Starting from the end of London Bridge Road, Burra, this walk takes you to the London Bridge Arch and loops back, visiting the historic London Bridge Homestead on the way. Go back in time as you go through the rooms and facilities of the homestead. Built by the early settlers of Canberra in 1860, the stone building is still standing strong with its 40cm thick walls. Then make your way to the arch crossing the lively Burra Creek. Have a picnic here if you want to, and try to spot some lizards and wombats while eating. Contact the Ranger Station for the open days and hours to visit the homestead, as they may vary. 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.
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.
Turn left onto Lanyon Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
Turn right onto Tompsitt Drive and drive for another 1.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Edwin Land Parkway and drive for another 1.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Edwin Land Parkway and drive for another 2.4 km
Turn right onto Old Cooma Road and drive for another 5.1 km
Keep right onto Old Cooma Road and drive for another 3.4 km
Turn left onto Burra Road and drive for another 7.7 km
Turn left onto London Bridge Road and drive for another 3.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the end of London Bridge Road, head towards the steps near the blue informational signpost along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Head up the steps and move in the direction the arrow on the “London Bridge Walk” signpost(to your right) is pointing towards. After around 90 metres you’ll see another set of signposts in front of you, with a gap in between. Pass through the gap and turn right as you join the formed fire trail to continue along London Bridge Circuit.....
Directions & comments
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along London Bridge Walk.
After another 20 m pass the BBQ (100 m on your right).
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along London Bridge Walk.
After another 220 m continue straight.
After another 570 m continue straight.
After another 420 m cross the ford.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A highly recommended side trip to the historical London Bridge Homestead, built in 1860. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 20 m turn left.
After another 510 m continue straight.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Dhurrawarri Buranya Walk & London Bridge Walk) veer left, to head along London Bridge Walk (a walking track).
After another 145 m pass a seat (20 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along London Bridge Walk.
After another 125 m pass the cave (15 m on your left).
After another 250 m turn right, to head along London Bridge Walk.
After another 230 m continue straight, to head along London Bridge Walk.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 80 m come to the end.
A highly recommended side trip to the historical London Bridge Homestead, built in 1860.
Directions & comments
After another 70 m turn right.
After another 85 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 155 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
London Bridge Circuit
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)