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 1,639 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.

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Jan Horton

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Michael Horton

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jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

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jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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2017-07-07

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Carr Villa Hut parking

Nearest Road:Carr Villa Rd off Ben Lomond Rd
Nearest Town:Launceston
Locality:North East
Latitude:S 41° 30′ 38″
Longitude:E 147° 37′ 50″
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Take Carr Villa Rd from Ben Lomond Rd. Park at end of road near Scout Hut.

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3 walks from Carr Villa Hut parking

Ben Lomond Circuit via Jacobs Ladder and Borrowdale

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.

Goal:Legges Tor
Grade:Moderate
Type:Circuit
One-way distance:12,700 m
Comment:Walk up via Carr Villa to summit and then back down the road via Jacobs Ladder.

References

Tyrone Thomas & Andrew Close, 2008, 100 Walks in Tasmania, ed., Explore Australia, Page 125, Number 39, Ben Lomond

5 hours circuit
“Alpine meadow ascent, exposed alpine meadow”

, , SummitPost.org, ed., SummitPost, Page , Number , The Men Lomond Plateau and Legges Tor

4 hours circuit
“… a very leisurely 4 hours including breaks.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 99, Number 20, 20 - Legges Tor Circuit

4 hours circuit
“The long road bash is compensated for with some good views of surrounding cliffs.”

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Big Opening walk

Goal:Big Opening
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:1,000 m
Return distance:2,000 m
Comment:From Carr Villa walk up to bend in track near cliffs where it starts to level out. Return same way.

References

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 99, Number 20, 20 - Legges Tor Circuit

retrace route
“… there are good views of nearby cliffs.”

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Legges Tor Walk from Carr Villa

Goal:Legges Tor summit
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:4,000 m
Return distance:8,000 m
Comment:From Carr Villa, follow track (and snow poles) up to Legges Tor. Return same way.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 2008, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 44, Number 16, 16 - Legges Tor from Carr Villa

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Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania, , Parks and Wildlife Services Website, ed., P&WS, Page , Number , Ben Lomond National Park

3 hours retrace route
“… up onto the plateau and then along the plateau to the highest point.”

John Chapman and Monica Chapman, 2012, Day Walks Tasmania, 2 ed., John Chapman PO Box 5042, Laburnum, Vic 3130, Page 99, Number 20, 20 - Legges Tor Circuit

3 hours circuit
“… traditional walk to the top starts from Carr Villa and returns the same way.”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, 1992, 50 Family Walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania, ed., Hillside Publishing, 326 Murray St, Hobart, 7000, Page 46, Number 17, 17 - Legges Tor from Carr Villa

4 hours retrace route
“If a car shuffle can be arranged, this is a very pleasant downhill walk.”

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