Cross sectional view of the Sheldon Forest Walk bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Sheldon Forest Walk bushwalking trackOverview 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.
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
||Clearly signposted (1/6)
||No experience required (1/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 1.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 690m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 1.8km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 890m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 890m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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The Sheldon Forest growing on the shale ridge is characterised by the towering Blue Gums which can reach 30m. On the lower slopes the vegetation changes, to that of a Sydney Turpentine Ironbark forest. Sandstone was also quarried on the northern edge of the Sheldon Forest until the 1930's. This is a playground for locals walking their dogs.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment. Troon Creek
Troon Creek is a natural bushland reserve owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai Council. The reserve is south of Sheldon Forest.
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.