This easy walk, which is wheelchair accessible, travels through open grasslands that are surrounded by healthy eucalyptus forest. The grasslands have two large ponds, with two black swans on the lower pond. Do beware of the swans defending their territory. Richley Reserve is well maintained and makes this walk particularly attractive. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal & Worimi people, 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 Charlestown Road, A37 then drive for 380 m
Turn right onto Carnley Avenue and drive for another 2 km
Turn left onto Orchardtown Road and drive for another 125 m
Turn left onto Blamey Avenue and drive for another 280 m
Turn left onto Freyberg Street and drive for another 85 m
Keep left and drive for another 150 m
Turn slight left and drive for another 190 m
Turn slight right and drive for another 95 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Richley Reserve car park (next to the 'Tall Tree Ridge Walk' sign), this walk follows the footpath, while keeping the sign and pond on your right. This walk continues with the pond on your right for about 180m, until the footpath becomes gently uphill and comes to a four-way intersection, with a timber footbridge on the right and a children's playground on the left.....
Directions & comments
After 235 m pass the playground (20 m on your left).
After another 265 m continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 80 m pass the car park (15 m on your left).
After another 3 m continue straight.
After another 15 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Richley Reserve Circuit
Smooth & flat
15 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)