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The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 10 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 10 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This short, pleasant loop walk is a nice one to do if you are having a picnic in the Lakes of Cherrybrook park, enjoying the atmosphere, free electric BBQs and playground. There is a good viewing platform extending onto the lake and there are usually ducks to be seen. The nearby shopping centre has some good cafes and eateries. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop
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Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
Lakes trackhead
Int at stone wall
Mid Lakes
Lakes trackhead
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
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Photo Gallery

 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook park
 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook park +
 
Looking over the Lakes of Cherrybrook
 
Looking over the Lakes of Cherrybrook +
 
BBQ at the park
 
BBQ at the park +

 
Viewing platform at The Lakes of Cherrybrook
 
Viewing platform at The Lakes of Cherrybrook +
 
In the creek
 
In the creek +
 
View through the trees
 
View through the trees +

 
Small bridge
 
Small bridge +
 
Glimpse of the lake
 
Glimpse of the lake +
 
Well defined track
 
Well defined track +

 
Across the bridge
 
Across the bridge +
 
Cherrybrook lakes
 
Cherrybrook lakes +
 
Along the track
 
Along the track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 440m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 440m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 220m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 220m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 220m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 220m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 440m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 440m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 440m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park to Lakes trackhead
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 51 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
From below 50 Shepherds Drive, opposite the shopping centre, the walk follows the concrete footpath into 'The Lakes Of Cherrybrook' park, keeping the playground to the right. The footpath comes to the signpost for 'Callicoma Walk' just before the unfenced lakes.

The Lakes Of Cherrybrook Alt = 140 m
The Lakes Of Cherrybrook is a park at the intersection of Shepherds Dr and Macquarie Dr, Cherrybrook. The lakes featured in the park were formed when the local creek was dammed for the benefit of farmers. The park has a free electric BBQ, sheltered picnic tables, taps and bubblers as well as a playground for the kids. There is a large shopping centre nearby. There are several signposted buswalks in the area, including the 5.1km 'Callicoma Walk' loop track.

(0.05 km) Lakes trackhead to Int at stone wall
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 118 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the 'Callicoma Walk' signpost, the walk follows the 'Sydney Cove' arrow along the concrete footpath, keeping the lakes on the right. The walk passes a free BBQ and picnic shelters on the left, and a couple of viewing platforms on the right before coming to an intersection just before the road and beside a low handmade stone wall.

(0.17 km) Int at stone wall to Mid Lakes
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 177 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -2 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track away from the concrete footpath, keeping the lake to the right. The walk soon crosses a small bridge then immediately turns right. From here the track skirts around the lake, keeping it to the right, and soon arrives at an intersection with an asphalted footpath and another bush track.

(0.35 km) Mid Lakes to Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 93 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the asphalted footpath across the bridge, towards the playground. After crossing the bridge, the footpath becomes concrete and bends to the right and soon reaches the large walking track signpost with 'Callicoma Walk' at the top.
Turn left: From the 'Callicoma Walk' signpost intersection, the walk goes up the hill on the concrete footpath, keeping the playground on the left. At the top of the concrete footpath, the walk comes to Shepherds Drive, opposite the shopping centre and just below 50 Shepherds Drive.

Catch the bus from Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 3.4 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 5.5 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 5.5 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 6.2 km
Brett Products 1 River St , Silverwater (02) 9648 5622 11.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
5 km (to the ESE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 14 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 km (to the NE)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 28 km (to the S)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 38 km (to the W)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      33°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|33°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|26°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Berowra Valley National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Following the Berowra Creek the Berowra Valley National Park is located on the Hornsby Plateau and is made up of typical Hawkesbury Sandstone. The great North walk, Benowie walking track, and many other great walks stretch spann this park. The area has varied vegetation including many different sorts of Eucalyptus and plenty of native animals, includingl swamp wallibies, water dragons, bandicoots, Lyre Birds, and bush turkeys. There are several campsites within the Park, and Crosslands Reserve is also a popular spot near the middle of the park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping
Current Park Closure information for Berowra Valley National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Safety alerts: Quarry trail and Benowie walking track restricted access
Access restrictions are in place along trails that traverse the land managed by the Hornsby Rifle Range. Restricted areas include:
  • an 800m section of trail, 2km in from the Quarry Road entrance at Dural
  • an 800m section of trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • a 750m section of the Benowie walking track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes.
Shooting times are between 9am and 4.30pm, 7 days a week. All visitors wishing to access the restricted sections of trail during these times must request prior authorisation by contacting the Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606. Consult the map on Page vii of the Berowra Valley National Park Draft Plan of Management to plan alternative routes during these hours. Visit the website for further information about the Hornsby Rifle Range.


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