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    Rydal NSW 4WD Area

    Sorry if this pace has been posted before, did a search and couldn't find any mention to Rydal 4WD Area!

    Just south of Lithgow, is the 'Lake Lyell State Water Park' and just West of it along the Coxs River arm, is the Rydal 4WD Area, well know by most Sydney and District Keen 4WD'ers, the Rydal 4WD Area is located just 5min out of Rydal NSW along Sydney Road. Here you'll find Old Western Rd, follow Old Western Rd towards the Coxs River arm of Lake Lyell, and the fun starts.

    I have know of this area since the early 2000's, having spent a week with the RAAF doing My 4WD Training Course out here, but hadn't been back until about 5 years ago with my D22 for a couple of hours fun by myself.

    The area also has a range of activities to keep a family active for a couple of days during summer weekends and holiday, with Camping available at the Lake Lyell State Water Park Grounds, catering for those interested in fishing, kayaking and other water sorts activities, and during summer the Park has a Air Inflatable Water Activities System, and for those keen 4WD'ers, the Park is only 10min from the Rydal 4WD area, which has a range of easy 4wd tracks to suite the newbies to 4WD'ing and tracks to suit the more skilled 4WD'ers wanting to test their Skills and 4WD Vehicles.

    This was was my 2nd trip out to Rydal in the past 2 months, first was a half day trip by myself just testing out and getting to know My Patrol Capabilities, today as My Son Ryan turned 22 last week, and we both are on holidays atm, I thought what a good opportunity for some Father & Son time, so what better then a day out 4WDing, this was also Ryan's first real time behind the wheel on decent 4WD tracks, having only driven Fire Trails while on his 'L' a couple years ago.

    He got his first exposure to a up hill winch assist, and the safety that goes around winching. I think Ryan enjoyed his couple hours behind the wheel, and with another couple of hours every couple months improving his driving skills out here, will have the basic skills and key knowledge to start him on his way in being confident with his 4WD skills . . . and hopefully he will chooses to go down the path of buying his own 4WD down the track . . . rather then asking if he can take my Patrol out . . .

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    Don't own a real 4wd these days....well I do still own a very broken GQ4.2

    Still yet 2 camp at Lake Lyell, but visit the area and Cox's River often

    Haave you done the walk across Bowtells Swing bridge at all?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanGQ4.2 View Post
    Don't own a real 4wd these days....well I do still own a very broken GQ4.2

    Still yet 2 camp at Lake Lyell, but visit the area and Cox's River often

    Haave you done the walk across Bowtells Swing bridge at all?????

    Great pics
    No never actually been on any portion of the 6 foot Track, except the end at Jenolan Caves.

    With St John Ambulance, I use to provide First Aid at the Jenolan Caves Finish Line for the 6 Foot Track Marathon for a couple of years, but never been down to the Coxs River or or the Bowtells Swing Bridge.

    The closest I had been to Bowtells Swing Bridge, was exploring a couple of the State Forestry Areas on the West side of the Coxs River, but never made it down to the Coxs River itself. I don't really like National Parks that much, and as I'm not built for walking, and the fact NP's lock out 4WD'ers so much, I try to avoid NP's as much as I can, would prefer to give my money to NSW State Forest, at least they only lock you out for your safety when logging is going on.
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    Been camping and fishing at Lake Lyell a long time ago and loved it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant209 View Post
    No never actually been on any portion of the 6 foot Track, except the end at Jenolan Caves.

    With St John Ambulance, I use to provide First Aid at the Jenolan Caves Finish Line for the 6 Foot Track Marathon for a couple of years, but never been down to the Coxs River or or the Bowtells Swing Bridge.

    The closest I had been to Bowtells Swing Bridge, was exploring a couple of the State Forestry Areas on the West side of the Coxs River, but never made it down to the Coxs River itself. I don't really like National Parks that much, and as I'm not built for walking, and the fact NP's lock out 4WD'ers so much, I try to avoid NP's as much as I can, would prefer to give my money to NSW State Forest, at least they only lock you out for your safety when logging is going on.
    Can legally drive straight to Cox's River Campground and the swing bridge is only a k walk away. Yeh the BM National Parks is crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanGQ4.2 View Post
    Can legally drive straight to Cox's River Campground and the swing bridge is only a k walk away. Yeh the BM National Parks is crap
    NissanGQ4.2

    Been in the State Forestry Area West of the Coxs River a couple of times . . . so what can I say . . . New Ride and enjoying getting out exploring again, so might have to go exploring the area again in the near future.
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