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Walk one

Why choose this walk?

In the middle of suburbia is a reserve complete with a waterfall. The Richard Webb Reserve is a favourite as it’s a hidden gem in plain sight of the city centre.   Tall eucalyptus, with their characteristic blue tinge, sandstone gullies, a waterfall and wildflowers in spring. This walk drops you into Australian native bush at its prettiest.  You are spoilt for choice imaging this landscape throughout what today is urban Sydney.

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Getting there

Richard Webb Reserve, West Pennant Hills can be accessed by Aiken Road or Heidi Place … and you will be a world away from suburbia and people although it is actually part of Sydney.

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Refresh, revive and restore the spirits on your Sydney walk. 

Route/Trail notes

Detailed track notes are available on the Shire’s information sheet.  The loop track return has a steep rocky section where small children and dogs might need help navigating.  It’s all part of the adventure.

Walk two

Why choose this walk?

Heritage Baulkham Hills walk

This walk was chosen due to its links to the earliest origins of settlement in the Sydney district.  And you will see remnants of native vegetation which is a treat so close to a large city.

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“ Places where early colonial settlers in Baulkham Hills established farms before the end of the 18th century. Walk through valleys of tall Blackbutts in the Toongabbie Creek headwaters and see Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest which is now an endangered vegetation community. This walk goes through the Headwaters of Toongabbie Creek which was the earliest land to be settled in Baulkham Hills”  NSW govt parks

Walk three

Why choose this walk?

Hermitage Foreshore Walk (part of Sydney Harbour National Park)

Apartment inhabitants have this walk at their fingertips and visitors who are short on time can enjoy a brisk walk along a foreshore.

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Getting there

Behind New South Head Road, the track starts with incredible harbour views, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Shark Island.  The walk is surrounded by native bushland, tiny deserted beaches with glimpses into waterfront mansions of Sydney’s most expensive suburbs.  There are picnic tables and spots along the walk.

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There are benches and rock nooks for an instagram moment.  A favourite spot of mine is Milk Beach, one of the city’s  hidden gems and a perfect place to watch the sunset.  Milk Beach is below Strickland House, a historic home open one day a year during Hermitage week.  The grounds are open year round. 

And the walk is only 1.8km and you can start at either Bayview Hill Road or Nielsen Park.  

Refresh, revive and restore the spirits with a delicious picnic including cake as you need all that energy for your walk.

The journey is worth it

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