Castle Rock".
Edinburgh Castle Rock
Edinburgh Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle Rock is a signposted, unfenced viewpoint on the Nature Track, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The rock platform has an interesting formation, with an uneven surface of circular lines. From Edinburgh Castle Rock, there is a view left, up the valley towards the houses on the ridge. Looking right, down the Valley of the Waters, it is possible to see the escarpment of Kings Tablelands.
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Edinburgh Castle Rock is a signposted, unfenced viewpoint on the Nature Track, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The rock platform has an interesting formation, with an uneven surface of circular lines. From Edinburgh Castle Rock, there is a view left, up the valley towards the houses on the ridge. Looking right, down the Valley of the Waters, it is possible to see the escarpment of Kings Tablelands.

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Edinburgh Castle Rock


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 890 m
Time 25 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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