Starting from the car park on Percy Begg Circuit, Dunlop, this walk pivots around the West Belconnen Pond mostly via Bicentennial National Trail. Take this convenient pondside walk to relieve some stress if you need to, as it can serve as a quick getaway from the city. Enjoy a sandwich, or just lie down and listen to nature’s sounds as the refreshing air near the water fills into your lungs. Your dog can also join you on this journey, although you might have to give him/her a good wash as the track can be muddy at some spots. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Ginninderra Drive Offramp then drive for 430 m
Keep left and drive for another 9.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Ginninderra Drive and drive for another 990 m
Turn right onto Lance Hill Avenue and drive for another 320 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Lance Hill Avenue and drive for another 420 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Lance Hill Avenue and drive for another 175 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Kerrigan Street and drive for another 360 m
Turn left onto Percy Begg Circuit and drive for another 345 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the car park on Percy Begg Circuit(50 metres southwest of intersection with DeMole Street), pass through the hip-height wooden poles and step on the concrete footpath. Turn left and head towards the pond, moving parallel to the road. Follow the concrete track as it veers right, keeping the pond to your left. Stay pondside and follow the track to continue along West Belconnen Pond Circuit.....
Directions & comments
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 45 m head through the bollard.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 80 m turn right.
After another 10 m pass the shelter (20 m on your left).
After another 35 m pass a seat (30 m on your left)., has a backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (60 m on your left).
Then pass the "James Harrison Street Central Community Playground" (25 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (10 m on your left).
After another 15 m veer right.
After another 55 m head through the bollard.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 130 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 90 m turn right, to head along Bicentennial National Trail.
After another 500 m continue straight, to head along Bicentennial National Trail.
After another 880 m pass a seat (20 m on your right).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 410 m pass the "Percy Pegg Circuit Neighbourhood Playground" (35 m on your left).
After another 4 m veer right.
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 95 m veer right.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the shelter (9 m on your left).
After another 60 m pass a seat (35 m on your left).
After another 115 m pass a seat (8 m on your right).
After another 190 m pass the shelter (5 m on your right).
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 45 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
West Belconnen Pond Circuit
40 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 3 on route, on average they are 630 m apart with the largest gap of 1.8 km.
Seat: There are 5 on route, on average they are 420 m apart with the largest gap of 1.5 km.