Sunday 26 March 9:00 am – 12:30 pm approx.
Join us for an adventurous 6km loop-walk (3 hours approximately) along the banks of the beautiful Lane Cove River through Lane Cove National Park and Mowbray Park. This is an exciting, adventurous and at times mysterious walk where we will:
- Scramble alongside beautiful sandstone crags
- Learn how the Dharug people survived and thrived in these places
- Gaze out onto peaceful natural views
- Explore shady gullies
- Find and explore the site of the old “Fairyland” pleasure grounds
- Hear the puzzling story of Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler who mysteriously perished on the river’s bank in 1963
- Learn how native birds “talk” about us when we walk through their territories
Our Guide is Patrick Spiers, bushwalker and teacher at the nearby Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre.
We will stop half way for a snack and chat so bring something to eat and drink.
This walk features several rocky and/or eroded sections, steep rock steps and tree roots requiring a moderate level of fitness and sure footedness that may not be suitable for children and people with limited mobility.
No dogs please.
Toilets are available at the beginning, middle and end of the walk.
Parking is available in the Rotary Athletics Field carpark, entrance through gates from Mowbray Road West 50 metres East of Epping road. Bus stops are on Epping Road.