Ramsay's Leap

  • Project typeHeritage conservation
  • Project scheduleMay 2022 - November 2022

The aim of this project is to protect heritage markings on the rock face and to protect the convict-built stone retaining wall at Ramsays Leap. The project also aims to protect a heritage stone wall 1km north of Ramsays Leap.

This project is identified as RRR 2022 003 in Council’s Delivery Program.

Before and after

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Scope of works

The works involved the removal of vegetation growing from the Ramsays Leap stone wall and removal of trees from the rock face on the opposite of the road. The works also included removing trees from a convict built wall north of Ramsays Leap.

Vegetation removal is now complete, allowing for site assessment and follow up works in the future to limit vegetation regrowth.


The project was funded by the State Government under the NSW Heritage Grant, Caring for State Heritage and by Cessnock City Council.