East Seaham, Glen Martin Road, Mashdale, Dungog, Monkerai to Gloucester. Then Barrington Tops Forest Road, Pheasants Creek Road, Tomalla, Pages Creek Road, Sergeants Gap, thru Crawney Station and Crawney Road to Nundle.
Forest Way, Topdale Road and Thunderbols Way to Nowendoc, then Nowendoc Road to Bundook and Belbora Creek Rd to The Buckett’s Way.
Krambach south through Bunyah and then Koolonock Road through Bulahdelah State Forest to Wootton Way.
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The 6kms of Pheasants Creek Road to Tomalla Road was quite special. The track was a really nice cobble stone like surface and very well maintained by NPs. The vegetation was varied and very attractive.
A fantastic alternative to Barry and Glenrock Station crossing between Nundle and Ellerston. The run through Crawney Station is a really nice track. Sergeants Gap is pretty steep and even though uphill seems easier in most cases than downhill, I’m not sure if I’d like to go south and uphill thru Sergeants Gap. But that’s just my first memory of it.
Nowendoc Road was also a highlight, I love those valleys where you see the track wind out in front over and through all the hills. An ever present river adds scenic charm and the road is well maintained – a “commodore road”.
Koolonock Road thru Buladelah State Forest is a favourite of mine. It runs along a ridge so avoids the sort of damage brought by heavy rains. But this time it was obvious there had been very little traffic lately. As a result the leaf litter was heavy, making it difficult to read the track surface. As a result there were frequent shocks and the need for caution along most the track.
Overnight accommodation at Peel Inn Hotel, Nundle. Good value at $45/n share twin incl hot breakfast.
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no rain all roads dry & dusty some causeways very little water