I bypassed this section when I cycled the Tasmanian Trail all those years ago, as the guide recommended against it for cyclists, and after having just walked it I would have to say that the top half, from the Caves upwards, would be a long slow nightmare of pushing if you had a fully laden bike, but I will also say that it was a beautiful walk and if I were at Bracknell deciding which way to go ... well if I was feeling fresh, or had an unladen bike, I'd go this way every time.
The trail was pretty easy to follow, though there were one or two junctions where I had a moments hesitation about which way to go.
Here's a bit of a photographic essay of my little walk. It took about 4 hours return from the end of the road.
|Starting out ... the ford would be a better option, but I couldn't resist the bridge.|
|The hills to come ...|
|Heading up alongside paddocks.|
|Spring's such a great time to go walking.|
|Entering the lower slopes, open bushland, great walking (and riding)|
|Track passes through some lovely wet forest areas as well.|
|Getting near the caves.|
|The caves, really just a sheltering overhang.|
|This is typical upper track, rough, rocky and steep.|
|Return journey, sheltering from rain in cave.|
|Everything's soaked now.|