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Sheldon Forest Walk
Time: 50 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km SSW of Turramurra
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Sheldon Forest
Climb: 33 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 33 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: Moderate

This is a pleasant walk exploring the Sheldon Forest from the 1st Turramurra Scout Hall to Troon place in Pymble. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin, and is supported by community bushcare programs. This walk meanders through rainforest for the most part, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. (open in app)


There are closures in Worimi State Conservation Area
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Sheldon Forest Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Sheldon Forest Walk
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1st Turramurra Scout Hall
Int. of Jubilee Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks
Int. of Jubilee Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks
Int. of Kimbarra Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks
Int. of Kimbarra Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks
Top of stairs
Int. near creek crossing
Waterhole
Int. of Sheldon Forest and Warragal Rd tracks
Int. of Warragal Rd and sewer pipe tracks
Bridge near waterfall
Starting point for this hiking track: 1st Turramurra Scout Hall

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
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Scouthall and carpark
 
Scouthall and carpark +
 
start of sheldon forest track
 
start of sheldon forest track +
 
Jubilee Ave track intersection
 
Jubilee Ave track intersection +

 
Jubilee ave track intersection
 
Jubilee ave track intersection +
 
Cleft in rock
 
Cleft in rock +
 
Closed (riparian) section of forest.
 
Closed (riparian) section of forest. +

 
Stream
 
Stream +
 
Bridge over tributary
 
Bridge over tributary +
 
Mushroom
 
Mushroom +

 
Wooden steps
 
Wooden steps +
 
Waterfall
 
Waterfall +
 
Bridge over small stream near Troon place
 
Bridge over small stream near Troon place +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Sheldon Forest Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Sheldon Forest Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Sheldon Forest Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Sheldon Forest Walk 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 1.8km
Time 50 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
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.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
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).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Turramurra Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Turramurra 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 1st Turramurra Scout Hall
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 1st Turramurra Scout Hall
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|

Scout hall Alt = 148 m
The 1st Turramurra Scout Hall has a car park and a tap at the front. It also offers some shelter under an awning and a fire place out the back. For more information on scouting, contact Scouts Australia NSW on (02)9735 9000. More info

(0 km) 1st Turramurra Scout Hall to Int. of Jubilee Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 88 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
From the car park in front of 1st Turramurra Scout Hall, near the top of Warragal Rd, this walk heads around the hall (keeping the hall to the left) and along the track, past the clearing and the 'Please leash your dog' sign[1] to an intersection at a 'Jubilee Ave' sign[2].

(0.09 km) Int. of Jubilee Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks to End of Jubilee Ave
Alternate Exit: Walk: Easy - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 123 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jubilee Ave' sign[3] south-east down a gentle slope and over a small bridged creek, to the end of Jubilee Ave. (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.09 km) Int. of Jubilee Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks to Int. of Kimbarra Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 128 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the Sheldon Forest track (the unsignposted track), downhill in a south-westerly direction. The track soon narrows and soon comes to a 'Y' intersection of tracks leading to Kimbarra Ave and Troon Place (signposted).

(0.22 km) Int. of Kimbarra Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks to End of Kimbarra Ave
Alternate Exit: Walk: Easy - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 89 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads south towards the houses visible on Kimbarra Ave. Soon, the track passes through the gap in the fence, at the end of Kimbarra Ave. (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.22 km) Int. of Kimbarra Ave and Sheldon Forest tracks to Int. near creek crossing
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 229 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -15 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Troon Place' sign[4] west, down a gentle slope and around a right-hand bend. About 10m past a small rock platform, the track comes to the top of a set of stairs.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps and through a cleft in a rock, winding down across a creek and up the other side to the next intersection.

(0.45 km) Int. near creek crossing to Waterhole
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 342 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -17 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down the metal staircase and follows the creek through a closed or 'riparian' section of forest, with some small bridged tribultaries and steps along the way. The track soon opens up and comes to a small waterhole (where the main track turns left up the hill ahead).

(0.79 km) Waterhole to Bridge near waterfall
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 808 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -42 m
Turn left: From the waterhole, the walk heads up the steep hill until it turns right as it flattens out. After a few hundred metres, the track gently heads downhill and follows the side of the ridge through a tall, open forest until reaching the signposted intersection of 'Sheldon Forest', 'Warragal Rd' and 'Troon Place' tracks, with a 'Rofe Park' sign[5].
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Troon Place' arrow[6] straight along the side of the ridge until the track opens out into a taller forest and comes to the bottom of some steps.
Turn left: From here, the walk heads up the steps then curves around to the right, following the top of a small gorge. The walk heads down a wooden staircase overlooking a waterfall, coming to a bridge.

(1.6 km) Bridge near waterfall to Troon Place(before road bridge)
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 180 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the bridge, this walk heads upstream, along the southern side. The track follows the riverbank past the back of some houses to a small clearing, crossing a wooden bridge and coming to Troon Place.

Catch the bus from Troon Place(before road bridge)
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 Troon Place(before road bridge)
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
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

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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)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 4.9 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 4.8 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 4.9 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 8.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 8.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Sheldon Forest Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Sheldon Forest Walk
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
3 km (to the W)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 14 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 21 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 26 km (to the S)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 37 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

Sheldon Forest 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.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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