StepScape

What is StepScape?

This site is working towards showing every published Tasmanian day walk on a single map.

StepScape is a work in progress, currently showing 1,666 of an estimated 3,000 published day walks in Tasmania.

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references provided.

Most of the references made every attempt at accuracy but did not guarantee it. Some are books that are now out of print, so information that was once accurate may not remain so. Changes may include:

  • Land becoming private or reserved
  • Tracks being damaged or rehabilitated
  • Road access being blocked
  • Bad weather or bushfires temporarily making a walk unsafe
Sites to check before you walk How do I get started?

Every pin on the map represents a car park with at least one known walk. Click on the pins for information. Or, click on the Filter tab above to only show the walks that interest you.

Every walk includes a References section listing the books, brochures or websites that mention it. Consult those sources for more information.

Who made this website?

The StepScape website was created by Cowirrie, a small software development company in Launceston. We take information and present it so it is accessible and useful to people. Our other work includes the SepiaScape guides to historic Tasmania and the PBPhonics app for basic English literacy practice.

We have also taken some of these walks ourselves, and written comprehensive walk reports about them.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

Latest update

2017-08-15

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Ross Bridge car park

Nearest Road:Bridge St
Nearest Town:Ross
Locality:Midlands
Latitude:S 42° 1′ 53″
Longitude:E 147° 29′ 24″
Elevation:180 m
Fee:No charge
Management:Local council
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Toilets:Flush
Shelter:Shelter
Picnic Table:Picnic table

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3 walks from Ross Bridge car park

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

For additional information about safe walking in Tasmania, go to the StepScape tab.

Ross Bridge walk

Goal:Bridge
Grade:Moderate
Type:No defined route
One-way distance:50 m
Comment:Explore each corner of the bridge, using steps down to look at carvings.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 134, Number 42, Ross

no defined route
“Celtic sympbols interspersed with carvings of animals and images of notable people.”

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 130, Number 23, Ross

no defined route
“The bridge has a set of curves stairs at each of its four corners.”

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Ross Female Factory Walk

Goal:Female Factory site
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:300 m
Return distance:600 m
Comment:A short walk from the car park to the top of Church Street and then to the historic site.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 130, Number 23, Midlands Villages

retrace route
“The Historic Walk ends at the Female Factory site.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 134, Number 42, Ross

retrace route
“Historic village precinct”

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Ross Township Circuit

Goal:Chainsaw sculptures
Grade:Fairly flat
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:2,500 m
Comment:A circuit walk around the township, slightly different in each reference.

References

Ingrid Roberts, 2013, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of South East Tasmania, ed., Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 10 Apollo St, Warriewood, NSW 2102, Page 130, Number 23, Midlands Villages

1 hour 30 minutes circuit
“This walk takes in all that is essentially Ross.”

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 134, Number 42, Ross

2 hours circuit
“Historic village precinct”

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