97.Springwood Deanei Reserve:

97.Springwood Deanei Reserve:

Location: After re-joining the GWH continue east from Boomerang Road for about 1km turning left into George Street immediately before the Hawkesbury Road overpass, right into Silva Road, left into Hawkesbury Road and right into Eucalypt Road. Limited parking is available at the end of this road adjacent to the Interpretation sign at the reserve entrance.

Altitude, Lat/Long: 351m AHD;-33.6975,150.5723;

Time required at site: 30 min to 2 hrs if attempting the circular walk.

Relevance to Cox’s Road: Blue Gum forest (Blue Mountain Shale Cap Forest) edged Cox’s Road through this section of the mountains. In the gullies would likely be found Turpentine-Ironbark Forest, and perhaps nearby Shale Sandstone Transition Forest. John Lewin sketched his famous Springwood painting somewhere along Springwood Creek amongst towering Blue Gums similar to those found in this reserve, trunks far enough apart to enable the party’s drays and ox carts to be parked amongst the trees. S96 and S97 help participants relive the mosaic of differing forest types that confronted the road builders and subsequent travellers along Cox’s Road.

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