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Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km WSW of Chatswood
Length: 5.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Willoughby(LGA)
Climb: 137 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 137 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 There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk leads down through the valleys beneath the houses, high on the ridge tops, to reaching the banks of the Lane Cove River at the Chatswood Golf Course. The walk then follows the scenic river, using boardwalks at times. The walk sees another side of Chatswood, with many natural treasures hidden along the way. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Lane Cove National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park
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Chatswood Station
Int. Victoria Ave and Pacific Highway
Int. Edgar St and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Bob Peirson Memorial Seat
Int. Park Ave and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Int. Park Ave and Rail to River Trk
Int. Sylvia St and Centennial Ave Trks
Int. Ferndale Trk and Beresford Trk
Int. Harnett Pl Trk and Ferndale Trk
Harnett Pl sign post
Int. Lowanna Park and Greville St
Int. Lowanna Park and Fullers Rd
Int. Fullers Rd and Bellevue Ave
Int. Hawthorne Ave and Bellevue Ave
Int. Rail to River Trk and Hawthorne Ave
Eastern side of O.H. Reid Memorial Oval
O.H. Reid Memorial Oval car park
Int. Rail to River Trk and Reid Drive
Int. Behind the 8th Tee
8th Green
Int. River Trk and Melrose St Trk
Int. River Trk and Avian Cr Trk
Int. Avro Rd Trk and River Access Trk
Int. River Trk and Upper Access Trk
Mowbray Park
Int. Upper and Athletic Field Access Trks
Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Victoria Ave and Pacific Highway

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)

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 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
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Photo Gallery

 
Rail to River walk sign
 
Rail to River walk sign +
 
Track up through mossy rocks
 
Track up through mossy rocks +
 
Rail to River walk sign
 
Rail to River walk sign +

 
Track up between houses
 
Track up between houses +
 
O.H. Reid Memorial Oval
 
O.H. Reid Memorial Oval +
 
Rail to River walk above 8th Tee
 
Rail to River walk above 8th Tee +

 
Southern end of fairway
 
Southern end of fairway +
 
Boardwalk along LaneCove River
 
Boardwalk along LaneCove River +
 
River walk track sign
 
River walk track sign +

 
Lane Cove River
 
Lane Cove River +
 
Track above Mowbray Park
 
Track above Mowbray Park +
 
Stairs down from bus stop
 
Stairs down from bus stop +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 5km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
2.5km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 540m has short steep hills and the remaining 55m is very steep.

Quality of track
Around 2.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 2.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 140m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 5km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 140m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 3.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Chatswood Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Chatswood Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus to Chatswood Station
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 Chatswood Station
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.
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(0 km) Chatswood Station to Int. Edgar St and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 623 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -37 m
From Chatswood Train Station, this walk exits the station onto Victoria Ave. The walk then continues up Victoria Ave, passing Chatswood RSL on the left. This walk continues to the Pacific Highway where it crosses over the at a pedestrian crossing or the foot bridge near by.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north up the Pacific Highway, to turn left onto Western Way. The walk continues down Western Way through a dogleg, turning right onto Jenkins Rd then quickly left back onto Western Way. The walk heads down Western Way to turn right onto Edgar St and to the Edgar Reserve Park with green gate.

(0.62 km) Int. Edgar St and Edgar St Reserve Trk to Int. Park Ave and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 336 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -12 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk passes the gate, then the playground on the right, and continues through the clearing. The track continues for approximately 150m to an intersection marked by a memorial bench.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads between the tennis court fence on your right and the houses on your left for approximately 150m. The track then comes to an intersection with Park Ave, and a 'Rail to River Walk' sign[1].

(0.96 km) Int. Park Ave and Edgar St Reserve Trk to Int. Park Ave and Rail to River Trk
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' sign down the road for approximately 30m to the next signpost.

(0.99 km) Int. Park Ave and Rail to River Trk to Harnett Pl sign post
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 500 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -30 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' signpost past the 'Ferndale Park' sign, down the management trail. The walk continues along the trail for approximately 60m to a large grassed clearing. The walk then continues away from the clearing along a bush track, which soon comes to some steppingstones across the creek. Approximately 50m later, the walk comes to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the creek (which remains on your left) down the gully for approximately 100m to the signposted intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads along the creek (which remains on the left) for approximately 60m to turn up the steps to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' sign up the hill. The track zigzags up through mossy rock outcrops to a house on the left. This walk continues up the stairs to the intersection with the road.

