WEST PYMBLE TO HUNTER’S HILL: 16.2 km (easy to moderate)
South from West Pymble (near Mars Creek confluence with Lane Cove River) to ... more »De Burgh’s Bridge; then alongside the river, past Fiddens Wharf and Lane Cove Park through the Fairyland Park near Delhi Road/M2 (at Mowbray); onwards down-river past Field of Mars and Buffalo Reserves and Boronia Park; under Victoria Road to the park fronting the river estuary and ending at Mount Street, Hunter’s Hill.
This is a family-friendly walk mostly in the Lane Cove River National Park. The meandering path here does indeed wander to and fro, never far from the banks of Lane Cove River, sometimes leading us high above it and then dropping down to the waterside, enveloping us in a moist coolness. There are plenty of toilets and water taps and in the southern part (around East Ryde) also coffee shops, pubs & shops not too far off the trail.
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