Bellamy fire trail

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30 mins

619 m One way


34 m

Moderate track

This walk follows a wide concrete trail through Berowra Valley Regional Park, through lovely bushland and the site of the historic Zig Zag railway. The railway is long gone, but the quarry site is interesting to explore and crossing Zig Zag Creek on the bridge gives a lovely view down on the fern trees. Stop and read the information signs along the way, bring your dog for a walk or use this trail for fitness training. The trail on the north side of Zig Zag Creek is very steep for about 50m, otherwise, this walk is easy to follow. To save the car shuttle you can just allow extra time and retrace your steps back to the start.




Maps for the Bellamy fire trail 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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bellamy fire trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bellamy fire trail

Accessibility summary information for the Bellamy fire trail

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.

Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.

Seats: There are 2 places to sit on this walk.
They are 350m apart.

Hazards: There are 2 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard Unfenced and unmarked edge with potential 80cm or higher fall into the creek. Keep clear of the culverts edge when crossing. Found about 110m into the walk.
      Wheelchair Steep A 45m long section of concrete trail (3.3m wide) that is very steep. There is a metal handrail on one side for most of the steep section. If using a wheelchair assistance is very likely required. Found about 300m into the walk.

Accessibility Details


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 619 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

250m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 220m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (160m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 480m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 140m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 620m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 620m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 620m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 620m 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 Bellamy fire trail walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bellamy fire trail walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bellamy fire trail walk starts at the End of Bellamy St (gps: -33.728765, 151.06981)
Your main transport option to End of Bellamy St is by;

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

The Bellamy fire trail ends at the End of Timbarra Rd (gps: -33.724319, 151.07005)
Your main transport option to End of Timbarra Rd is by;
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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Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail

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15 mins

529 m One way


36 m

Moderate track

This short walk follows a concrete management trail between Bellamy St and De Saxe Close. This is one of a few dog friendly bushwalks in the Berowra Valley Regional Park. You walk through some beautiful bush with a good array of grass and eucalyptus trees. At the bottom of the valley a bridge spans ZigZag Creek allowing you to keep you feet dry. There are also some good information signs explaining the rich history of the railway line and quarry that once passed through here. The authorised dog walk exits up the steps to the base of De Saxe Cl. We have also include an alternate exit, staying on the main trail to then end of Timbarra Rd for those walking without dogs.




Maps for the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail 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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail

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 529 m
Time 15 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

220m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 210m has short steep hills. The remaining (110m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 480m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 50m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 480m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 50m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 530m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 530m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 530m 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 Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail walk starts at the End of Bellamy St (gps: -33.728765, 151.06981)
Your transport options to End of Bellamy St are by;

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

The Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail ends at the End of De Saxe Close (gps: -33.72549, 151.06947)
Your transport options to End of De Saxe Close 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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Clarinda St dog walking trail

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15 mins

499 m One way


22 m

Easy track

This short walk links Clarinda St and Simon Pl in Hornsby Heights. The walk follows a management trail and is one of three dog friendly walks in Berowra Valley Regional Park. Starting at the wetlands at the end of Clarinda St you follow the Great North Walk alternate route until the turn off to the Simon Place. Dogs on leash are most welcome on this section of the trail.




Maps for the Clarinda St dog walking trail 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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Clarinda St dog walking trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Clarinda St dog walking trail

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 499 m
Time 15 mins
.

Grade 2/6

Easy track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 440m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 60m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 500m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 500m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 500m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 500m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 500m 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 Clarinda St dog walking trail walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Clarinda St dog walking trail walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Clarinda St dog walking trail walk starts at the End of Clarinda St (gps: -33.68809, 151.09174)
Your transport options to End of Clarinda St are by;

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

The Clarinda St dog walking trail ends at the End of Simon Place (gps: -33.684643, 151.09121)
Your transport options to End of Simon Place 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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Happy walking
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Barnetts Lookout

And Walk






15 mins

420 m Return


14 m

Very easy

A very pleasant and easy stroll along a path to a stunning view. Starting from Barnetts Road car park you follow the footpath through the picnic area, past the playground then meander gently downhill through the open forest among the scribbly gum trees. You soon discover a fenced lookout platform with amazing views up and down the Berowra Valley. The views of trees go on forever, on a clear day you can even see the Blue Mountains.




Maps for the Barnetts Lookout 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.

Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Barnetts Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Barnetts Lookout

Accessibility summary information for the Barnetts Lookout

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.

Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.

Seats: There are 6 places to sit on this walk.
They are on average 40m apart, with a maximum gap of 90m.

Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details


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 420 m
Time 15 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 210m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 210m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 210m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 210m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 210m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 210m 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 Barnetts Lookout walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Barnetts Lookout walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Barnetts Lookout walk starts and ends at the Barnetts Road (gps: -33.616836, 151.12988)
Your transport options to Barnetts Road 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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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
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Hornsby to Fishponds

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2 hrs 30 mins

5.6 km Return


296 m

Hard track

A short walk from Hornsby to reach a great spot for admiring Berowra Creek. This walk explores several different environments in the Regional Park along the way. Allow some time to sit and enjoy the view at Fishponds. Expect to see other people along the track as this is one of the most popular walks in the area.




Maps for the Hornsby to Fishponds 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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Hornsby to Fishponds bushwalking track



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

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 5.6 km
Time 2 hrs 30 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

1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 350m is very steep and the remaining 180m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 890m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (180m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 1.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 690m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2.7km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 70m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 1.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 890m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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


Other Nearby walks

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


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Hornsby to Fishponds walk starts and 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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Happy walking
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Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station

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2 hrs 30 mins

6.6 km Circuit


187 m

Hard track

A really nice loop walk in a corner of Berowra Valley Regional Park with good access by public transport. The walk starts and finishes at Thornleigh train station. The scenery includes beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek and nice forest while going up Stringybark ridge, plus as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. There are good spots to eat or grab a coffee near Thornleigh station before or after the walk.




Maps for the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station 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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station

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 6.6 km
Time 2 hrs 30 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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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

2.8km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1.6km has short steep hills. Whilst another 1.2km is very steep and the remaining 910m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

4.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.1km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (750m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

2.6km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 2.5km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (1.4km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 4.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 6km 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 4.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.2km 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 Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station walk starts and ends at the Thornleigh Train Station (gps: -33.731949, 151.07815)
Your transport options to Thornleigh 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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Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters)

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8 hrs

17.2 km One way


1147 m

Hard track

Ridge tops, grasslands, creek crossings and spectacular views are all part of this walk as it ventures from the ridge above Berowra Creek down to water level and back up again. Take the short and free ferry ride across the creek to get lunch at Berowra Waters. Conserve your energy for the steep sections between Berowra Waters and Cowan.




Maps for the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) 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
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters)

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 17.2 km
Time 8 hrs
.

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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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

6km of this walk is very steep and another 6km has short steep hills. Whilst another 4.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 1.2km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 6km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 1.5km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 16km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

13km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 3.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (670m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

13km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 3.4km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety. The remaining (660m) is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 10km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 7km 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 Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk starts at the Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station (gps: -33.653812, 151.13673)
Your transport options to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station are by;

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

The Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) ends at the Cowan Station (gps: -33.593766, 151.17169)
Your transport options to Cowan 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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Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Berowra Waters to Cowan Station

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3 hrs 30 mins

7.2 km One way


597 m

Hard track

This is a hilly walk out of the beautiful Berowra Waters valley to Cowan Station. There are many wide views across Berowra Creek providing some great excuses for well deserved rest stops. Take your time to enjoy the views, and rock formations, and creek crossings along the way as the track leads a nearly direct route to Cowan Station, through a wonderfully remote section of bushland.




Maps for the Berowra Waters to Cowan Station 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.

Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Berowra Waters to Cowan Station bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Berowra Waters to Cowan Station

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 7.2 km
Time 3 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 Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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

3.3km of this walk is very steep and another 2.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 580m is flat with no steps and the remaining 390m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

4.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 720m follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 430m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 430m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 660m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (390m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.4km 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 Berowra Waters to Cowan Station walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Berowra Waters to Cowan Station walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Berowra Waters to Cowan Station walk starts at the Berowra Waters track head (gps: -33.60055, 151.12561)
Your transport options to Berowra Waters track head are by;

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

The Berowra Waters to Cowan Station ends at the Cowan Station (gps: -33.593766, 151.17169)
Your transport options to Cowan 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


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bwtcs

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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 🙂






Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai

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9 hrs

22.3 km One way


1319 m

Hard track

This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby train station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds and along Berowra Creek. The walk passes through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and then into Galston Gorge. From here the walk keeps following the Berowra Creek through the Crosslands campsite to Calna creek, and then up to Mt Kuring-gai.
Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues.




Maps for the Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai

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 22.3 km
Time 9 hrs
.

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 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

11km of this walk has short steep hills and another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3km is flat with no steps and the remaining 2.7km is very steep.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 14km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 12km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 10km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 19km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 11km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 11km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai walk starts 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)

The Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai ends at the Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station (gps: -33.653812, 151.13673)
Your transport options to Mt Kuring-gai Railway 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


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/htmkg

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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 🙂






Crosslands to Naa Badu Lookout return

Download & Print Map and Notes




3 hrs 30 mins

8.2 km Return


561 m

Hard track

This half day return walk starts from the Crosslands Reserve and follows a section of the Great North Walk along side Berowra creek, across boardwalks and bush tracks, before climbing steeply up the side of the valley to the Naa Badu Lookout. The lookout provides a great view down, across the valley and along Berowra creek. There are picnic benches and seats making it a great place for lunch.