WALKING FINCHS LINE

FINCHS LINE

Saturday, 31st October 2020 | 9.30am

The Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society would like to extend the invitation to the general public to join us as we explore a 4.5 kilometre section of the Finchs Line the original route for the Great North Road surveyed by Heneage Finch to link Sydney to the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Governor Darling, upon visiting the site declared it was too steep and narrow. The road was then abandoned before it could be completed and a new route up Devines Hill was selected. This is a World Heritage walk which features a historic convict built road with scenic views of the Hawkesbury River.

Date:- Saturday, 31st October 2020
Time:- 9.30am.
Meeting Location:- Will be given when booking is confirmed.
Cost:- $5.00 for Members and $7.50 for Non-Members (Cash or contactless credit card payment will be available).

The walk is a moderate-hard (Grade 4) with some steep sections of rough track with obstacles. The walk is a round trip and will take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

Bookings and contact details (phone or text) in case of rain to 0405 321 478 (voice or text) by Friday 23rd October.

Bring along snacks, water, sunhat, sunscreen & repellent. Sturdy shoes are suggested. We can have morning tea up at Finchs Line viewpoint which sits on a beautiful outcrop of boulders and provides stunning views down across the Hawkesbury River and Wisemans Ferry township.

Please note: Numbers are strictly limited to comply with current COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor gatherings. If you are booked in but unable to make it on the day please advise ASAP as we expect a waiting list. If more than 20 people turn up (i.e. without a booking) we will not be able to proceed with the excursion.

We require all participants to observe the 1.5 metre apart rule (members of the same household excepted) and practise good hand hygiene.

All participants will be required to provide contact details and sign a indemnify form on arrival before participating in the excursion.

Any further information please contact us on [email protected].

All welcome.
Robyn Downham

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