Dismal Dingle is a gully that runs from just east of Mt Bell down to Claustral Brook, 1100 metres away.
George Caley named Dismal Dingle during his 1804 expedition to Mt Banks. His party camped deep in Dismal Dingle beside the creek.
I've always found Dismal Dingle a beautiful place with lush green mosses, tall trees and wonderful orchids. But I wasn't there for days on end, camping in the rain, having walked to get there.
These days Dismal Dingle is mostly used as a quick route up from the Camels Hump and Claustral Brook.
Central Blue Mountains (Dunphy)
Mt Wilson 8930-1N
595 849 - 592 839
680 - 840 metres
Blue Mountains National Park (NSW)