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 Now superceded, but stretches still make very intriguing walking.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 rating83
- Natural interest15
- Human interest10
- Negative points0
- Total rating83
- Length: Variable
- Maximum Altitude: N/A
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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