3 hrs 30 mins, 8.8 km. A one way, hard track
This walk starts at Roseville Station and explores the streets and alleyways before joining the main spine of the Great North Walk at Fullers Bridge which spans the Lane Cove River. Here you head deeper into the bush to explore the eastern bank of the River. There’s a great diversity of mostly dry forest and some great sandstone rock formations including a cave. There’s also a short side trip to Blue Hole, a water hole with a sandy beach to enjoy.
Soon after Blue Hole, you leave the river to cross over De Burghs Bridge, and wander past a few cafes and restaurants to find Macquarie Park Railway Station. There are some great picnic areas with BBQs near the Lane Cove Weir so you can cook your lunch part way along, if you fancy such that. There are also toilets at the start, end and near the Lane Cove Weir.
This walk is a great way to explore one of many amazing pockets of beautiful bushland in the valleys surrounding Sydney suburbs. Easy public transport, mostly clear and signposted tracks makes this a great walk for people who’ve done bit of bushwalking on rocky tracks.
Happy Walking, Matt