Thursday, 19 April 2018

Perrins Ridge

Thursday 19th April 2018

Perrins Ridge
The aim of today's walk was to start at the beginning of the Kaoota Tramway Track, walk to just after the bridge on Thompson Creek and then take to the scrub and ascend to Perrins Ridge. Once on the top of the ridge the walk was to continue to an expanse of rock further along the ridge, where I hoped for views. It all went to plan.
I set off along the tramway track, which is a walk worth doing in its own right, as it is a good track and very easy. After crossing the creek I ventured into the scrub. It soon became quite steep with lots of loose scree which I was not looking forward to for the descent.

Kaoota Tramway

Kaoota Tramway Cutting
It took about an hour to reach the top of the ridge. From there I just walked in a southerly direction along the ridge. There was some scrub, but not too bad, and lots of rock hopping. There were numerous large boulders.
Perrins Ridge

Snow capped mountains to the west

Perrins Ridge

Perrins Ridge

Perrins Ridge
I continued plodding along and progress was quite slow due to the terrain but I eventually came out on the expanse of rock where there were indeed good views.

Looking North

Expanse of Rock

Tinderbox and Bruny Island

Tinderbox

Herringback

Margate and Derwent River
I climbed up on the rock above and had a wander around before starting to head back. I more or less followed the same route back with a few minor variations. As expected the descent was a little tricky with the loose scree and I did manage to fall over a few times, but made it down in one piece. There was nice moss growing along the tramway track.


This was a reasonable short walk with some decent scenery.
Distance: 7.6 kms.
Time: 5'24"
Ascent: 400 metres
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