7. Old Great North Road
(3 day walk, 1-2 day cycle tour) The 42 km Old Great North Road takes in most of the shorter walks listed above, providing an experience not to be missed, for walkers or cyclists. Allow three days to walk the Road from Mt Manning to Wisemans Ferry, so you have plenty of time to explore and examine the convict works and many natural features along the way. Good camping spots are at Hungry Flat and Ten Mile Hollow where in good weather creeks are normally flowing, but it is not safe to rely on them for water -always make sure you have plenty of water, as the Great North Road follows the ridgetops, and water is scarce. There is no permanent water. Although most sections are suitable for mountain bikes, there are a number of places where the bicycle must be walked, either to conserve the road surface, or because it is badly eroded.