Saturday, 9 December 2017

Adventures in Sydney: Thornleigh Bushwalk


Another weekend, another bushwalk.

We ventured to Hornsby region - also known as the Bushland shire - for a relatively short bushwalk. One of the perks of living in Sydney is the close proximity to various bushwalks. However, admittedly, they eventually all look the same.


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The circuit in Thornleigh to Stringybark Ridge was around 4.4km (it was a shorter version of this walk).

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The walk took us past the Thornleigh Quarry which was constructed in 1883 by Amos & Co to supply sandstone. Due to the steep gradient, a zig zag railway line was constructed to transport the stones to the top. Aside from the sign, it wasn't obvious that it was the location of the quarry; it simply looked like an odd clearing.

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The circuit was fairly easy except for the incline towards Stringybark Ridge. By this stage it was also getting quite warm and sweaty; I get quite grumpy in hot weather.

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It wasn't an overly exciting walk. But it was lovely to be able to take a step away from the busy-ness of Sydney and to recentre. Apart from the noises from the planes and the powerlines, the area felt like I was worlds away from civilisation.

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