Current Track Closures:
Closed due to safety
concerns. From north of the Stringybark Creek Footbridge to south of the Pumphouse historic site.
The NSW Environmental
Protection Authority has declared the southern section of the walking track in Lovetts Reserve as contaminated land. This section of the track is closed and as a result there is no access from Burns Bay Road or the
is still open from Cope Street, Myee Crescent, Penrose Street & Blackman
The track from the lookout to the foreshore is being upgraded resulting in a temporarily closure from 21 June – mid August 2021 (Covid-restrictions and weather dependant).
90 hectares of bushland to explore
The Lane Cove Municipality has approximately 90
hectares of bushland under the care, control and management of Council.
Bushland can also be found on private land and land owned by other government
Bushland is a significant part of the local character and
has many values which make it significant to the people of Lane Cove. Lane Cove
Municipality consists of a series of ridges and gullies bounded by the Lane Cove
River to the south. Its bushland lines most of the creeks along the gullies
which thread through and separate its various suburbs. Almost every part
of Lane Cove is within 500 metres of bushland. This proximity defines
the character of the Municipality, it creates suburb identity, provides a
bushland frame to many views and makes Lane Cove an attractive place to live.
Lane Cove’s bushland is diverse in native flora and
fauna and contains a number of bushland types – wet and dry
sclerophyll forest, heathland, mangroves and tidal flats. Many bird and animal
species co-exist with suburban development, bringing native animals close to
many people. A walk through some areas will display the fascinating progression
of vegetation zones from tall blue gums and turpentines to the succulent
groundcovers growing in the saltmarsh at the river estuary.
A range of
local Aboriginal sites provide tangible evidence of Aboriginal
occupation, their use of the natural resources and their cultural life.
European history is evident in old paths, tracks and steps,
wells and other structures, including industrial remnants.
Bushwalks Around Lane Cove 7th edition - Free Download
Hardcover books on sale for $9.90!
Available from Lane Cove Library and Lane Cove Civic Centre
Free basic maps of local walks are also available from the Lane Cove Civic Centre.
Map of walking tracks
reserves are easily accessible to most residents with many of the walking tracks
running from suburban areas past parks, creeks and the Lane Cove River, often
with stunning views. Bushland reserves can provide space for adventure,
exercise or quiet contemplation. Close to the heart of one of the
world’s busiest cities, peace and solitude can be found when bushwalking in Lane
Cove. A walk in some reserves provides a near natural experience for
bushwalkers, where houses, roads and other urban signs disappear. The bush
provides an opportunity for adults and children to experience nature and develop
awareness and interest in the environment.
walks and more: find out what local activities are coming up!
Walking Sydney Harbour Network
Harbour walks are downloadable from Department of Planning website at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/harbour
Walking – Harbour Bridge to the Great North Walk
A Harbour Circle Walk
Harbour Bridge to Spit Bridge Walks