Curry Road to The Bluff (via the Natural Bridge)

The Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge
MATT MCLELLAND

1.5hr 3.7 km return medium track with a few big hills

Who would have thought in this great city of ours we can walk over a natural sandstone bridge and then stand on a rocky bluff with breathtaking water views?  This walk is a hidden gem of Sydney. The walk follows clear bush tracks and is also great for spotting wildflowers.

From Currie Rd in Forestville, you follow the sandy firetrail through the lovely bushland for just under 1km, then turn left at the ‘Natural Bridge’ sign to head down the narrow bushtrack. After another 250m you come to a small creek, where the track crosses using the natural bridge. It’s well worth stopping for rest and to explore the area.

After enjoying the natural bridge, continue along the track uphill for 500m to turn right at the wider trail and walk another 200m to the Bluff, a large rocky point with its own interesting shapes and a fantastic view down Middle Harbour and across to the city. The cliffs around the rock are unfenced, but if you explore carefully you can see some interesting rock formations and small caves. From here, retrace your steps back to the start, or alternatively, or make your way out to Bantry Bay Rd.

You can drive to the start of the walk (to the locked gate on the right, near the end of Curry Road) or catch one of the many buses from Chatswood along Warringah Rd and walk from near Brown Street.

To download and print free full notes and maps visit http://wild.tl/crttbtnb

Happy Walking
Matt

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