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Ferndale Loop
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km WSW of Chatswood
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Willoughby(LGA)
Climb: 88 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 88 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 and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This is a short loop which escapes the city of Chatswood and drops down into the undeveloped valleys. The track is quiet and cool in the shade which the thick canopy provides. A great short walk or run during the lunch hour. (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 Ferndale Park Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Ferndale Park Loop
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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. Greville St and Carr St Trks
Int. Dalrymple Ave and Carr St Trks
Int. Ferndale Trk and Beresford Lane Trk
Int. Lone Pine and Beresford Ave
Int. Victoria Ave and Pacific Highway
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)

Print a map and track notes here
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Rail to River sign near Western Way
 
Rail to River sign near Western Way +
 
Rail to River walk behind tennis courts
 
Rail to River walk behind tennis courts +
 
Rail to River walk sign
 
Rail to River walk sign +

 
Track marker
 
Track marker +
 
Rail to River walk
 
Rail to River walk +
 
Rock pool on Ferndale Loop
 
Rock pool on Ferndale Loop +

 
Rocky steps on Ferndale Loop
 
Rocky steps on Ferndale Loop +
 
Leaves off a tree
 
Leaves off a tree +
 
Bamboo stand
 
Bamboo stand +

 
Fern in ferns
 
Fern in ferns +
 
Bench along walk
 
Bench along walk +
 
Track up laneway
 
Track up laneway +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Ferndale Park Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Ferndale Park Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ferndale Park Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Ferndale Park 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 3.3km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 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
2.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 720m has short steep hills. The remaining (220m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (310m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 400m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 330m 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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(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 Int. Ferndale Trk and Beresford Lane Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 898 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -27 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 left: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track across the creek. The track then turns left, up the hill, and reaches a sign posted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the Darymple Ave arrow along the bush track. The track soon turns left, at a junction, to head to a sign posted creek crossing. Very soon after crossing the creek, the track comes to a sign posted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill to follow the creek (below on the right). The track meanders along the creek bank for a little while, coming to a large stand of bamboo on the left. The track then heads down to follow the creek more closely, soon crossing the creek and climbing up the bank to a signposted intersection in front of a house.

(1.89 km) Int. Ferndale Trk and Beresford Lane Trk to Chatswood Station
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 1.41 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 54 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the laneway behind the houses. The path follows the blue markers for a short time to come to Beresford Ave, opposite Wallace Park Reserve.
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, this walk heads up Lone Pine Ave to turn right onto Eddy Rd. The walk continues up to the end of the road, then turns left onto Pacific Highway. The walk passes the primary school and overpass, coming to the pedestrian crossing opposite Victoria Ave.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk crosses at pedestrian crossing on Pacific Highway, or takes the foot bridge just near the intersection. This walk then continues down Victoria Ave to the entrance of the train station on the right. If the road turns left, you have gone too far.

Catch the train from Chatswood Station
Public transport (train) available from 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 from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Chatswood Station
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 Chatswood Station
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

Drive to:


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 Ferndale Park Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Ferndale Park Loop
Click to re-center search
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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Kat - Lost IP:220.233.131.xxx | 2012-01-20 05:01:45
We ended up in OH Reid Memorial Park after we went in Ferndale Park. Where did we go wrong?
admin - re: Lost Super Administrator | 2012-01-20 05:40:32
Kat wrote:
We ended up in OH Reid Memorial Park after we went in Ferndale Park. Where did we go wrong?

Hi Kat
Sorry about that, hope you had a nice walk anyway.

Sounds like you kept going straight about 1.5km into the walk instead of turning left and crossing the creek. I will try to get through there again later this year and update the notes.

Matt :)
Panoone - General App feedback IP:49.195.0.xxx | 2014-11-08 21:42:44
Hi Matt,

Wasn't sure how to send you a direct message so I'm hoping you'll somehow find this.

First up, congrats on absolutely awesome app! My daughter and I use it religiously.

I have a couple of suggestions which I think would make the app even more useful and help grow the community.

1. Ratings. Allow users to rate a walk with a simple 5 star system. This would assist in decision making when selecting a walk.
2. Add the Start and End address (and coordinates) to the Getting There screen. Having to do a map search just adds another dependency.
3. Add user accounts and profiles so that we can keep a history of our walks, comments, likes, favourites and even contact other users to arrange future walks.

Just my thoughts. Thanks so much again.
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