Glenburn Heritage Circuit

2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min

10.6 km
circuit

↑ 158 m
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Moderate track
Starting just off Kings Highway, Kowen, this circuit walk explores the historic Glenburn Heritage Area leading via Charcoal Kiln Road first. After going through several historic landmarks and a creek, the track goes into a pine plantation and loops back. Take on this walk if you’re interested in the history of Canberra, as it explores historic homesteads, stockyards, orchards and a graveyard dating back to the 1800s. After you read the informative signpost and brochure, you’ll be ready to go back in time. You may also run into some timid kangaroos and not-so-timid(in a good way) bulls on the way, so keep your camera ready. There is a clay shooting club next to the starting point, be careful not to go in there. Also the fence next to the gate is electrified, so try to keep your hands to yourself. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Road & Kings Highway (-35.335189,149.3244992)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Monaro Highway, A23
  • Turn on to Hindmarsh Drive Offramp then drive for 275 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Canberra Avenue and drive for another 4.3 km
  • Continue onto Canberra Avenue, B52 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bungendore Road, B52 and drive for another 440 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bungendore Road, B52 and drive for another 8.4 km
  • Turn left onto Charcoal Kiln Road and drive for another 9 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting just off Kings Highway(7.35 km east of intersection with Yass Road), head towards the yellow gate along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Pass through the small gap next to the gate carefully as the fence of the private property nearby is electrified. Keep going straight and pass the signpost on your right to continue along Glenburn Heritage Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Road & Kings Highway Start heading along Charcoal Kiln Road (a vehicle track).
After 115 m head through/around the gate.
After another 760 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 630 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 540 m (at the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Road & Coppermine Road) continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 770 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 550 m cross the ford.
After another 285 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 9 m (at the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Road & River Road) turn right (a vehicle track).
After another 340 m continue straight.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 65 m veer right.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 430 m turn right.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 290 m continue straight.
After another 90 m turn right.
After another 140 m cross the ford.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 540 m continue straight.
After another 175 m turn left.
After another 740 m turn right.
After another 295 m continue straight.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Road & Coppermine Road) turn left, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road (a vehicle track).
After another 540 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 630 m continue straight, to head along Charcoal Kiln Road.
After another 870 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Glenburn Heritage Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 10.6 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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