Bob was back from a trip overseas and was keen on a walk. He had Saturday free, so we met at Glenbrook and then headed into the national park. It was quite a hot day, and our plan was to walk down from Pisgah Rock to Erskine Creek where there are plenty of nice swimming holes.
It didn’t take long to scramble down the track from Pisgah Rock to Erskine Creek. Straight away we had a swim in the huge pool at the junction with Lincoln Creek. After looking at the nearby rapids, we walked up to the campsite and then headed upstream to the Dadder Cave.
The walk to the Dadder Cave is not that long – it took us a little more than 30 minutes to reach the cave. The first part is slow – through boulders and scrub, following a rough track upstream from the campsite for 150 m or so, until you can cross over on rocks. On the far side – there are open slabs for a lot of the way to the cave. On the way, you pass some other smaller caves, but the Dadder Cave is quite obvious with its fireplace and seat. On the back wall are cases holding old and new logbooks.
We stopped at the Dadder Cave for a while, and then continued upstream for about another ten minutes to the Bland Pool for another swim. Then we walked back to the cave for lunch.
After lunch, we headed back down to the campsite and another swim and then climbed back out to Pisgah Rock and the fire trail.
If you are after a place to swim in the bush in the lower mountains then it would be hard to think of a better pool than the one near Lincoln Creek. The water is clean and there is a nice shady campsite nearby. The lower Grose River also has some good pools.
More photos from the trip are online on my website here.