Saturday, 24 December 2016

Devils Royals

Saturday 24th December 2016

Deep Bay from Devils Royals
This walk started from Pebble Beach on the Abels Bay Road.
I set off up an old track up to the top of Harveys Hill before descending to walk through a pine plantation. It was all easy walking along a variety of tracks.

Track near start

Walking through the pine plantation
After walking for almost 4.0 kms. I crossed the Channel Highway onto another track. This was followed for a short distance before branching off onto another track. Off course I could have started the walk at the Channel Highway but I thought that would have made the walk too short. After walking a little further I took to the scrub and walked in an easterly direction to finally find the track heading up to Devils Royals. The return path that I took through this area was more direct and much easier to walk. The track up to Devils Royals rose steadily up to a plateau where it was very pleasant walking with views over Deep Bay.
Track along Devils Royals

Deep Bay

Deep Bay

Track along Devils Royals

Huon River
I arrived at the end of the track where I had visions of continuing on to Mount Cygnet. However the scrub did not look too inviting and as it was going to be about a 800 metre scrub bash up to the track on Mount Cygnet, I abandoned that idea for another day. The return journey was fairly easy and when I reached the car there was a small snake crossing the road.

This was a reasonable walk with good views from the top and quite easy walking.
Distance:13.8 kms.
Time: 4'18'
Ascent: 660 metres
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