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Cancelled Gathering Walnuts at Mt Irvine.

  • 25 Mar 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • Mt Irvine -Blue Mountains


  • Excursion

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Let’s go gathering walnuts in March” – Cancelled

Friday 25th March 2022 All day

Cancellation  of nut gathering at Mt Irvine. 

Sad news. The weather in the Blue Mountains is about to turn bad. The road to Mt Irvine, already in poor condition from the last rain event, will possibly become very difficult to negotiate and unfortunately the walnut crop is also affected by this year's  awful weather. With 80% chance of rain there on Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday 25th March I feel we have no option but to cancel the nut picking trip.  I am sorry to do so  and I feel for the farmer who depends on sales. 

We are not organising another time but the farm is open to visitors  until after Easter for anyone to visit if they wish.  

Di Evans 

.Kookootonga Walnut Farm  247 Mount Irvine Rd, Mount Irvine NSW 2786

"A beautiful farm with an established walnut and chestnut grove situated on 60 hectares at scenic Mount Irvine. Pick up your own nuts in this special setting. Buckets and bags are provided. Follow Kookootonga's signs to off road parking. No entrance fees. No bookings required if coming by car." (

Ku-ring-gai group is organizing a trip for everyone to Kookootonga Walnut and Chestnut Farm in the Blue Mountains. Walnuts and chestnuts fall from the trees in autumn and, starting from March 19  visitors can harvest the nuts and pay for the produce.  ($10 per kilo)

 Friday, 25 March gives us the best chance of avoiding  weekend crowds and being early enough in the season

The farm is at Mt Irvine near Mt Wilson. It’s quite a long drive, about 2 hours, but  with very beautiful, autumn-coloured  mountain scenery along the way. 

At the farm there are picnic areas  but no shops or cafes so we must  bring our own picnic lunch and drinks. Mt Irvine and Mt Wilson have no town water and ask you bring your own. 

Also be aware there aware the are no petrol stations nearby. The nearest are Lithgow or Mt Victoria.  Mobile reception is patchy at best, and there are no public phones. 

March can be quite cold in the mountains, so bring warm clothes, strong shoes, hats, gloves (chestnuts are prickly)  and food.

Access is via Bell’s Line of Road and along the way there are other fruit picking opportunities, as well as the  Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens.  

 .Please register

Questions : Di Evans 94161896

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