Baulkham Hills Rifle Range Guided Walk
Explore the surviving remnants of the Baulkham Hills Rifle Range established in 1909 and used to train soldiers for combat in the First and Second World Wars. Earlier these rugged valleys were a perfect hiding place for those wishing to evade the law.
The Baulkham Hills Rifle Range occupied an area of 114 acres. The only legal access to the range was via a staircase from the end of Rifle Range Rd Northmead. This led to the firing mound 400 meters up the valley was the target gallery and behind that, a sandstone cliff formed the stop butt. This is now peppered with bullet holes. No other rifle ranges in NSW have structures similar to those found here. The rugged nature of the terrain has meant that it has never been altered.
Vegetation has overgrown these structures since the range closed in 1969 but it is still possible to see them and get some idea of how the range operated.
We will traverse some of this rugged terrain on this guided walk, hear stories of earlier days and see some historic photos of the area. The walk includes two creek crossings on stepping stones