Altitude: 613m to 735m. Gain: 161m. Loss: 39m . Gradient: 6 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
Stony Stream is narrow, tight and very scrubby with broom growing right to the water's edge. Progress in in the river all the way apart from occasional dry channels which make things briefly easier but it is a very slow trip. When you reach the 2m waterfall 400m short of the biv, enter a grove of beech forest on the true left where an obvious animal trail leads up onto the edge of a terrace. Travel along the edge of the terrace until dense growth of broom forces you to head at a 90 degree angle across the terrace to the highest point of a soggy fan. Here you will meet up with a 6ft wide track through the broom which takes you a further 200m to Stony Stream Biv. If you stay in the stream beyond the 2m waterfall the turnoff out of the creek is marked by a billy-lid nailed to a tree accompanied by pink cruise tape. The biv is not visible from the stream.