After a 30 minute drive from Launceston via St Leonards and Cora Lin on a
very good sealed road the turn off to Ben Lomond ski fields is encountered.
From here a very good gravel road leads to the Ski Village below Legges Tor
- Tasmania's second highest peak. A spectacular section of the road
known as Jacobs Ladder climbs the escarpment to the Ben Lomond plateau.
The ski village is only a few minutes further on. In December and
January the road is flanked by masses of wildflowers in bloom - mainly Richea
A few hundred metres before the village a
track heads off to the right. It is well marked.
The track initially passes through an area known as The Plains of Heaven.
It lived up to its name today. The pictures tell the story.
After 15 or 20 minutes a track junction is
encountered next to a quaint old ski lodge. The left track leads up
to the summit of Legges Tor. One of the great short walks. The
right track heads back to the base of the escarpment at Carr Villa, the site
of a scout hut. The walk takes about an hour and a half from the
summit of Legges Tor.
The public shelter at the Ski Village is open daily.