Sydney Rides #1. Hanging Rock and Ingar Pool

Posted: November 9, 2018 in Australia, Cycling, Sydney Rides
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Welcome to the first of a series of posts on cycles that are a day trip from Sydney.
Starting train station: Blackheath
Ending train station: Woodford
Total distance: 77km
Strava link

Hanging rock is an amazing pedestal of rock hanging out from the cliff-face edge overlooking the Gross Valley in the Blue Mountains. I was there at 7am with no-one but me, the gentle breeze and the early morning sun. Some other lookouts in the area include Pulpit Rock, Perry’s Lookdown and Anvil Rock. Hanging Rock is only a short 7km ride from Blackheath station along a good quality dirt road.

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock

Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock

The bike

The bike

Ingar pool is beautiful, peaceful pool 15km downhill from Wentworth Falls with about 10km along a moderately bumpy dirt track. The road is blocked off for cars, and only the occasional lost cyclist makes it there. It is a very steep drop and then climb to make it to Woodford station.

Ingar Pool

Ingar Pool

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    I’ve been thinking of you this week as I’m reading Canadian Kate Harris’ book on cycling the Silk Road. ‘Lands of Lost Borders’ You might find it interesting.

  2. Yay! You are back 🙂

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