Browns Waterhole Track

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30 mins

1.3 km One way


49 m

Moderate track

This is a short walk down into the Lane Cove Valley, crossing the Lane Cove River, and out the other side. The entire track is concrete, making it a favourite trail for bike riders taking the short cut from Turramurra to Maquarie University. There are picnic tables at Browns Water Hole.

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Maps for the Browns Waterhole Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Browns Waterhole Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.3 km
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

630m of this walk has short steep hills and another 470m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (240m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 90m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 320m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Browns Waterhole Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Browns Waterhole Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Browns Waterhole Track walk starts at the End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra (gps: -33.75841, 151.1098)
Your transport options to End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Browns Waterhole Track ends at the End of Vimiera Rd (gps: -33.764966, 151.10605)
Your transport options to End of Vimiera Rd are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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Fairylands Loop Track

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2 hrs 30 mins

5.3 km Circuit


175 m

Hard track

This walk loops around a section of the Lane Cove River. Starting at Fullers Bridge, the walk follows the Great North walk through the historic site of Fairylands to Epping road before crossing the Lane Cove river and heading up the other bank of the river, passing through a variety of environments including a Golf Course. The walk then returns to Fullers Bridge.

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Maps for the Fairylands Loop Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Fairylands Loop Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fairylands Loop Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.3 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.1km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 930m has short steep hills and the remaining 330m is very steep.

Quality of track

2.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 920m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 330m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 2.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 330m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Fairylands Loop Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Fairylands Loop Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Fairylands Loop Track walk starts and ends at the Corner of Delhi Rd and River Ave (gps: -33.793026, 151.15614)
Your transport options to Corner of Delhi Rd and River Ave are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River)

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3 hrs 15 mins

8.4 km One way


249 m

Hard track

This walk, from Epping to Pennant Hills Station, is a great way to see the upper Lane Cove River Valley. The walk does pass near major roads, but there are times along the track, near Browns Water Hole and along the Lane Cove River, where you forget how close you are to the city. Allow time to enjoy some of the lovely spots along the way.

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Maps for the Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 8.4 km
Time 3 hrs 15 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

4.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.5km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1.3km) is very steep.

Quality of track

3.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 3.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (2km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 4.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 3.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 770m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 90m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River) walk starts at the Epping Station (gps: -33.772518, 151.08242)
Your transport options to Epping Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Epping to Pennant Hills Station (via Lane Cove River) ends at the Pennant Hills station (gps: -33.738042, 151.07288)
Your transport options to Pennant Hills station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
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Eastwood to Hornsby

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8 hrs

20.6 km One way


810 m

Hard track

Initially following Terry’s Creek, and then the Lane Cove River, this walk goes through some of the prettier sections of the Lane Cove National Park before climbing up to Thornleigh and continuing into the Berowra Valley Regional Park. Following Berowra Creek and the side of the valley, the surrounds change from the wet environment of Lane Cove to the dry scrub and bushland of Berowra. The walk continues until climbing out, up to Hornsby Railway Station, through a remnant of the old Blue Gum High Forest.

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Maps for the Eastwood to Hornsby walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Eastwood to Hornsby bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Eastwood to Hornsby

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 20.6 km
Time 8 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

10km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 7km has short steep hills. Whilst another 2.3km is flat with no steps and the remaining 1.6km is very steep.

Quality of track

10km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (2.7km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 10km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 10km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

11km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 9km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (990m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 17km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3.5km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 12km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Eastwood to Hornsby walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Eastwood to Hornsby walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Eastwood to Hornsby walk starts at the Eastwood Railway Station (gps: -33.790145, 151.08226)
Your transport options to Eastwood Railway Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Eastwood to Hornsby ends at the Hornsby Train Station (gps: -33.703509, 151.09801)
Your transport options to Hornsby Train Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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Baker’s Cottage

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45 mins

1.5 km Return


56 m

Moderate track

The Baker’s Cottage Heritage Track is a quick and interesting walk. The track itself is mainly drivable road, and turns to bush track before going up the hill to the cottage itself. At 140 years of age, Baker’s Cottage is the oldest unmodified structure, still standing, in the Ku-ring-gai area. All entrances to the cottage are blocked, so you can’t see inside. It is worth looking around the ground to see some other historic remains.

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Maps for the Baker’s Cottage walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Baker’s Cottage bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Baker’s Cottage

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.5 km
Time 45 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

380m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 260m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (120m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

470m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 170m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (120m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 760m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 760m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 760m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 640m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 120m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Baker’s Cottage walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Baker’s Cottage walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Baker’s Cottage walk starts and ends at the Max Allen Drive Bridge (gps: -33.79072, 151.15604)
Your main transport option to Max Allen Drive Bridge is by;

Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
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Special Maps/ brochures
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
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Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park

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2 hrs

5.4 km One way


137 m

Hard track

This walk leads down through the valleys beneath the houses, high on the ridge tops, to reaching the banks of the Lane Cove River at the Chatswood Golf Course. The walk then follows the scenic river, using boardwalks at times. The walk sees another side of Chatswood, with many natural treasures hidden along the way.

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Maps for the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.4 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

2.5km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 540m has short steep hills and the remaining 55m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 2.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 2.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 140m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 5km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 140m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 3.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park walk starts at the Chatswood Station (gps: -33.797073, 151.18037)
Your transport options to Chatswood Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park ends at the Mowbray Park bus stop (gps: -33.801252, 151.14757)
Your transport options to Mowbray Park bus stop are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚






Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop

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3 hrs

8.4 km Circuit


168 m

Moderate track

A great way to explore the Lane Cove Valley from Epping Station, this walk loops around North Epping, returning to the station. There are many sights to be seen along this walk, with Whale Rock and Brown’s Waterhole being a couple of highlights. The walk explores Devlins Creek, upper Lane Cove River and Terry’s Creek. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

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Maps for the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 8.4 km
Time 3 hrs
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 2.2km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (2.2km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 3.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 880m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk starts and ends at the Epping Station (gps: -33.772529, 151.08242)
Your transport options to Epping Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
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Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp)

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2 Days

25.8 km One way


1024 m

Hard track

This overnight walk starts from Gordon train station and winds through bush filled valleys to Hornsby station. From Gordon station, the walk winds down past the Gordon golf course to the Great North Walk, then continues north through the Lane Cove Valley before staying overnight at the Baden Powell scout camp. The next day, the walk continues along the Great North Walk, through Thornleigh and down into the Berowra Valley Regional Park, following Berowra creek to the beautiful Fishponds waterhole. From here, the walk passes up through a piece of the old Blue Gum High Forest to Hornsby Quarry, and on to Hornsby train station.

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Maps for the Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp)

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 4 hrs 39 mins 13.7 km
2 4 hrs 24 mins 12.2 km

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 25.8 km
Time 2 Days
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Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

13km of this walk has short steep hills and another 8km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3.6km is flat with no steps and the remaining 1.6km is very steep.

Quality of track

11km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 10km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 2.7km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 1.4km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

14km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 11km is clearly signposted. The remaining (800m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

16km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 9km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (990m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 22km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 4.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 16km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 10km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp) walk.