The Artarmon Link Path (Cordia Way) is a wide, gently undulating pedestrian/cycle path that runs from Shepherd Road to Artarmon Reserve (entering the reserve on the northern side next to the bowling club), following the original path of the creek (which is now underneath the concrete). The path continues around the field to join the Naremburn cycleway which runs under the freeway to Bicentennial Park.
Starting from a pedestrian tunnel underneath the rail line close to Artarmon Station, which is decorated with colourful murals, a short walk through a pleasantly wooded corridor next to the train line leads us to the oval. There are some sculptures of acorns near the oval.
This is the Chatswood Catholic Parish Church, located quite close to the Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre. I have always admired this building and love taking photos of it at night.
This is a tour through various Civic Heritage Commemorative Plaques that have been installed in order to commemorate the heritage of Willoughby. We started at the site of the Willoughby Tram Terminus (now a very pink pharmacy!), and walk through some heritage buildings along Penshurst St. Along the way, we stopped at the art deco Baby Health Centre, Pommy Lodge, Laurelbank Cottage, fire station, arts centre, public school, Trersillian, Telford Lane, Butt Park, the tannery (now bus depot), Albert Chowne Memorial Hall, Drill Hall and ended at George Brain Lane.
This is a special article featuring animals and wildlife I have encountered in the suburb I live in. Of course, many are pets (taken at the dog walking park near Roseville Oval) but occasionally birds and even a bat. Roseville Bridge used to host a bat colony but it looks like they have been driven out.
I discovered this by accident whilst walking around Roseville. It starts under the old oak tree on the corner of Roseville Avenue and Amarna Parade, Roseville, opposite Little Digger Park, and then follows Moore’s Creek until it hits the Roseville Golf Course. The track then breaks into Carlyle Road. It then resumes and joins with the Two Creek Track, but I did not walk that section.
Roseville has 4 churches that I know about – St Andrews, St. Barnabas, the Uniting Church and Luke’s Presbyterian (actually I discovered while writing this article there is a 5th called the New Church in West Roseville that I have never visited).
Ferndale Park is a long and narrow 9.8 hectare remnant bushland reserve that is surrounded by residential properties, located within the Lane Cove River catchment, Chatswood. Swaines Creek runs through the centre of the park with many stormwater drains from nearby roads and properties feeding into it. A major sewer line runs parallel with the creek with a series of sewer overflow points found along the creek line. Water from the creek flows into the adjacent Chatswood Golf Course before draining into the Lane Cove River.
Beauchamp Park is our local park, situated in the upper park of the Scotts Creek sub-catchment. There is a sports oval here which is also used by many dog owners exercising their dogs in the afternoon. The area south of the park has a playground and many interesting flowering plants.
The Harold Reid reserve consists of a sandstone hill called The Sugarloaf located on a headland, sandwiched between Crag Cove and Castle Cove and facing into Sugarloaf Bay and then onto Middle Harbour. Castle Cove is named after Innisfallen Castle (also called Willis Castle because it was built by Henry Hastings Willis, a prominent member of the Parliament of New South Wales at the time).