The Great North Walk – Day 3 – Hornsby to Calna Creek North

Welcome back to the Great North Walk (GNW) Mach II.

It has taken a while to get back out onto the trail, but it has been worth the wait. It delivers equal parts physical challenge and outstanding beauty. It is also a bit unique for me in that I haven’t been able to walk the whole thing in one go – an approach that always appeals to my linear brain.

The wet weather on New South Wales’ East coast has meant damage to the trail continues to occur and parts are opened and closed with regular monotony. Maybe all these stops and starts are teaching me to be supremely flexible!

Fill up your water bottle, we are off on Day 3 of the Great North Walk, slowly working/walking our way from Sydney to Newcastle.

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Dawdling, Daydreaming and Dillydallying at The Drip, Mudgee

Australia seems to excel at coming up with place names that are both unattractive and pretty unimaginative e.g. Dunn’s Swamp and The Drip. I suspect this is done on purpose to discourage hoards of visitors and to keep these slices of paradise for the use of only those in the know.

Come closer…shhhhh…

Don’t tell anyone about this, but I am about to take you on a glorious walk at The Drip.

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