Maps and Walks

 

NEW! An overview of the Greenways network can now be found on the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council website.

The map legend is on the left side of the page- go to Land > and then to Bywong Wamboin Greenways Master Plan.

QPRC map legend

A Google map of the Bywong & Wamboin Greenways network (Oct 2018),  includes photographs of entrances and intersections on the various tracks, is available via the link provided below. This map will be helpful in planning your walk and, where mobile coverage is available, identifying your location when on the track.

There is also a printable, DOWNLOAD Bywong and Wamboin Greenways 2-page map (images below) containing the same information on the tracks and entrances. This is currently being updated to include all greenways and public access ways.

12 Walks with Google Maps & Printable Maps

The 12 walks listed here are a mix of loop walks and A-B /return walks. They are listed in order of shortest to longest distance. REMEMBER the two biggest safety issues while out walking will be fast moving vehicles, and snakes, in that order.

Maps Legend- What do the icons mean?

Greenway map icon legend

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE table of walks 12 Walks Bywong & Wamboin 15 June 2020

WALK No.DISTANCE & TYPETERRAIN & SEASONMAP & DETAILS
1
1.4kms about 20-25 mins approx.

A-B walk / return
Undulating walk with one very small uphill and downhill.

SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER.
Bywong Hall- short orientation walk for those new to greenways to show them how to access the greenways from Jx Les Reardon Reserve to South to Jx Bywong Hall (Cresswell’s corner) return.

USE GREENWAYS NETWORK MAP

TRACK NOTES : Mel Hillery has produced these lovely track notes, giving some additional information about the local flowers and other natural attractions for this walk- Nature Notes Track 1

Nature Notes Track 1
22.5kms- 1 hour very leisurely..

A-B walk return
Flat, easy walking. No shade.

SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER.
Lake George/ Ngungara lakeside SHORT WALK– stroll along the Lakeshore and admire the view.

GOOGLE MAP
33.26 kms: 1 hour approx.

LOOP Walk
3 small hills, bushland and very scrubby underfoot, long grass.

SUMMER: Shady
Clare Lane, Valley & Valley View Lane: - either direction.
Starting from EntExClare Lane. head South to the Jx Valley View, West up the hill and down to EntEx Clare Valley Lane, then South West along the roadside to Norton Road, take the path on the East side of Norton Road, and then turn North onto Valley View Lane roadside and to the cul-de-sac. Straight through the EntExt Valley View gate and back to EntEx Clare Lane.

GOOGLE MAP
43.6kms about 1-1 ½hours.
LOOP Walk.
Mostly flat, some undulating walking. Mostly on clear path aside from roadside walking on Denley and Macs Reef.

SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER.
Bywong Hall / Macs Reef Loop: Bywong Hall/ Les Reardon Reserve:
ANTI-CLOCKWISE LOOP: Head South to Jx Bywong Hall, then go West to EntEx 46-136 Denley Drive, then North along Denley Drive to Macs Reef Road. Head West along Macs Reef Road (North side mostly) down hill to Birriwa Road and return to the Hall.

GOOGLE MAP
54.3 kms 1-1 ½hours

A-B walk
Car shuffle
Flat and mostly clear paths.

SUMMER, SPRING, AUTUMN- Mostly shaded walking.
Weeroona Drive, Wamboin/ Clare Lane, Bywong - A-B walk in either direction.
Walking from West to East: Start at Weeroona Drive entrance walking west along an open paddock, cross an eroded creek bed into a line of pine trees. Follow the path to the corner Cnr Weeroona/Norton and head South into remnant bush. Follow the path that leads South into an open paddock just before the Cnr Norton/Weeroona and then head West along the fenceline, through a small creek and up the hill towards EntEx Norton Road.
Head South along Norton roadside and cross the road when you get to Clare Valley Place. Walk to the end at the cul-de-sac to join the greenway EntEx Clare Valley Place, up and over the small hill down towards a gate (Cnr Valley View). Head North up to EntEx Clare Lane.

GOOGLE MAP
64.4kms 1 - 1 1/2 hour faster pace.

LOOP WALK
More difficult- Flat walking combined with some short, steep climbing with a return the same way.

SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER- Minimal shade. Very pleasant when no Westerly wind blowing with traffic noise from Highway.
Lake George/ Ngungara / Crown land LOOP walk:
Start at Weereewa Lookout car park. Jump fence and head south up the escarpment to the gate. Continue South along the escarpment (private land) and walk past the tower onto crown land. Continue South just before a large gully, to admire the view. Traverse along the escarpment heading North.

GOOGLE MAP

76 kms- 1 ½- 2 hours fairly leisurely pace.

LOOP WALK
Mixed terrain – mostly flat, some short steep hills.

SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER. Only shade is along Macs Reef roadside and western corner of Newington Road.
Harriott Road/ Newington Road LOOP:
Start anywhere along the Harriott/ Macs Reef corners/ Newington road. Access the greenway at the Southern end of the loop from either EntEx 152-154 Harriott or EntEx 197 Newington.

GOOGLE MAP
86.4 kms- 1 ½- 2 hours fairly leisurely pace.

A-B walk
Car shuffle
Mostly flat and downhill from Millyn to The Henge. Mixed paths- Donnelly Links have no made path.

SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER.
Millyn Road to South End Old Federal Highway: either direction.
From Millyn road to Donnelly Road, walk Donnelly Road down to the new Fed Hwy to Old Federal Highway. Downhill finish with visit to either Tulip Top Gardens (open September-October) or across the highway to The Henge (private facility).
Walking the other direction will be primarily uphill.
GOOGLE MAP
97kms – 1 ½ -2 hours walk.

LOOP WALK
Mostly flat, one short steep hill.

Rough terrain in parts along Federal Highway, and some parts of Schofield road, including fording a creek, and some parts of Donnelly links.
Take care on Bungendore Road section – traffic.

AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING
Donnelly Links/ Fed Highway/ Schofield Road/ Bungendore Road/ Millyn Road LOOP either direction.
This walk offers a variety of views, and is mostly only slightly undulating, except the the Easterly section of road adjoining Bungendore Road where there is a hill. A few challenges - jump one fence at Donnelly Road/ Fed Highway section, wading through very boggy ankle-deep water in one section of the Schofield Road.
Take care walking alongside the Bungendore Road - not very long but quite narrow. Millyn Road walking is delightful. The Donnelly Links have a series of unlocked gates for through access.

GOOGLE MAP

1011kms approx 2- 3 hours walk.

LOOP WALK
Mixed terrain – mostly flat, some short steep hills.

SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER. Shaded along greenways and open no shade along paved roads and Millpost Hill.
Millpost Hill LOOP – either direction
OPTION 1 - Anticlockwise from Bywong Hall . West and then South through Birchmans Grove to Orana Drive, Hogan Drive up to Millpost and down the other side crossing Denley to meet the Greenways heading North and back to Bywong Hall.

OPTION 2 - Clockwise from Majors Close. Majors Close head West to Millpost Hill, North on Hogan Drive, West to Orana & Yuranga, north onto greenway towards Birchmans Grove and Jx Harriott. Head East towards Denley Drive, across Denley to enter greenway and head South back to Majors Close.
GOOGLE MAP

1113kms 3-4 hours walk.

LOOP WALK
Mostly flat and mostly clear paths.

SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER- No shade on Eastern end of Woolshed Lane, Warramunga Lane, greenway link between Warramunga/ Norton and along Norton Rd.
Woolshed/ Warramunga/ Norton/ Weeroona LOOP Walk. Start anywhere along the loop, heading either way.
Clockwise walk - Walk the length of Woolshed Lane, the length of Warramunga Close, the Warramunga/ Norton Road greenway, Norton Road northern section, Norton Road/ Weeroona Drive greenway, Weeroona Drive to Majors Close cul-de-sac, EntEx Majors Close to Jx Majors all the way North to EntEx 97 Denley Drive.

GOOGLE MAP
1214.6km
3-5 hours walk

LOOP WALK
Mostly flat and mostly clear paths and roadside walking.

AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING. Northern section is mostly shaded with the southern section being open and exposed.

SUMMER option could include walking Norton Road rather than Wirreanda Road.
Wamboin Loop Walk – start anywhere on the loop.
CLOCKWISE DIRECTION: Incorporates existing greenways network off Weeroona Drive, connecting with Norton Road and then to Ryans Road, Wirreanda Road, back to Norton Road and Weeroona Drive.

GOOGLE MAP

Roadside Access Ways

Bywong & Wamboin greenways are linked to local roads. Many of these local roads have unpaved walk access alongside the road, including a number of our main roads.

Macs Reef Road – Google map with where roadside access is safe.

Geocaching

If you are into Geocaching there are a number located in Bywong and Wamboin areas on Greenways, there are even some Trig point caches too. A simple Internet search with… Bywong, Wamboin and geocache… will find a number of them.

Guided Public Walks

Community Happy Heart Walks with GRoW: Archive

2013 Program – GROW public walks 2013

2014 Program- GROW public walks 2014

2015 Program- GROW public walks 2015

GRoW held our inaugural walk in  November 2010, and then another in September 2011 and in September 2012, when the Warramunga/ Norton road link was opened.

First greenway walk photo

Inaugural community walk from Bywong Hall, 21 November 2010.

An annual program of  Happy Heart walks  was held between 2013-2016,  which aimed to get people and their dogs & horses out walking, talking, riding, enjoying connecting with others in the community. GROW worked closely with the Gearys Gap/ Wamboin Landcare Group to share and improve our knowledge of the locality.

Greenways crowd on Millpost

First community walk to Millpost Hill, September 2011.

GREENWAY GROUP AT THE LAKE

Happy walkers at Lake George/ Weereewa/ Ngungara 2015

 

All Greenways Google maps & printable maps have been created, and are maintained by  Nora Stewart. This page is  currently being maintained by Nora Stewart. Last updated  21 September 2020.

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