Blitz and McCardys Creek Road

Sunday 30 July 2017

Photos by Denise, Carol & Bob M

On a beautiful winter’s day, 19 walkers set out on this energetic 10 km walk through the Currowan State Forest. We had the pleasant company of 4 new walkers who joined us to try out the Bay Bushwalkers on our visitor’s option.

Starting off down Blitz Road we checked out the wreck of the post war vehicle that gave the road its name, when it hauled timber up to Black Flat Road. We continued our downward ramble all the way to McCardy’s Creek where we shared another story about a dark past. Then we all walked up and up McCardy’s Creek Road and as we went higher and higher became ever less confident that our walk leader was being completely honest with us, telling us the climb we were on was “the last big hill”.

All the effort was worth it though for the views from the road all the way back to the coast and patches of the Clyde River. At one point we also found a rare spot from where it was possible to see both Gulaga and Didthul (Pigeon House).

Finally after a short drive to Nelligen we stopped for a pleasant lunch by the river and passed around lots of suggestions for future walks.