(1.49 km) Harnett Pl sign post to Int. Hawthorne Ave and Bellevue Ave
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 1.02 km Time = 20 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -35 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk crosses the road and heads right, up the hill. The walk continues up the hill to Lowanna Park gate on the left.
Turn left: From the gate on Greville St, this walk passes through the park diagonally, past the play equipment and BBQs, to the gate on the Fullers Rd side of Lowanna Park.
Turn left: From Lowanna Park, this walk heads along Fullers Rd towards the mechanics, initially keeping the park on the left. The walk continues along Fullers Rd, as Millwood Ave breaks off to the right. The first left is the signposted intersection with Bellevue Ave.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' signs down Bellevue Ave for approximately 500m, tending right to the signposted intersection.

(2.51 km) Int. Hawthorne Ave and Bellevue Ave to Int. Rail to River Trk and Hawthorne Ave
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 51 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' sign down the hill for approximately 30m to the telegraph pole with 'Rail to River Walk' sign.

(2.56 km) Int. Rail to River Trk and Hawthorne Ave to O.H. Reid Memorial Oval car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,openland
Length = 205 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -17 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' sign down the hill between the fences. The walk comes to the end of the laneway and descends the stairs, down through rocky outcrops to the O.H. Reid Memorial Oval.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads across the oval to the car park to the left of the toilet block.

(2.77 km) O.H. Reid Memorial Oval car park to Int. Rail to River Trk and Reid Drive
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 381 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the O.H. Reid Memorial Oval car park, this walk heads along the road with Chatswood Golf Course below on the left. The walk continues along the road for approximately 200m, passing a street on the left, to the intersection opposite house No. 17.

(3.15 km) Int. Rail to River Trk and Reid Drive to Int. River Trk and Avian Cr Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack,servicetrail,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 1.36 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -37 m
Turn left: From the intersection opposite No. 17 Reid Drive, the walk heads down the stairs tending left down the hill to the signposted intersection behind the 8th tee.
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the track past the metal fence and along the right-hand side of the 8th fairway of Chatswood Golf Course, keeping the river on the right of the track. The walk continues up the fairway and over a bridge, passing two sand bunkers on the left. Approximately 20m after the second bunker, the walk comes to an intersection with a management trail, on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk leaves the golf course and heads along the mangroves and waterline, to the right of the track. The walk follows the mangroves for a short time to the signposted intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow for the 'River Walk', keeping the Lane Cove River on the right. The track continues along some boardwalk sections which are raised above the mangroves in places. The track continues to a signposted intersection.

(4.51 km) Int. River Trk and Avian Cr Trk to Mowbray Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 537 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -15 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'River Track' sign, keeping the river below on the right. Large sections of track are suspended above the mangroves on a boardwalk. The track continues to wind along the Lane Cove River bank for approximately 400m to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads west along the Lane Cove River bank, with the water to the right of the track. The track quickly opens out onto a clearing next to the river bank. The walk continues over two sections of boardwalked track, leading to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the signposted intersection, this walk heads towards the large rock next to the water (below on the right). The walk uses pins bolted into the rock as handholds, and climbs to the other side of the river bank. The track then continues along the gap between the mangroves and a rocky outcrop, to come to the Mowbray Park athletics field.

(5.05 km) Mowbray Park to Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 266 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -11 m
Turn sharp left: From the oval's far corner, closest to the river and furthest from the road, this walk heads up the steps to the signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the hillside towards the oval (below on the right). The track winds through the bush for approximately 60m to pass over a bridge and a 'Mowbray Park' sign in a grassed area. The walk crosses this grass area to come to the intersection with the footpath.

(5.31 km) Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk to Mowbray car park (near oval)
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - footpath ( Show detail)
Length = 118 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the park bench, this walk heads down the footpath, keeping the oval below on the right. The walk continues down the hill for a short time to soon come to the intersection to the side of the oval. (End of the alternative exit track)

(5.31 km) Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk to Mowbray Park bus stop
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 42 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the footpath away from the oval, climbing the steps to the bus stop next to Mowbray Rd.

Catch the bus from Mowbray Park bus stop
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)
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Drive from Mowbray Park bus stop
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
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From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Lane Cove River tourist park


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 0.4 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 0.5 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 0.5 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 1.4 km
Rays Outdoors 93- 99 Parramatta Rd , Camperdown 1800 641 867 10 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Chatswood Station to Mowbray Park
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
10 km (to the NW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 21 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 21 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 41 km (to the NNE)

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 3 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
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