Leader: Regina Haertsch
Parramatta area: The Ponds and Hunts Creek
24 May 2019
An 80 leaders walk
Photos Steven Sim
Photo below Reguna Haertsch
Regina Haertsch, Steven Sim, Jon Hestelow, John Hungerford, Walter Baer, Laurie Olsen and Margaret Rozea
We will start from Rydalmere station and follow Subiaco Creek to commence The Ponds Walk to Carlingford. A little street walking to Hunts Creek and a track to Lake Parramatta. The excursion is concluded with some street walking to Parramatta station. Map: Street directory.
To reach the start of our walk, the majority took the train to Rydalmere for their first ever trip on the Carlingford Line. Our walk followed part of Subiaco Creek upstream and then the entire length of The Ponds, tributaries of the Parramatta River. By 1791 former convicts were settled in the area and farming commenced. The Ponds ends at Mobbs Hill at Carlingford and the morning tea views were marred by the seasonal airborne burn-off detritus.
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