The next day walk for 2018 for the Cartophiles bushwalking club continues to follow the Great North Walk 8½ km from near Epping Road to just past De Burghs Bridge on Lane Cove Road.  This very pretty walk is rated moderate, and is mostly on bush tracks.

The walk starts at Magdala Park and almost immediately crosses a 150m footbridge over the river to the ‘National Starch’ factory. From there is goes under Epping Road and follows the river through the old Fairyland site, then slips behind the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens before dropping down to the Lane Cove River at Fullers Bridge.  After the Naamaroo Conference Centre the track again follows the river past Fiddens Wharf (and the adjacent oval which was the location of a convict camp).  We’ll pass under De Burghs Bridge and finish 1½ km later at Gloucester Avenue, West Pymble.

We’ll meet at the bottom of Gloucester Avenue, West Pymble at 9.30am on Saturday, 17th March, and leave a couple of cars there to ferry everyone back to the start point at the end of the walk.  We should start walking at about 10.00am and walk for 2½-3 hrs.

There is little water available along the way, so carry at least a litre of drinking water. Kit will carry a first aid kit. The footing is sometimes rough so you should wear boots or stout walking shoes.  Bring a camera to preserve the memories.

 

To register for the walk, or to get more information, contact Kit Craig at cartophiles@stjohnswahroonga.org
or on 0411 507 422.