First Western Road

Key information: First Western Road

  • Originally a 101-mile road, the first crossing of the Blue Mountians west of Sydney. Cut in 6 months in 1814-1815 by convict labour. Now superceded, but stretches still make very intriguing walking.
  • The great feat was the descent of the western escarpment by Mt. York, a switchback ramp cut out of beetling cliffs.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty28
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating83

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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