Hartley Historic Village and the Lost Inn Heritage WalkNational Trust of Australia (NSW)

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Hartley Historic Village and the Lost Inn Heritage Walk

Join your expert and experienced National Trust tour guide Huckleberry Campbell for an informative and entertaining wander back in time to the origins of Hartley Historic Village and its monumental courthouse.

Hear the stories of why such a grand building was built here and about the planning for a grand new town on the banks of the River Lett.

From the construction of Sir Thomas Mitchell’s 1832 Great Western Road when he first proposed the village, to the first land grant given to Pierce Collits who built Hartley’s first building, the Royal Garter Inn, to the construction of the Hartley Court House and the subsequent village that grew around it, learn how from great promise, Hartley was to be left behind in the development of the Colony and become one of the best preserved Colonial villages in Australia today.

This unique walk has never been offered before.
Start time 1.30pm
Duration 3 hours
Walk is an intermediate level, approximately 1.5kms, mostly uphill and some uneven terrain.
Devonshire Tea included at the historic St John’s Anglican Church circa 1859

This is a fundraiser for Woodford Academy, a National Trust of Australia (NSW) property.

Event date

Event Details

Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, New South Wales

Pack a picnic lunch and spend the morning touring the interior of the Hartley Historic Village buildings before the walk commences at 1.30pm
Stay the night in one of the historic buildings offered for accommodation in Hartley Historic Village

Park in the Hartley Historic Village and walk down the Old Bathurst Road down to the Royal Garter Inn site at the closed River Lett Bridge to register no later than 1.20pm. This will be sign posted on the day.

This walk is intermediate grade as it is approximately 1.5kms, mostly uphill and on some uneven terrain.

The walk will conclude with an inspection and Devonshire Tea at the historic St John's Anglican Church. Once the event has concluded, return to your parked car in the village.


Registration from 1.00 pm at the Royal Garter Inn site
Walk commences at 1.30pm
Event concludes at 5.30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 32, Members $ 26
Prebooking requiredhttps://events.humanitix.com/historic-hartley-and-the-lost-inn-heritage-walk/tickets
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: