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Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WSW of Roseville
Length: 6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lane Cove National Park
Climb: 185 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 185 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk takes you down into the v-shaped valleys that run between the houses of Roseville and Chatswood. The walk stays predominantly in the valleys, with many sections on road or footpath. This walk has a surprising amount of bushland which is very close to civilisation. The walk also passes the Lane Cove River Steak and Seafood Restaurant which is a great spot for a lunch break. (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 Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River
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Roseville Train Station
Int. The Rifleway and Larkin Lane
Int. The Rifleway and Larkin St
Int. Shirley Rd and The Rifleway
Int. Longford St and Shirley Rd
Longford St steps
Valley View Close
Int. Blue Gum Ck and Valley View Cl Trks
Int. Blue Gum Ck and Greville St Trks
End of Fullers Park
Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd
Fullers Bridge Pedestrian Crossing
Fullers Bridge Bus Stop
Int. Great North Walk and Fullers Bridge Bus Stop Trk
Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd
Int. Fairway and Delhi Rd
Int. Behind the 8th Tee
Int. Rail to River Trk and Reid Drive
O.H. Reid Memorial Oval car park
Eastern side of O.H. Reid Memorial Oval
Int. Rail to River Trk and Hawthorne Ave
Int. Hawthorne Ave and Bellevue Ave
Int. Fullers Rd and Bellevue Ave
Int. Lowanna Park and Fullers Rd
Int. Lowanna Park and Greville St
Harnett Pl sign post
Int. Harnett Pl Trk and Ferndale Trk
Int. Ferndale Trk and Beresford Trk
Int. Sylvia St and Centennial Ave Trks
Int. Park Ave and Rail to River Trk
Int. Park Ave and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Bob Peirson Memorial Seat
Int. Edgar St and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Int. Victoria Ave and Pacific Highway
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. The Rifleway and Larkin Lane

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Photo Gallery

 
Stairs up to the Pacific Highway and shops
 
Stairs up to the Pacific Highway and shops +
 
Valley View Close sign
 
Valley View Close sign +
 
Creek crossing behind Fullers Park
 
Creek crossing behind Fullers Park +

 
Sewer bridge above Fuller Park
 
Sewer bridge above Fuller Park +
 
Intersection after Fullers Bridge
 
Intersection after Fullers Bridge +
 
Rail to River walk sign
 
Rail to River walk sign +

 
Rail to River walk above 8th Tee
 
Rail to River walk above 8th Tee +
 
Footpath to Chatswood Station
 
Footpath to Chatswood Station +
 
Gate to Lowanna Park
 
Gate to Lowanna Park +

 
Track up valley parallel to Fullers Rd
 
Track up valley parallel to Fullers Rd +
 
Ferndale Park sign
 
Ferndale Park sign +
 
Rail to River sign near Western Way
 
Rail to River sign near Western Way +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River 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 6km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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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 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
3.5km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 2.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 310m has short steep hills and the remaining 55m is very steep.

Quality of track
3.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (470m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 4.1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.9km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Roseville Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Roseville 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 Roseville Train 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 Roseville Train 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) Roseville Train Station to Int. Shirley Rd and The Rifleway
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 407 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -24 m
From the small shop[1] on the bridge over Roseville Station, this walk heads towards the garden shop[2] and the Pacific Highway, keeping the main station to your right. This walk then crosses the highway at the traffic lights[3] and turns right. After about 40 metres (just past 'James Cafe'[4]), this walk turns left into an alleyway[5]. The walk continues down the lane for approximately 50m to then cross Larkin Lane, coming to the top of some steps[6] (on the left of a green power box).
Continue straight: From near the end of Larkin Lane, this walk heads past the green power box and down the pedestrian laneway steps[7]. After approximately 60m, the lane leads down some more steps[8] to find an intersection with another concrete footpath on the other side of Larkin St.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps, beside number 4 Larkin St[9]. From the bottom of the steps, the walk heads along the pedestrian alley[10] for about 40m, and then crosses a 60m long bridge[11]. On the other side of the bridge, this walk continues up the alley[12] for about 80m, coming to an intersection with Shirley Rd[13][14].

(0.41 km) Int. Shirley Rd and The Rifleway to Longford St Steps
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 968 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -46 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk crosses Shirley Rd[15] then follows the footpath downhill for about 150m to then cross 'Alston Way'[16]. The walk continues down beside Shirley Rd for about 700m (veering left at 'Abingdon Rd'[17]) to come to the signposted intersection with 'Longford St'[18] (on the right).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down along 'Longford St'[19] for about 100m to come to the top of the 'Valley View Cl' steps[20] (on the left), just past No.31.

(1.38 km) Longford St steps to Valley View Close
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 84 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -20 m
Turn left: From Longford St, this walk follows the 'Valley View Cl' sign[21] down the steps beside No.31. At the bottom of these steps[22], the footpath[23] continues downhill for another 50m to come to Valley View Close[24] (to find another path on the other side of the road).

(1.46 km) Valley View Close to End of Fullers Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 588 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -27 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the steps[25] (with a handrail) down between houses No.12 and 14[26]. At the back of the houses[27], this walk turns left and follows the track[28] for about 50m to pass a 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[29]. Then about 130m past this sign, this walk comes to an intersection with a faint track[30] (on your left) marked with a National Park arrow post[31].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the National Park arrow post[32] south along the clear track, keeping the valley to your right. After about 50m, the track leads down some stone steps[33] then continues down for about 80m through the denser vegetation[34] to cross the bouldery and sandy[35] Blue Gum Creek. A short distance after crossing the creek, this walk heads up to a T-intersection marked with a 'Blue Gum Creek Track' sign[36] (pointing back down to 'Valley View Close'[37]).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the face of the 'Blue Gum Creek Track' sign[38] (following neither of the arrows). The track meanders through the trees, winding past some rocky ruins[39] for approximately 120m to come to a grassy clearing, just before a concrete (sewerage) bridge[40].

(2.05 km) End of Fullers Park to Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 473 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk follows the grassy trail under the sewerage bridge[41] and continues for about 300m to come to a larger clearing and picnic shelter[42] in Fullers Park. This walk continues along the grassy trail[43] on the edge of the park, then heads up the short sealed driveway[44] past the 'Lane Cove National Park - Fullers Park' sign[45], and around the locked gate[46] to come to Lady Game Drive. Here the walk turns left and follows the grassy verge[47] for about 40m to come to the intersection of Delhi Rd and Lady Game Dr.

(2.52 km) Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd to Riverside Cafe
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 128 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the corner, this walk crosses Lady Game Drive[48] at the traffic lights, heading towards Fullers Bridge[49].
Continue straight: From the corner of Lady Game Drive and Delhi Rd, this walk follows the footpath beside Delhi Rd, across Fullers Bridge[50]. Just on the far side of the bridge, this walk comes to an intersection with a footpath[51] (and steps, on your right) about 15m before the bus stop shelter[52].
Turn right: From the intersection between the bus stop and bridge, this walk heads down the steps[53] (away from the road) to almost immediately come to an intersection with another footpath[54].
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath under Fullers Bridge[55] and comes to the end of a minor road[56], in front of the 'Riverside Cafe Bar AND Grill'[57].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Riverside Cafe Bar & Grill Alt = 2 m
The Riverside Cafe[58] is found at the end of service road on the south-west corner of Fullers Bridge. The nicely renovated building looks over the Lane Cove River and is open 7 days, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner[59]. The food is cafe-style and meals are priced upwards from $13[60]. Ph: (02) 9412 3773.

(2.52 km) Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd to Int. Fairway and Delhi Rd
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 41 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses Delhi Rd at the pedestrian crossing, then heads right to cross The Fairway. The walk immediately comes to an intersection with a bush track.

(2.56 km) Int. Fairway and Delhi Rd to Int. Behind the 8th Tee
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 200 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down to the Lane Cove River, on the right. The walk continues under the river bank's shady vegetation for a short time to a large signposted intersection behind the 8th tee of the golf course.

(2.76 km) Int. Behind the 8th Tee to Int. Rail to River Trk and Reid Drive
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 55 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill tending right, to a set of stairs which it climbs up to Reid Drive, opposite No. 17.

(2.82 km) Int. Rail to River Trk and Reid Drive to Eastern side of O.H. Reid Memorial Oval
Track: Moderate - road,openland
Length = 515 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the road above Chatswood Golf Course (below on the right). The walk follows the O.H. Reid Memorial Oval sign along the road for approximately 200m to the oval, car park and picnic area with play equipment.
Continue straight: From the car park, this walk heads past the metal gate and across the oval to the far side of the oval, where a track marker stands just off the oval.

(3.33 km) Eastern side of O.H. Reid Memorial Oval to Int. Rail to River Trk and Hawthorne Ave
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads up the stairs, winding around and through rocky outcrops to a fence line. The track follows the fence line up to the road, where a sign is bolted to the telegraph pole, indicating 'Rail to River Walk'.

(3.4 km) Int. Rail to River Trk and Hawthorne Ave to Harnett Pl sign post
Walk: Easy - road,footpath,footpath,footpath,footpath
Length = 1.07 km Time = 21 mins
Climb = 40 m Descent = -22 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads up the road following the 'Rail to River Walk' sign to the corner of the road.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' sign up Bellevue Ave for approximately 500m to the signposted intersection with Fullers Rd.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up Fullers Rd, tending right where Fullers Rd meets Millwood Ave. The walk follows Fullers Rd for a short time to Lowanna Park on the right. Entry to the park is via a gate at the near-end of the park.
Turn right: From the Fullers Rd gate entry of Lowanna Park, this walk passes through the park diagonally, past the BBQs and play equipment, to the gate opening to Greville St. There is a 'Rail to River Walk' signpost outside the gate.
Turn right: From the gate, this walk heads down the hill, away from Fullers Rd. The track heads down the hill for approximately 200m to cross the road to the Harnett Pl sign, opposite No. 86.

(4.48 km) Harnett Pl sign post to Int. Park Ave and Rail to River Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 500 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -22 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the stairs, coming to a house. From the house on the right, the track zigzags down the hill through mossy rock outcrops to the signposted intersection above a creek and pipe.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads down the steps and along the creek (which remains on your right) for approximately 60m to a signposted intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads up the gully, with the creek on the right. The track continues climbing up the gully for approximately 100m to an intersection in a clearer area.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' arrow on the signpost, to head up the gully. The track leads up along the creek (on your right) for approximately 50m to some steppingstones across the creek. Approximately 50m later, the track comes out onto a grassed clearing, from which the walk continues along the management trail to Park Ave.

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

(5.01 km) Int. Park Ave and Edgar St Reserve Trk to Bob Peirson Memorial Seat
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 189 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Rail to River Walk' sign[61] off the road and along the bush track. The track heads relatively straight alongside a stormwater drain and a line of houses, to then pass a tennis courts' cyclone fence (above on the left). The walk then comes to a memorial bench which marks the intersection.

(5.2 km) Bob Peirson Memorial Seat to Int. Edgar St and Edgar St Reserve Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 147 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the memorial bench, this walk heads up the hill, with the stormwater on the right and the house fences on both sides. The track heads up the hill for approximately 150m to a clearing with a playground. This walk passes the playground (with the playground on the left), continuing to the gate and road.

(5.34 km) Int. Edgar St and Edgar St Reserve Trk to Chatswood Station
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 623 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 37 m Descent = -9 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the "Rail to River" sign down Edgar St, to turn left onto Western Way. The walk along Western Way takes a dogleg turn right onto Jenkins Rd, then left onto Western Way again, and to the Pacific Highway. At the highway, this walk turns right (south) to the pedestrian crossing at Victoria Ave.
Turn left: 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

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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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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 Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 1.5 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 1.5 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 1.5 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 1.8 km
Rays Outdoors 93- 99 Parramatta Rd , Camperdown 1800 641 867 11.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Roseville to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
9 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 19 km (to the N)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 22 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 40 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
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Lane Cove National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
This small but picturesque city park is a haven of peaceful bushland along the winding Lane Cove River. Home to the Kukundi Wildlife Shelter and 27 km of the Great North Walk, you can also hire a boat, take a stroll or enjoy a picnic by the weir.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Lane Cove National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Terrys Creek walking track maintenance
Some areas of this park will experience temporary disruptions and delays due to walking track maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Closed areas are:
  • Terrys Creek walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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