2 hrs 30 mins 8.6 km easy cir­cuit

Monthly Chronicle - - Outdoor Lifestyle -

Stun­ning wa­ter views, wildlife, beau­ti­ful forests, pic­nic ar­eas, kids play­grounds, boat hire and cafes - I am not talk­ing about a five-star re­sort but the fan­tas­tic bush walk around Narrabeen La­goon.

The Narrabeen La­goon Trail is a won­der­ful and ac­ces­si­ble walk on the North­ern Beaches of Syd­ney. The trail is used by walk­ers, run­ners, cy­clists, kids on scoot­ers and peo­ple in wheel­chairs to ex­plore the stun­ning bush­land and la­goon views. There are bridges over rivers, quiet spots to en­joy the view, cafes to re­fuel as well as toi­lets and pic­nic ar­eas.

Start at Deep Creek car park (along Wake­hurst Park­way) so you can ac­cess cafes and fa­cil­i­ties on your fi­nal sec­tion if you choose to go all the way round walk­ing an­ti­clock­wise, or part way through if walk­ing clock­wise. Ei­ther way, you can take a quick lap for ex­er­cise or me­an­der along tak­ing your time en­joy all the fa­cil­i­ties along the way.

About 30% of the trail is on hard, pretty smooth gravel sur­faces, the rest is on con­crete or planked board­walk. There are no steps on the main route. With good pub­lic trans­port (buses along Pittwa­ter Road) you can choose to do the whole or just part of the walk. You might even want to hire a ca­noe or pad­dle boat to ex­plore fur­ther. Look at pho­tos and down­load full notes and maps from http://wild.tl/nltmc Happy walk­ing Matt

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