Another one for your Bucket List. Coachwood Glenn Reserve Nature Trail in the Megalong Valley. The kids will love it. This walk is soooo green, so because of that, the rocks can be slippery, so take your time.
Coachwood Glen is known for wonderful displays of fungi in autumn following good rain.
Coachwood Glen is a small nature reserve in a Megalong Valley gorge eroded by Pulpit Hill Creek between the Shipley Plateau and the Blue Mountains Range. An attractive nature trail winds its way through the reserve, crossing Pulpit Hill Creek twice.
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• Time: 20 mins return PLUS browsing time
• Best time of the day: Any time
• Kid-safe: Yes with supervision, but not little ones
• Dogs on-leash: Yes
• Steps: Lots
• Accessible: No
• Heights: None
• Must do rating out of 10: 11
BACK STORY: This nature trail was recommended as a Rotary Club project by Frederick Manstick (1929-2012), Mansfield was President of Blackheath Rotary Club for 1965-1966. The glen is named after the Coachwood trees in the area.
Keith Lyons Duncan (1923-2013), President for 1967-1968, recommended extensions to the trail, to be designed as an environmental, educational project. Various trees were named and plaques and notice boards erected to help with further information. Source: Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopedia.
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