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Richley Reserve Circuit
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of Adamstown
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 21 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 21 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
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This easy walk, which is wheelchair accessible, travels through open grasslands that are surrounded by healthy eucalyptus forest. The grasslands have two large ponds, with two black swans on the lower pond. Do beware of the swans defending their territory. Richley Reserve is well maintained and makes this walk particularly attractive. This walk is recommended. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Richley Reserve Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Richley Reserve Circuit
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Richley Reserve (car park)
Richley Reserve (Four Way Intersection)
Richley Reserve (Short Cut Intersection)
Int of Richley Reserve & Tall Tree Walk (loop)
Starting point for this hiking track: Richley Reseve (four way intersection)

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
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

Photo Gallery

 
Sign at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sign at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Richley Reserve Car Park, Blackbutt Reserve
 
Richley Reserve Car Park, Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Sheltered picnic tables in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sheltered picnic tables in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Large pond with black swan in Richley Reserve
 
Large pond with black swan in Richley Reserve +
 
Trail and open grasslands in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail and open grasslands in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Toilet at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Toilet at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Sign in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sign in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Timber bridge over creek in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Timber bridge over creek in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Black swan in large pond in Richley Reserve
 
Black swan in large pond in Richley Reserve +

 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve
 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve +
 
Timber bridge by pond with black swan in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Timber bridge by pond with black swan in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Grasslands with a large pond in the distance at Richley Reserve
 
Grasslands with a large pond in the distance at Richley Reserve +

 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve
 
Timber bridge by large pond in Richley Reserve +
 
Large pond with outlet at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Large pond with outlet at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Wide sealed trail with grasslands at Richley Reserve
 
Wide sealed trail with grasslands at Richley Reserve +

 
Timber bridge over Coal Mine Creek at Richley Reserve
 
Timber bridge over Coal Mine Creek at Richley Reserve +
 
Wide sealed trails at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Wide sealed trails at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Wide trail with timber steps on the right at Richley Reserve
 
Wide trail with timber steps on the right at Richley Reserve +

 
Wide trail at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Wide trail at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Trail behind the office building at Richley Reserve
 
Trail behind the office building at Richley Reserve +
 
Gently downhill trail at Richley Reserve
 
Gently downhill trail at Richley Reserve +

 
Sealed trail in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Sealed trail in Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Wide trail at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Wide trail at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Trail through open trees at Richley Reserve
 
Trail through open trees at Richley Reserve +

 
Trail amongst trees and grassland at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail amongst trees and grassland at Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Trail with garage bin in the distance in Richley Reserve
 
Trail with garage bin in the distance in Richley Reserve +
 
Intersection near the Richley Reserve Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Intersection near the Richley Reserve Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Sealed trail with the Richley Reserve Car Park in the distance
 
Sealed trail with the Richley Reserve Car Park in the distance +
 
Trail near the Richley Reserve Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Trail near the Richley Reserve Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Blackbutt Reserve sign in Richley Reserve
 
Blackbutt Reserve sign in Richley Reserve +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Richley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Richley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Richley Reserve Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Richley Reserve Circuit 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 730m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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, 730m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 730m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 730m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 730m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 730m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 730m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Richley Reserve (car 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 Richley Reserve (car 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|

Blackbutt Reserve Alt = 73 m
Blackbutt Reserve, near Newcastle, occupies over 182 hectares of land and provides visitors with the chance to enjoy nature trails[1], wildlife exhibits[2][3], children's playgrounds[4] and recreational facilities. The reserve is the perfect place for a relaxing family picnic or to explore on a bushwalk. Native wildlife, such as the Powerful Owl and the Grey-headed flying fox[5] can be seen within the park. There is an information cottage[6] at Carnley Avenue, which is open 7am to 5pm, or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. The reserve has car parking at Carnley Avenue, Richley Reserve, Lookout Road and Mahonoy Drive. For more information, phone 02 4904 3344.

Richley Reserve Alt = 38 m
The Richley Reserve, within Blackbutt Reserve, has a park office[7], large pond areas[8] with swans (beware the swans[9] as they defend their territory), sheltered picnic tables[10], water taps[11], toilets[12], open grassed areas[13], a children's playground[14], electric barbecues[15] and a car park[16]. The Richley Reserve car park has disability friendly parking and is open from 7am to 5pm or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. For further information phone 02 4904 3344.

(0 km) Richley Reserve (car park) to Richley Reseve (four way intersection)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 184 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -2 m
From the Richley Reserve car park[17] (next to the 'Tall Tree Ridge Walk' sign[18]), this walk follows the footpath[19], while keeping the sign[20] and pond[21] on your right. This walk continues with the pond on your right for about 180m, until the footpath becomes gently uphill and comes to a four-way intersection[22], with a timber footbridge[23] on the right and a children's playground[24] on the left.

(0.18 km) Richley Reserve (Four Way Intersection) to Richley Reserve (Short Cut Intersection)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 257 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -10 m
Turn left: From the intersection[25][26], this walk follows the trail gently uphill, while initially keeping the children's playground[27] on your left and the timber footbridge[28] directly behind you. This walk continues for about 160m, passing a toilet block (on your left) and timber steps[29][30] (on your right), to find a gently downhill section of trail (with a sheltered picnic area[31] on the left). Then this walk continues straight ahead and gently uphill for about 120m, until coming to a section of trail[32][33][34] that allows easy access to the large elevated grassed picnic area[35] to the right.

(0.44 km) Richley Reserve (Short Cut Intersection) to Int of Richley Reserve & Tall Tree Walk (loop)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 92 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the trail[36][37] below the large elevated grassed picnic area[38], this walk follows the trail gently downhill, while keeping the valley on your left. This walk continues through grassed parkland[39] for about 120m, until coming to a three-way intersection[40] with a sealed trail and a 'Tall Tree Walk (loop)' sign[41] (on the right).

(0.53 km) Int of Richley Reserve & Tall Tree Walk (loop) to Richley Reserve (Car Park)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 198 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left: From the intersection[42][43], this walk follows the sealed trail gently downhill, keeping the 'Tall Tree Walk (loop)' sign[44] directly behind you while walking towards the road and car park. This walk continues for about 45m, passing through a metal gate[45] to find a three-way intersection, with a road[46] on the right and the car park[47] on the left. Then this walk turns left and follows the car park gently uphill for about 150m, until coming to a 'Tall Tree Ridge Walk' sign[48] and sheltered picnic tables[49][50] ahead.

Catch the bus from Richley Reserve (Car 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 Richley Reserve (Car 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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
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

Drive from:
From the end 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)
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 1.2 km
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 1.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 3.3 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 4.5 km
Mountain Designs Cnr King & National Park Sts, Newcastle West (02) 4962 3311 5.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Richley Reserve Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Richley Reserve Circuit
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 3 km (to the S)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
3 km (to the S)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the W)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the W)
4 BOR04 Redgums Property 331 Lowes Lane BOORAL 54 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter 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      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu21°|25°Possible shower.
Fri20°|30°Becoming windy. Partly cloudy.
Sat19°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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