Stapleton Beach July 2022
Stapleton Beach to Orford
Wednesday 13 July 2022
Mostly we have walked to Orford on the coastal track from Spring Beach, but this time the walk started further south at Stapleton Beach. This added a bit to make it 7.5k one way, so a car was left at Orford to avoid the return walk. This had the advantage of being able to drive back to Hobart before dark.
Stapleton Beach was a pleasant spot and from there we ascended by a mostly obvious track to the cliff top and along there before descending to Spring Beach, and morning break in the shelter shed there. The well-made coastal track was followed from Spring Beach and included a side visit to explore the old sandstone quarry. We then moved on to Shelly Beach and on to the end of the track.
Lunch was at a local café, before heading home.
The walk took 2:45 including visiting the quarry.
|Stapleton cliffs and Point
|Quarry with signs where stone was cut out
|Top of quarry