Lillian's Glen
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h to 1 h 45 min

1.8 km
return

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Moderate track
This is a wonderful walk down to the inspiring Lillian's Glen. Starting from the road at West St, the track winds through some different types of vegetation, before arriving at the creek which is Lillian's Glen. A place for the imagination to run wild before returning to civilisation. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Track to West St. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Nature Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs along the Nature Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The view from Edinburgh Castle Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Stairs near Edinburgh Castle Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Edinburgh Castle Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Rock steps to Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track down to Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs on track to Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track beneath rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bush beside track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track under overhang. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View out from rocky landing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Ferns nearing Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Falls up the creek from Lillian's Glen crossing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Moss at Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Small cascade at Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stepping stones across Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Valley of the Waters creek at Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
a hidden fall near Lillian's Glen. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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
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Start (-33.7119899,150.3575586)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the corner of Bate and West Streets, this walk heads south past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign and down the wooden steps. This continues down until coming to an intersection, with a sign pointing back up to 'West St' (and another 'Nature Track' sign).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the timber steps, following the 'Nature Track' sign. After a short time, the walk heads down some metal stairs, then more timber steps before crossing a gully using a small metal bridge. After climbing out of the gully, the track starts heading gently downhill, coming to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Edinburgh Castle Rock' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 130 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Edinburgh Castle Rock. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 295 m continue straight.
After another 480 m come to "Lillian's Glen".
Lillian's Glen
Lillian's Glen

Lillian's Glen is a moss and fern filled section on the 'Valley of the Waters' Creek (where the Nature Track crosses the creek, south of Edinburgh Castle Rock). There are stepping stones to help cross the creek. Lillian's Glen is a great spot to rest and enjoy the area, especially on warmer days. For the sure-footed, a short clamber upstream to Asmodeus Pool at the bottom of a waterfall, is worthwhile - a very nice spot at the end of a narrow canyon.
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Lillian's Glen is a moss and fern filled section on the 'Valley of the Waters' Creek (where the Nature Track crosses the creek, south of Edinburgh Castle Rock). There are stepping stones to help cross the creek. Lillian's Glen is a great spot to rest and enjoy the area, especially on warmer days. For the sure-footed, a short clamber upstream to Asmodeus Pool at the bottom of a waterfall, is worthwhile - a very nice spot at the end of a narrow canyon.


An optional side trip to Edinburgh Castle Rock.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m come to the end.
"Edinburgh Castle Rock".
Edinburgh Castle Rock
Edinburgh Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle Rock is a signposted, unfenced viewpoint on the Nature Track, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The rock platform has an interesting formation, with an uneven surface of circular lines. From Edinburgh Castle Rock, there is a view left, up the valley towards the houses on the ridge. Looking right, down the Valley of the Waters, it is possible to see the escarpment of Kings Tablelands.
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Edinburgh Castle Rock is a signposted, unfenced viewpoint on the Nature Track, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The rock platform has an interesting formation, with an uneven surface of circular lines. From Edinburgh Castle Rock, there is a view left, up the valley towards the houses on the ridge. Looking right, down the Valley of the Waters, it is possible to see the escarpment of Kings Tablelands.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 10 m to the main route.
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Lillian's Glen


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.8 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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 (1/6)
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