The Road to Glen Davis NSW Australia by Phil Woodman


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If you haven’t been to Glen Davis on the western side of the Blue Mountains in NSW Australia then you need to. Not too far from Lithgow on the Mudgee Road, turn right at the small village of Capertee. There is approximately 20 kms of good sealed road and about the same on a reasonable gravel section. The road travels through the Capertee Valley which is advertised as being the widest enclosed valley in Australia. The jagged sandstone cliffs and monoliths line and dot the lush farming area adding a beautiful backdrop to this out of the way and forgotten area of NSW. The road leads to the town of Glen Davis built to house and supply those employed at the shale mine and kerosene works (1939 – 1952). These industries have now ceased operation however there are guided tours of the workings each Saturday at 2 pm. Today there are no shops in town however accommodation can be found at the Glen Davis Boutique Hotel, the camp ground or private rental properties.

Phil Woodman, retired research/environmental chemist specialising in the use of gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers.

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 4 years ago

    Very tempting Phil … beautifully composed shot.

  • just lucky on a cloudy/ overcast and rainy day. Ta for the comment.

    – Phil Woodman

  • Cecily McCarthy
    Cecily McCarthyover 4 years ago

    I agree it is tempting! The photo is inviting us to go down that road and explore for ourselves. Lovely shot Phil!

  • Cecily, thanks for taking the time to view and comment.

    – Phil Woodman

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanover 4 years ago

    A dusty road by the look of it.

  • Only when its not raining.

    – Phil Woodman

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful part of the world – well captured.

  • We plan to return when the sun is out…as well as visit the area around Newes. Thanks for the comment.

    – Phil Woodman

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 4 years ago

  • Helen, many thanks for the feature. For those who plan to visit the kerosene/shale ruins, i.e. the guided tour, be prepared to walk long distances.

    – Phil Woodman

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

  • Ruth, again, many many thanks for the feature.

    – Phil Woodman

  • Deborah McGrath
    Deborah McGrathover 4 years ago

    Nice perspective. Really leads you into the valley.

  • Deborah, I must do more of these shots. Thanks for the comment etc.

    – Phil Woodman

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...over 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature i love these rural scenes and have never been there but will certanily try after seeing this

  • Julie, we had a short lucky break in the weather. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    – Phil Woodman

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Little Bit Country!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Graham, I really appreciate the “feature” and am enthused by the amount of interest this image has provoked.

    – Phil Woodman

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the Which Way – walkways, pathways, stairways, roadways and railways group.

  • Thank you and will do

    – Phil Woodman

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