If you are looking for a nice, simple bushwalk in the Blue Mountains to do with the tribe, Birdwood Gully is a great walk to take the kids on. Find out what we love about the Birdwood Gully Round Walk in Springwood.
How long is Birdwood Gully Round Walk?
There are two entries into the Birdwood Gully Round Walk – one is on Lucinda Avenue in Springwood, and the other is on Bednal Road. If you decide to walk the entire loop, you will need to walk a few metres back to where you parked your car. The round walk will take you approximately one hour to complete so it’s substantial enough to keep everyone interested, but not so long that young ones can’t complete it. In total the walk is 2.4km long.
What are the highlights of this bushwalk?
The centre of the Birdwood Gully Round Walk meets with Springwood Creek. This was a place where all the kids and the dogs walking through the loop wanted to stop and frolic for a while. Some clever tribes knew to bring swimmers and towels in summer so the kids can have a splash in the water as they’re passing through.
There are also some awesome caves to climb into, and if you go down into the walk when it’s dark you might be lucky enough to spot some glow worms in the caves and along the cliff walls. It’s important to take a light with you, so a headlamp or torch, but be sure not to shine your light on the glow worms as they will dim their natural light when exposed to light.
If it has been raining recently, you’ll find little waterfalls on the circuit, which make the walk even more interesting!
How difficult is the walk?
The Birdwood Gully circuit is a relatively easy walk, but it does have some patches that are tricky to navigate so as long as you’re all steady on your feet, it is a good short walk to take with kids. You can take dogs on leash for a walk through Birdwood Gully too but be prepared with waste bags to keep the track clear for other bushwalkers visiting the area.