Posts Tagged ‘walking sydney’

I’ve said this a number of times before – I’ve lived around here for 40 odd years and never been for a walk through here.

I don’t think we have ever seen so many termite nests!

Dawson Ave, Thornleigh

Posted: July 26, 2020 in dogs, Sydney
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Indie had a great romp in the fenced, off-leash dog park before we headed off for a walk.


There’s a great path right around the lagoon at Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches.

A busy path, lots of walkers and bike riders.

7 or 8 kilometres.

Parramatta Lake

Posted: May 23, 2020 in dogs
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So this weekend, very excited… cafes are back opening so we went for breakfast at Parramatta and then headed over to North Parramatta where we did a loop track around the lake.

Wikipedia says:

  • The masonry arch-walled dam was completed in 1856 to supply water for domestic purposes
  • The dam was the twelfth engineered dam built since Roman times
  • the first engineered dam in Australia
  • the second arch built dam universally that involved calculations for its construction.

Wow. Who knew?

About 5 km

Can’t keep the dog out of the water!


(North) Epping Oval

Posted: May 16, 2020 in dogs

Fenced, off leash oval.

Plenty of space to run around 🙂

Epping Oval is off leash on Sundays

Epping Oval is off leash on Sundays

Epping Oval is off leash on Sundays

Epping Oval is off leash on Sundays

Macquarie Park and bike track

Posted: May 16, 2020 in dogs

It was near the start of COVID-19 lockdown, so we walked along the bike path to the shopping centre to buy… yep… toilet paper and rice! We’d made the mistake of not hoarding like everyone else so we were in need.

Lovely day for a walk, so we went along the bike/shared bike/footpath to the shops; while one shopped, the other went for a stroll around the new towers.


Macquarie Park after walking along the bike path

Macquarie Park after walking along the bike path

Indie’s first escalator at Macquarie Park after walking along the bike path

Flat Rock Gully walking track

Posted: October 29, 2019 in history

This weekend we walked Willoughby Council’s Flat Rock Gully walking track which follows the creek down to the bay beyond Tunks Park.

Really well done.




From The Dictionary of Sydney, a well put together self-guided heritage walk of Sydney’s oldest municipality.

Based on Randwick City Council’s heritage plaques program, an app contains information on the best historical buildings and sites in Randwick.

Randwick’s pretty high… imagine the views to the ocean 100 years ago.

The Verger’s residence… I can’t help but see Alice from The Vicar of Dibly.

The Coach and Horses… my uncle spent a little too much time here each day.

There are beautiful rows of terraces in this old suburb.

The Presbyterian Church is nothing to look at from the outside.

So easy to take things like water from a tap for granted. The first public fountain in Randwick

Captain Cook

Abbotsford. We’ve walked through here a few times, but not with an eye on history.

We followed the Canada Bay council walk which was well set out.

We discovered that the Nestle factory house (older people will know the one I mean)  was once owned by A.E. Grace of Grace Bros., Abbotsford had a baths, an animal quarantine establishment operated here and that Henry Lawson lived in Abbotsford for a while.


We’ve been through here before but had forgotten the rich history. Sydney had a quarantine station for farm and domestic animals as well as for race horses.


Horse stalls



Probably an old punt location between Abbotsford and Gladesville


Waterfront living in Abbotsford.  Just because you live on the water doesn’t mean you can afford to do anything with the site. Asset rich, cash poor.

Sydney Rowers.

Sam, Susan and Henry’s father is Gavin.

On the northern edge of Cherrybrook, abutting the bush, lies Gavin Place.