Leader: Lynne Outhred
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP: Turramurra to Wahroonga via Bobbin Head
19 February 2019
An 80 leaders walk
Photos Steven Sim
Lynne Outhred, Soo Lee Chen, Jan Wilson, Chris Edwards, Jan Mathieson, Adrienne Kinna, John Maltby, Warwick Blake, Ali Mahmoodian, Colin Helmstedt, Steven Sim, Graham Conden, Robyn Christie, prospective Glenis Carroll.
We walk from the park gates down to the Warrimoo Track and along the upper reaches of Cowan Creek to Bobbin Head where we'll have time for coffee. Then along the boardwalk to the Gibberagong track, which undulates until it meets Grosvenor St, where we walk along lanes and streets to Wahroonga Station. A lovely walk mostly through bush - all on track and several creek crossings and one steep short climb towards the end.
Along with a cacophony of high school students, fourteen bush club members caught the bus to the Ku-ring-gai Chase park entrance. After a brief photoshop at the Sphinx monument we set off for Bobbin Head. Part way down the Warrimoo Track a high tide turned an easy section of the walk beside Cowan Creek into an off-track scramble over a large sandstone outcrop.
Several subsequent sections were also flooded and while some people elected to wade, others headed for the hills, successfully emerging further along the track where we stopped to admire a large goanna heading away from the water.
The weather was not the cool day of the weather forecast, but hot (31) and humid when we reached Bobbin Head where cold drinks and ice creams were appreciated by some of us. Luckily the tide was going out so the mangrove boardwalk was not under water when we headed up the Gibberagong track.
This pleasant forested track follows Cockle Creek to the Gibberagong Waterholes before crossing Lovers’ Jump Creek and heading up the hill towards Grosvenor St. We followed the laneways to Wahroonga Station where some headed for trains, while the rest of us enjoyed iced coffees at the Butcher’s Block.
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