Sep 13, 2016

Middle Cove

We started this pleasant walk at Clive Park Northbridge. This is a beautiful spot, as you can see below.

View from Clive Park, Northbridge

After some walking along streets we entered Watergate Reserve along Sailors Bay Creek.
This bush reserve features
tree ferns and Coachwood trees.

Sailors Bay Creek, Watergate Reserve, Castlecrag

We continued on to Harold Reid Reserve, via Castlecrag Shopping Centre. It was worth the steep diversion up from the foreshore bushland track to the lookout for our lunch break. Below is the view of Fig Tree Cove and Seaforth shoreline from Harold Reid Reserve, Middle Cove.

Our walk continued along parts of North Arm Reserve crossing Scotts Creek. We ended at Eastern Valley Way to catch buses.

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Aug 5, 2016

Iron Cove update

We followed the Iron Cove Creek from Parramatta Rd at Ashfield to Iron Cove.   The walk along Hawthorne Canal passes Hawthorne light rail stop and a dog of the leash area with a dog-focused Cafe 'Bones'

Hawthorne Canal

The canal is 'of particular historical significance as one of the first nine purpose built storm water drains constructed in Sydney in the 1890's. The then Minister for Public Works, the Hon. Bruce Smith, MLA., appalled at the extremely unhealthy conditions prevailing at the time, proposed a separate system of storm water drains be built to help alleviate the problem.' Reference

(below) A new pedestrian and cycle bridge over Iron Cove Creek Canal, near Timbrell and Robson Parks on the Bay Run, was officially opened in October last year. The 30m long, 4.5m wide cable bridge was considered a vital safety link for the thousands of pedestrians, joggers and cyclists who use the Bay Run every day.  

The bridge features an artwork installation at the top.
The project was jointly undertaken by Ashfield Council and Canada Bay Council with funding from the NSW Road and Maritime Services.

Location Map

The Bay Run info

My previous Bay Run post

The Dog Park & Cafe

Jul 25, 2016

Artarmon to Middle Harbour

We started our walk at Artarmon station following a pathway that led us to Flat Rock Creek.

Willoughby Council's  Flat Rock Gully leaflet warns that after rain the creek crossing may not be possible, which was the case for us, as the photo below shows.

I returned on another day to take more photos. The creek flows under Tunks Park, Cammeray and into Middle Harbour at Mortlock Reserve (below).

The concrete arch Cammeray bridge (above & below) opened in 1939, replacing  the original 1892 steel suspension bridge built by a private syndicate to promote residential development. The original sandstone turreted towers were retained. The suburb Northbridge takes its name from the bridge.

There are steps leading up to The Boulevarde and Miller Street, where we caught a bus to the City.

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