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Here are a series of articles that have appeared in the Conservaion Society's newsletter, The Hut News.
They have been written by Ross Coster, Convenor of our No Western Sydney Airport Sub-Committee

Here's an article by Amanda Foxton-Hill which appeared on the AIM Network website November 5, 2016

Here's an excellent article by Christine Davies, our Hut News editor:


THE BLUE TRAIL - © Don Morison

The "Blue Trail" is a collective description for sites in the western Blue Mountains that arouse natural or cultural interest or both. Most are only a short walk from roads or vehicular tracks.

One day, a high quality walking path may link them. That would offer a trekking alternative to the long walking routes, suitable only for super fit "adventure" tourists, that are unsustainable without new infrastructure and maintenance forays into wilderness areas.

BLUE TRAIL 1:      Mayinygu Marragu Aboriginal Place and nearby pagodas, Lidsdale
BLUE TRAIL 2:      Edgar Church's gravesite and Pulpit Hill, Katoomba
BLUE TRAIL 3:      Viaduct view, Oakey Park
BLUE TRAIL 4:      Site of William Murphy's Hut, Hat Hill
BLUE TRAIL 5:      Pagodas above the upper Wolgan, Western Newnes Plateau
BLUE TRAIL 6:      Pulpit Rock, Blackheath
BLUE TRAIL 7:      Blast Furnace Park and Lake Pillans, Lithgow
BLUE TRAIL 8:      The "Lovers' Walk", Medlow Bath
     Chert and Timber Incline, Mount Victoria
BLUE TRAIL 10:    Budthingaroo – the Society's donation, Central Boyd Plateau
BLUE TRAIL 31:    The Swamps We See From the Road
BLUE TRAIL 41:    Marks Tomb Cave, Medlow Bath
BLUE TRAIL 42:    McKanes Bridge, Middle Cox's Catchment


THREATENED FAUNA of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area - © Judy Smith




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