• Altitude max 733m
  • Altitude min 670m
  • Duration .75 hours
  • Trail type Loop
Three Stars

Three Stars

Worth Doing

The Australian Hiker Experience Rating is a measure of the overall quality of a walk. It is intended to help you decide whether to walk a trail, not to measure anything objective. Consider this our personal take on the walk.

Grade Two

Grade Two

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

The Australian Hiker Difficulty Grading System is based on the australian standard for measuring trail hikes.

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London Bridge Walking Track NSW (2.7 km)

New South Wales

Nearest Town

Queanbeyan

Starting Location

London Bridge Woolshed carpark

Finish Location

London Bridge Woolshed carpark

Best time to Travel

Year round

London Bridge Walk Summary

This walk is relatively unknown amongst Canberra residents due mainly to the better known walks in the Namadgi National Park. This walk is close to Canberra, short and very easy with the most difficult part being the creek crossing. The walk itself is mainly through what used to be farmland. If you don’t feel like crossing the creek and doing a loop you can always turn around and go back the way you came. It is also a good area to bring tourists as Kangaroos can be pretty much guaranteed except maybe in the hottest part of summer days where they will be resting in the shade.

The walk requires you to cross over the ‘bridge’ itself which is about 20 metres wide and there are plenty of warning signs about keeping away from soft edges. Take care of young children when approaching the bridge. Once you cross the bridge, follow the signage down towards the creek and you will be able to view the arch from creek level. Follow on the road and cross the shallow creek (this creek can be deeper during periods of heavy rain) and the road will loop back to the starting point.  You also have the opportunity to walk to the old homestead if you wish.

Trail roster. The starting point for this walk is at the woodshed. The area has gas barbecues, small shelters and toilet faculties. Great for a barbecue lunch at the end of the walk

An example of the interpretive signage at the Woolshed

Looking back from the trail after starting and finishing the walk

The London Bridge Arch. This Arch gives the walk and the area its name

The Arch looking down from the cliff top. Keep away from the edge as it is unstable

Trail signage including warnings

Getting There

How to get There: Leaving from Queanbeyan take the Old Cooma Road before turning left onto Burra Road. Travel approximately 7.8 km and turn left onto the London Bridge Road. Stay on the London Bridge Road until you reach the London Bridge Woolshed Creek car park

WARNING: If you are using Google maps to reach the woolshed enter the destination as ‘London Bridge carpark’. If you enter ‘London Bridge Homestead’ you will end up coming in from the rear end of the homestead which means you are parking in a farmer’s paddock

Turnoff point from the Old Cooma Road onto the Burra Road. From here the turnoff to the London Bridge Road is 7.8 km

Turnoff onto the London Bridge Road

When you reach the end of the bitumen follow the signage to London Bridge

Go through the closed gate and follow the signs

Be conscious of the opening hours particularly if starting early or finishing late

Plenty of parking available at the trail head

Things to Know

  • Opening hours are 8:00am-5:00pm but check on the ACT Government website prior to going
  • If you are using Google Maps to reach your destination enter the as ‘London Bridge carpark’. If you enter ‘London Bridge Homestead’ you will end up coming in from the rear end of the homestead which means you are parking in a farmer’s paddock.
  • Keep clear of the edges when crossing London bridge as the edges can be a bit soft. Keep young children close and safe on this walk
  • While this area is managed by ACT parks as part of the Googong water Catchment area the Googon area is actually located in NSW rather than the ACT.

Disclaimer

This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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