Leaving Sydney at 7am on a Saturday we travelled west in the direction of Bathurst. When we reached Lithgow we headed NW to Mudgee where we stayed the night. Mostly we travelled that straight stretch of the Castlereagh Highway. We took one detour out toward Glen Davis and another that encompassed both Kandos and Rylstone.
After a hearty country breakfast on the Sunday, we headed SW from Mudgee on the Hargreaves Road toward Hill End. There was some dirt road in this stretch but not as much as we had been warned about. From Hill End we headed due East to Sofala, then South through Wattle Flat to the outskirts of Bathurst where we turned East and headed for home via the Great Western Highway reaching Sydney about 6pm on the Sunday.